UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
View Other Classes & Events

StartupGrowKC: Building Smart & Intentional Teams

Tuesday, January 29 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am • Organized By Enterprise Center in Johnson County
4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 350B, Fairway, KS 66205


This 3-session bootcamp has been created to help startups/small organizations, who lack in-house Human Resources or Recruiting expertise, plan for team growth.

Students will work through what building a team should look like, and learn to craft a 12-month plan for human capital growth. We will explore the right and wrong way to execute a recruiting and hiring plan (including the challenges of hiring your friends), and discuss fostering a healthy team culture, starting from that first hire.

Each session will be facilitated by an expert in the topic following a case study. Students should plan to participate in all three evenings. Topics include:

  • Night 1: Staffing Strategy - factors to consider; 'real' costs; business model considerations
  • Night 2: Recruiting Talent - how to frame a role, benefits, and right-size a job posting; pricing a role; how/where to find talent
  • Night 3: Managing Small, Effective Teams - what's needed; how to manage small teams; correcting issues before they grow

Whether you are looking to raise capital within the next year and need accurate projections, or simply need to be proactive and smart about how you scale your team, we hope you will join us.

Event Dates: January 22, January 29, February 5

Kathryn Golden
Enterprise Center in Johnson County
(913) 438-2282
January 29 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am Add to my Calendar
Add event to: ICal Outlook Google Calendar
Enterprise Center in Johnson County
4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Suite 350B
Fairway, KS 66205
Get Directions »