Connect with speakers, organizers, and fellow attendees at the Kickoff Party, the official start of SPIN66 2017.
The main event will start with a welcome from Cody Stringer, Entrepreneurial Specialist with Mercy Research, as he explores the Springfield innovation community and the role of SPIN66.
Listen to Bryce Rutter, a leading expert in ergonomic design, discuss the art and science of creating beautiful and functional hand-held products.
Learn about life in Silicon Valley from Scott Perket, Digital Product Designer at Facebook and former designer with Zendesk, Salesforce, MeethingHero/Worklife, and Automatic.
Bring your questions as we chat with some of the area’s top entrepreneurs about building their startups and achieving the ultimate success.
Hear from Joyce King Thomas, the creative mastermind behind the Mastercard “Priceless” ad campaign and the Staples “Easy Button,” as she takes us along her journey inside and outside of one of the top advertising agencies in the world.
Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just 5 minutes. We’re putting presenters from southwest Missouri to the test with this challenging speaking format.
Five of southwest Missouri’s top early-stage ventures will compete for $5,000 in cash and business services at this year’s SPIN66 Pitch Pit investment pitch competition. Presenters will have 6 minutes to convince our panel of expert judges that they can take their companies to the next level.
Hang around for the SPIN66 Happy Hour to connect with leading entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and thought leaders from around the region while enjoy delicious local food and beverages.
The Pitch Pit is an investment pitch competition that will pit five of southwest Missouri’s top ventures against each other to compete for up to $5,000 in cash and/or business services. We’ve scoured local incubators, co-working 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.
Minutes to Pitch
Mercy Research created SPIN66 in 2014 as a way of engaging the entrepreneurial community and driving innovation in southwest Missouri. Mercy Research is a unique collaboration of healthcare, science, and business professionals that positively impacts the lives of patients through exploration of new drug therapies and development of medical devices.