Successful Serial Entrepreneur Christopher Schroeder to Deliver Opening Keynote of GEW

Release Date: 10/23/2012

Media Contact:
Barb Schulte, 816-932-1103, Kauffman Foundation

Successful Serial Entrepreneur Christopher Schroeder
to Deliver Opening Keynote of Global Entrepreneurship Week KC  

Register now to attend Startup@Kauffman Demo Day on Nov. 12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 23, 2012) – The 2012 celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kansas City officially begins Monday, Nov. 12 when local entrepreneurs and those who support their efforts gather for Startup@Kauffman Demo Day at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Following a morning of presentations by area startups, the lunchtime keynote address will be delivered by Christopher Schroeder, an Internet entrepreneur and early stage investor from Washington, D.C. and New York City. Schroeder will share insights gained from his series of successful entrepreneurial startups and exits, most recently HealthCentral, one of the nation’s largest social and content platforms in health and wellness. He advises and invests a series of U.S. Internet startups and venture capital funds, and is an active supporter of emerging growth markets, with particular focus on the Middle East.

Kansas City area entrepreneurs, business and civic leaders, advisers, mentors, investors and others interested in supporting growth in the local entrepreneurial community are encouraged to attend Startup@Kauffman Demo Day. Approximately 25 founders of startups in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest will present at the event, sharing their businesses’ successes and needs. Online registration is now open.  

 "We are thrilled to host our second Startup@Kauffman event of 2012," said Cameron Cushman, manager of entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation. "We received tremendous response to our initial demo day in June, and this event will offer even more. Twice as many entrepreneurs will present, we’ve added an exhibition component to provide startups more of a chance to truly ‘demo’ their products, and Christopher Schroeder is sure to deliver some sage advice during his luncheon keynote."

To register to attend, visit

About Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. In four years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to more than 120 countries—empowering nearly 20 million people through 95,000 activities over that time. Powered by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a growing network of 24,000 partner organizations. For more information, visit and follow @unleashingideas on Twitter. For a calendar of Kansas City events during Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit www.kcsourcelink.gew-kc.

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