Saturday, February 22, 2014
Jason Grill Touts Kansas City Biz Winning!!!
Check this bit of Kansas City biz inspiration from one of our favorite, young power brokers:
Missouri.com Interview With Jason Grill: “Kansas City is a sleeping giant on a national and international level when it comes to entrepreneurship.”
Here's a bit more celebration of our cowtown biz culture . . .
"Kansas City is an amazing city and has a rich entrepreneurial history. We have the best foundation for entrepreneurship and education in the world with the Kauffman Foundation being here. We have an abundance of resources, Google fiber, corporate innovation and some of the best accelerators in the US. However, the real reason for Kansas City’s surge the last few years has been the community. The entrepreneurial community in KC is ultra supportive of each other in all facets. People and businesses work together and are willing to introduce you to just about anyone to help your startup or entrepreneurial endeavor succeed. In a competitive world, KC entrepreneurs are about bringing the entire ecosystem up, rather than just their own business."
This is a pretty strong pitch from a dude who is quite impressive in a suit.
In fact, Mr. Grill is getting some pretty nice reviews for his recent Sock 101 special event.
While, our experience with local biz folk has been mixed and we find that most people (in general) would gladly slit the throat of the guy one seat over on the bus if they thought they could get away with it . . . This biz hype is nice if only because it reflects the ideal for Kansas City and it's worth sharing if anybody wanted a yearbook answer about the local economy to share in polite company.