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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

9:15am

9:35am

9:45am

10:00am

11:15am

12:15pm

1:45pm

2:00pm

Welcome & kickoff activity

Hear & select challenges

Q&A to clarify challenge

Work in teams with mentor

Working lunch

Team presentations

Announce winners & discuss takeaways

Departure

NOTE: Our agenda is flexible to accommodate any timing restrictions that may arise. 

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