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Mycroft CEO to Speak at Techweek KC | Sept. 14th, 2017

By September 6, 2017 No Comments
Josh Montgomery at techweek

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Joshua is set to speak at Techweek on Sept. 14th, at 1pm in Kansas City. He’ll take part in a panel titled “Elite Engineering Talent” where he’ll discuss how to build top tier technical teams that can solve complex problems and scale product quickly.

This is one of many impressive panels, speeches, and events going on at Techweek. Get tickets here to meet and learn from tech startup leaders. We’d love to see you there!

Mycroft and Techweek’s Romantic History

Techweek KC is an exciting event for us. It was at this event last year that things changed pretty significantly for the company.

We were one of 20 companies selected to compete in a pitch competition during Techweek KC called Launch KC. Additionally we were given booth space to show off what we are building.

The week long event was filled with entrepreneurial mixers and parties attended by those in the KC community that help drive innovation. The Mayor of KC, Sly James, was at the opening night event. We’ve spoken a little about how groups like Techweek and those that push innovation and Entrepreneurship have a vital place in every community, our story is just added proof.

Mycroft claimed victory at the final pitching competition, and we were one of ten companies to take home a non-diluted $50,000 grant as well as free offices. Additionally, we were selected to pitch at Techweek Nationals in Miami – where we also won.

Moreover, because of that win we moved the headquarters of Mycroft from Lawrence, KS to Kansas City, MO. It wasn’t a big move for us (just a 45 minute drive.) But it was a big move for Mycroft AI.

Being based in Missouri allowed us to apply for and accept funding from the Missouri Technology Corporation. This investment made sure we could hire summer interns, many of which have stayed on as full time employees.

The What, When and Where:

Techweek runs from 9.11-9.15

Techweek is a national organization that sets out to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in communities outside of Silicon Valley. Headquartered in Chicago, they host conferences and a robust media platform to promote entrepreneurs of all forms.

Techweek also hosts LaunchKC, a $500,000 grant pool that’s split between 9 promising startups. The Launch KC competition is Friday, Sept. 15 this year.

Find us at Techweek! Get your tickets here. Hurry, prices increase the closer we get!