18th and Vine Office Open House Attracts Solid Crowd, Local News Interest

In Entrepreneurs, Initiatives, Small Business by EDCKC Staff

Our 18th and Vine Office was overflowing with entrepreneurs, ecosystem builders, community leaders and elected officials at our open house event on February 27th.

This space is a key part of our KC.UP program, a proactive effort to address gaps in the pathways to entrepreneurial success faced by communities of color. KC.UP is a collaboration with a proven program with these goals from Atlanta called OHUB.

This office in the historic 18th and Vine district is home to a broad base of programming and serves as a co-working and networking space for entrepreneurs that are building businesses and seeking capital.

Check out the coverage from Fox4:

The Open House Event attracted a variety of community and entrepreneurial community leaders. Left to Right: EDC Interim President & CEO T’Risa McCord, KCMO Councilmembers Melissa Robinson and Brandon Ellington, EDC Business Development Officer Jamilah Jones, KCMO Councilmembers Ryana Parks-Shaw and Eric Bunch, OHUB President Rodney Sampson, OHUB.KC Ecosystem Development Lead Lyndon Breckenridge, and former KCMO Councilmember Jermaine Reed.