BUILDING AN INNOVATIVE MINDSET FOR KANSAS CITY
MECA stands for
Most Entrepreneurial Community in America
In order for Kansas City to become the most entrepreneurial city in America, we must first transform education to produce innovative thinkers.
"I believe that these types of events provide local entrepreneurs with a better connection to local youth while inspiring the participating students to think outside the box and to discover that every challenge is actually an opportunity."
-Grant Gooding, CEO of Proof Positioning and MECA Challenge Mentor
MECA Challenge is a one-day innovation competition that pushes students to ...
Build an entrepreneurial mindset
Collaborate with Kansas City innovators
Create solutions for real-world problems
MECA Challenge Student Reactions
Typical MECA Schedule
Welcome & kickoff activity
Hear & select challenges
Q&A to clarify challenge
Work in teams with mentor
Announce winners & discuss takeaways
NOTE: Our agenda is flexible to accommodate any timing restrictions that may arise.
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