Check in, grab a coffee, and find your seat for SPIN66 2018. Get social with us throughout the day using #SPIN66.
Get settled in for a great day as SPIN66 kicks off with a welcome from Paige Oxendine, Program Coordinator at The eFactory.
Join Jeremy Clopton for What’s Your Strategic Question? How Asking Better Questions Can Foster a Culture of Innovation. Jeremy will explore how asking strategic questions can get to the heart of innovation inside an organization.
The Midwest isn’t always the first place that comes to mind when thinking about tech that’s disrupting industries. And it’s definitely not the first place you think of when it comes to the music industry. We’re turning what you thought you knew on its head with a conversation featuring Katie Byers, founder of Home Ditty and Mark Steiner, Founder of GigSalad. Both are using technology to transform the entertainment industry from right here in the heartland.
What does it take to launch a dream on Kickstarter? We’re bringing together locals who have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly – and have lived to tell the tale! Don’t miss this talk featuring Brandon Goodwin with blipcast, Ellen Schaeffer of Persistent Sisters, and Jesse Tyler with Manuscripts.
We’re bringing lunch to you while you hear from a panel of foodie experts. Maggie Glisan, Senior Food Editor at Better Homes & Gardens Magazine will kick things off before we dive into a roundtable featuring chefs, food marketers, food photograhpers, and more. From menu concepting to food photography and everything in between, the Foodie Frenzy Roundtable will explore innovation and trends in the food industry and its ripple effects into other areas of consumers’ lives.
Liz Lidgett is an art advisor, writer, and video host. She is the founder and CEO of Adore Your Walls and has been a catalytic leader in the Des Moines, Iowa art community. Don’t miss her talk on designing opportunity for yourself, injecting creativity into any type of work, and transforming your work life.
Hear some of southwest Missouri’s top early-stage ventures compete for $5,000 in cash at this year’s SPIN66 Pitch Pit competition. Presenters will have 6 minutes to convince our panel of expert judges that they can take their companies to the next level. The 2018 Pitch Pit competition is sponsored by RMI, Inc.
Hang around for the SPIN66 happy hour to connect with leading entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and thought leaders from around the region while enjoying ice cold Mother’s beer. The SPIN66 happy hour is sponsored by our good friends at Headline Productions.
The Pitch Pit is an investment pitch competition that will pit five early stage ventures against each other to compete for up a $5,000 cash prize. We’ve scoured local incubators, coworking sites, and universities to find the top early-stage ventures in southwest Missouri. Our panel of expert judges will determine which one has what it takes to push their product or service to the next level. This year’s Pitch Pit competition is presented by RMI, Inc.
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The eFactory is an entrepreneurship center designed to assist startup and growth in new small businesses and continuing education and training in mature organizations.
Serving as a one-stop shop for startups and small businesses, resources are provided by the Jordan Valley Innovation Center, Small Business and Technology Development Center and the Management Development Institute. Services include: business consulting, training and leadership development, incubator office space, coworking, accelerator program, mentorship and corporate innovation.