TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POWER BROKER DIANA KANDER AND HER "ALL IN STARTUP" PROJECT STAY WINNING!!!
There are a great many people in Kansas City who don't realize that Diana Kander isn't just a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the wife of Missouri Secretary Of State Jason Kander . . . She's also one of most influential power brokers in all of Kansas City.
To wit . . .
CHECK OUT DIANA KANDER'S LATEST PROJECT THAT HAS ALREADY MET WITH INSTANT ONLINE SUCCESS!!!
The All In Start-Up project seems like a new hands-on approach to biz teaching. Here's the pitch or play since "DK" seems to be fond of b-ball metaphors . . .
The best part . . .
DIANA KANDER ALREADY MET HER FUNDRAISING GOAL ONLINE AND IS NOW TAKING HER GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL!!!
By the time we got to blogging, she's already proven successful . . . Here's what she says:
"I am so incredibly humbled that we were able to meet our initial goal within 24 hours of launching the campaign!!! The amount raised so far will allow us to send curriculum and materials to over 300 classrooms! That's incredible. But we can do better."
For more info on the project click here: AllInStartup.com
So, this bit of Kansas City biz success should inspire online denizens and once again reveals that the lady who pretty much installed Sly James in power as Mayor is one step ahead of the online game. Natch.
Here's A Short Summary Of The Project . . .
There are over 10,000 entrepreneurship classrooms in the US, reaching over half a million students, but did you know that the vast majority of educators are teaching entrepreneurship from a textbook, rather than letting students experience it for themselves?
Teaching entrepreneurship should be a lot less like teaching accounting (theory based) and a lot more like teaching basketball (hands on practice).
My name is Diana Kander. I am an entrepre.nerd and a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. I've written a novel about the trials and tribulations of starting a business and created an accompanying curriculum to get students out of the classroom to experience launching a new venture for themselves.
The book, All In Startup, takes place at the World Series of Poker and has more sexual tension than any business book you've ever read (meaning students will actually read it). For more about the book, I've included a more detailed writeup below.
I'm trying to get the book and curriculum into the hands of each of those 10,000 professors in the hopes that they will use it to introduce experiential education - getting customers, finding problems worth solving, testing assumptions, etc - into their classroom.