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Regnier Career Accelerator

Join the excitement of the Kansas City entrepreneurial community and find a job with a startup! This event, held at the brand new Westport Commons on March 3, will bring together the Kansas City region’s brightest and most entrepreneurial college students with an exciting array of local startups and entrepreneurial organizations!

Event Details


300 E. 39th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 9 AM – 2 PM


9:00 -- Registration
9:30 -- Panel – “Follow or Forget”
10:15 -- 12:15 Round Table sessions
12:15 -- 1:00 Lunch and networking
1:00 -- 2:00 Plexpod – Westport Commons Tour (Limited availability, first-come, first-served)

Panel Discussion: “The Rules of the Hunt: Follow It? or Forget It!”

We’ve all heard them before: “Always wear a suit to an interview.” “Your resume should never be longer than a page.” “Send a hand-written thank you note.” They’re the rules of applying for a job. But are they true? Attend our exciting panel and find out what the people in charge of hiring in 2017 really think!

Round Table Sessions

Rotate through a series of tables with a small group of fellow students and have the opportunity to connect with a variety of startups and innovative companies in our fast-paced, speed networking session.

Our goal is to encourage students to get involved with startups and to work with innovative companies. Career Accelerator registration is free, but there is limited space available, so we do ask that both students and businesses register in advance.

Students: Please refer questions to Chad Feather, Student Ambassador, Regnier Institute.

Companies/Employers: Please refer questions to Ben Williams, Assistant Director, Regnier Institute.

Westport Commons
This event is held at the brand new Westport Commons, the world’s largest coworking space. Career Accelerator participants will be some of the first to view and use this space. Sign up for a tour slot if you are interested in seeing more of this amazing and historical building.

UMKC students have the option of taking the UMKC shuttle service, which will be making a special stop at Westport Commons on the day of the event.

The site boasts strong transit connectivity north and south from Downtown/Crossroads to the Plaza and the Arts/University districts. Plus, the site sits on the city's busiest east-west corridor. Check local bus schedules for your best route.

There are several parking options available. The address of Westport Commons is 300 E. 39th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. Upon arrival, there are several parking options:
— Parking Garage (upper deck/lower level)
— Street parking on Warwick Blvd. and SB Gilham (25 to 30 spaces)
— Parking lot located at the NW corner of Warwick and 39th St.
All parking at Plexpod Westport Commons is first come, first serve.

More information
More information will be emailed to both business and student participants prior to the event. Make sure to check your email and get in touch if you have questions.

Thank you to our Career Accelerator Alliance Partners:

Career Accelerator Partners

Participating employers:

KC BizCare Sprint Accelerator
City of Kansas City, MO PerfectCube
Rise Fast Whiteboard 2 Boardroom
King and Queen Pet Feeders SMRxT
Backstitch Techstars
Firebrand Ventures HaysDraper Realty at KW
Infegy Congruence
RiskGenius IntellliThink LLC
Brand U U-Hoops LLC

Participating schools:

School Partners