Kansas City Startup Foundation
4436 State Line Rd
Kansas City KS 66103-3512
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 937 7494
Mission Statement
Kansas City Startup Foundation (KCSF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a sustainable solution ensuring the continued existence of a resourceful, accessible, supportive startup ecosystem in Kansas City.
 
Our Mission
Unify and champion Kansas City’s startup ecosystem through initiatives that facilitate and foster collisions, co-learning, and community.
 
Our Vision
A Kansas City that is the “Most Entrepreneurial City in America.”
 
Our Core Values
  • The ecosystem should be measured with quantitative metrics and qualitative stories.
  • Continual activities that engage all stakeholders result in a stronger ecosystem.
  • Competition is good. Collaboration is better. A rising tide lifts all boats.
  • The ecosystem consists of six stakeholder groups: Entrepreneurs, Schools, Governments, Corporations, Investors, and Nonprofits. 
Our Strategic Principles
  1. Support initiatives which help locals and visitors quickly get engaged with the ecosystem.
  2. Support and host events and programs which create continual touch points for the ecosystem stakeholders.
  3. Connect and educate stakeholder group participants who are helping create a stronger ecosystem.
  4. Support and co-lead the Kansas City Startup Village: an entrepreneurial micro-community helping grow and support entrepreneurs and the Kansas City startup ecosystem.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Adam Arredondo
Board Chair Mrs. Sarah Shipley
Board Chair Company Affiliation Shipley Communications
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Kansas City Startup Foundation (KCSF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a sustainable solution ensuring the continued existence of a resourceful, accessible, supportive startup ecosystem in Kansas City.
 
Our Mission
Unify and champion Kansas City’s startup ecosystem through initiatives that facilitate and foster collisions, co-learning, and community.
 
Our Vision
A Kansas City that is the “Most Entrepreneurial City in America.”
 
Our Core Values
  • The ecosystem should be measured with quantitative metrics and qualitative stories.
  • Continual activities that engage all stakeholders result in a stronger ecosystem.
  • Competition is good. Collaboration is better. A rising tide lifts all boats.
  • The ecosystem consists of six stakeholder groups: Entrepreneurs, Schools, Governments, Corporations, Investors, and Nonprofits. 
Our Strategic Principles
  1. Support initiatives which help locals and visitors quickly get engaged with the ecosystem.
  2. Support and host events and programs which create continual touch points for the ecosystem stakeholders.
  3. Connect and educate stakeholder group participants who are helping create a stronger ecosystem.
  4. Support and co-lead the Kansas City Startup Village: an entrepreneurial micro-community helping grow and support entrepreneurs and the Kansas City startup ecosystem.
Background Statement
In late 2012, a string of serendipitous events occurred in a small area of midtown Kansas City. Within the span of two weeks, three properties about half a block from one another in the first neighborhood in the world to get Google Fiber simultaneously began hosting tech startups and entrepreneurs. Perhaps the most amazing part of the story is that it all happened without any planning. The result of these events led to the formation of what is now known as the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV), an entrepreneur-led community helping grow and support entrepreneurs and the Kansas City startup ecosystem.
 
Based upon the principles and guidelines set forth by Brad Feld in his book “Startup Communities,” the KCSV is led by the entrepreneurs who inhabit it. These “co-leaders” volunteer much of their time for the greater good of the community with the goal of supporting each other on the road towards entrepreneurial success. However, sometimes volunteerism isn’t enough.
 
In 2014, the most active co-leaders realized that in order for the community to survive and thrive, it would need support from other stakeholders within Kansas City’s startup ecosystem. In order to receive the necessary support, many of the stakeholders required the Kansas City Startup Village to be a legitimate business entity. However, turning the village into a business would have introduced hierarchy and red tape into the mix and potentially jeopardized the organic, grassroots nature of the KCSV. Thus, in September 2014 Kansas City Startup Foundation was founded as a nonprofit to support the village.
 
During the formation of KCSF, those involved in its creation realized the new organization could do more than just support the village. It could also support the entire Kansas City startup and entrepreneur ecosystem in new and unique ways. It could unify and champion the ecosystem. It could provide value to all of the ecosystem’s stakeholders including schools, governments, corporations, investors, other nonprofits, and of course the entrepreneurs themselves.
 
On April 27, 2015, Kansas City Startup Foundation officially received its 501(c)3 designation from the IRS. The journey towards a stronger, more prosperous and vibrant Kansas City startup ecosystem is well underway, and KCSF is right in the middle of it all.
Impact Statement
Although we are a relatively young organization, our impact has been felt in Kansas City for the past 4 years. That’s because KCSF emerged from the efforts of the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV): an entrepreneurial micro-community helping to grow and support entrepreneurs and the Kansas City startup ecosystem. Thus, the accomplishments of the KCSV are in a way accomplishments of KCSF.
 
KCSV Accomplishments:
  • Startup Support: Since 2012, the KCSV has been home to over 50 startups. Cumulatively, these startups have created over 150 jobs and received over $15M in investment capital.

  • Tours, Panels, and Roundtables: The KCSV has provided tours, entrepreneurship panels, and roundtable discussions to over 4000 locals and visitors from around the country and world since its inception. Visitors include politicians, media, foreign delegates from over 85 countries, students, corporate execs, and VIPs.

  • Startup Crawl KC: Since 2013, we’ve co-organized three startup crawls in Kansas City. This startup crawl brings the community together for learning, networking and fun during a one-night tour of Kansas City’s awesome startup and entrepreneur community. On average, over 500 participants and 80 startups take part in the event.
StartupKC Series:
  • StartupKC Edu: Introduce and educate groups of individuals about entrepreneurship and KC’s ecosystem via tours, panels, and roundtables.

  • StartupKC Alliance (dev): Provide seasoned entrepreneurs and veteran community builders with opportunities to connect, learn, and build mutually beneficial relationships.

  • StartupKC Fund (dev): Allow ecosystem stakeholders to support the community by giving 1% of equity, profit, time, and product back to the community.

  • StartupKC Me (dev): Afford new and existing ecosystem participants with an easy, streamlined portal showcasing relevant resources to quickly get them plugged into the community. 
Needs Statement
KCSF’s most pressing needs at this time are:
  • Fundraising: We’re seeking additional funds via grant opportunities and individual / group support to enhance our current programs and launch new ones, all of which strengthen KC's startup ecosystem as a whole.

  • Program Implementation: We’re looking to onboard 1-2 additional team members to help coordinate and implement KCSF programs, projects, social media, newsletters, etc. Having some volunteers and interns would be nice as well.

  • Marketing & Branding: We’ve created a good basis for KCSF’s marketing and branding efforts, but we’d like to take the efforts to the next level. This would help put KCSF into the brightest light possible.
Service Categories
Secondary & High Schools
Higher Education
Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Entrepreneurship is an essential building block for the economic prosperity of any progressive city. According to the Kauffman Foundation, entrepreneurs and their new businesses account for nearly all net new job creation and almost 20 percent of gross job creation.
 
Entrepreneurship has existed in Kansas City for several years with legends like Joyce Hall, Ewing Kauffman, and Henry Bloch building historic companies that continue to make an beneficial impact for Kansas City and beyond.
 
To support the continuance of 21st century entrepreneurship, startup and entrepreneur ecosystems (like Silicon Valley) are forming in cities great and small across the globe. These ecosystems consist of six core stakeholder groups all of which must contain participating members if the ecosystem is to be vibrant and prosperous. These stakeholder groups are entrepreneurs, schools, governments, corporations, investors, and nonprofits.
 
Starting in 2011, Kansas City’s own startup ecosystem began to realize a nationally recognized upward growth trajectory. It started with the KC Chamber’s “Big 5” initiative and the decision by Google to launch its much anticipated Google Fiber service in Kansas City. The world quickly took notice, and many analysts and researchers now consider Kansas City a premier American startup ecosystem.
 
Although Kansas City’s startup ecosystem is prosperous and has several active participants, it has grown to the point of needing a grassroots organization to unify and champion it. Kansas City Startup Foundation (KCSF) is on a mission to be that organization, but were not without our challenges.
 
As a relatively young nonprofit, we’re working diligently to be the force multiplier for the collective impact and show Kansas City that our efforts will help KC’s startup ecosystem advance further and faster. However, in order for KCSF to be successful in its mission, we must have mass adoption from each stakeholder group’s participants. Furthermore, we must acquire the resources and capital to realize our mission. Doing so will allow our organization to grow, implement necessary programming, and form strategic and collaborative partnerships.
 
To address these challenges, KCSF is meeting with many ecosystem participants to determine how best to serve their needs and garner their support.
Programs
Description
The Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV) is an entrepreneurial micro-community helping to grow and support entrepreneurs and the Kansas City startup ecosystem.
 
Mission
Foster the education of entrepreneurs and increase the number of opportunities for startups to succeed through programming, recruitment and knowledge sharing.
 
Vision
Establish the KCSV as a hub of the Greater Kansas City startup community and serve as an example and resource for other startup communities.
 
Core Values
  • Facilitate collisions, co-learning and connectedness among entrepreneurs.
  • Engage and support the community and local residents.
  • Guide high density community growth.
  • Help bridge political, social and economic boundaries across the state line.
  • Encourage innovation using next generation Internet speeds (Google Fiber).
  • Embrace failure and support the entrepreneurs who experience it.
  • Share what we’ve learned about building a startup community with other leaders, dreamers and pioneers.
Category Employment, General/Other Employment, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
Entrepreneurs often join the KCSV as young and nascent individuals with similarly positioned startup companies. Many of them are leading startups in the ideation phase while others are in the conception or commitment phases. They are early stage entrepreneurs with little to no understanding about how to build robust and flourishing startup companies.
 
Joining the KCSV quickly gets them plugged into a community of more established entrepreneurs and startups. The concept of “co-learning” is deeply embedded into the ethos of the KCSV culture. Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs by sharing knowledge, answering questions, and even assisting in the development of each other’s startups. The transformation from “lone entrepreneurship” to “community entrepreneurship” results in more knowledgeable, positive, satisfied, and prosperous entrepreneurs.
Long-Term Success
The KCSV is considered to be the place where Kansas City startups “start up.” The clients of the program are the entrepreneurs who live and/or work in the KCSV and who are building young, often new startup companies. As an entrepreneur-led community, KCSF supports the inhabiting entrepreneurs as they not only work to create successful startup companies but also grow and lead the Kansas City Startup Village itself.
 
The ultimate goal for many KCSV entrepreneurs is to grow their startup company to the point of “graduating” from the KCSV. This essentially means they’re providing valuable products and services to the community, receiving investment dollars, creating jobs, and growing their business in size and scope. In doing so, they eventually find it necessary to relocate their company to other areas within Kansas City which provide more space to continue their upward growth trajectory.
Program Success Monitored By
Kansas City Startup Foundation tracks the progress of KCSV based startups and entrepreneurs through qualitative and quantitative metrics.
Jobs created and funds raised are two of the quantitative metrics KCSF measures to track the progress of KCSV companies. Perhaps more importantly, KCSF collects qualitative stories from KCSV entrepreneurs about new partnerships, customers, and relationships which come as the result of being a member of the KCSV community.
 
Collectively, these metrics add up and highlight the importance of KCSV as a beneficial community of entrepreneurs supporting one another to build vibrant and successful companies in Kansas City.
Examples of Program Success
Since its inception, the KCSV has realized these successes:
  • Home to 51 startups
            - Current: 28
            - Moved: 11
            - Failed: 8
            - Graduated: 4
  • Jobs created: 150+
  • Funds raised: $15M+
  • Currently consists of 14 properties
  • Recruited talent from 15 states
  • Welcomed over 4000 visitors including:
            - Politicians
            - National / International Media
            - Foreign Delegates from over 80 countries
            - Students
            - Corporate Executives
            - VIPs like Steve Case & Alexis Ohanian
 
Testimonials:
  • “The KCSV has been an integral part of our company’s growth.” Stuart Ludlow (RFP365)
  • “The village is a true testament to the power of a supportive startup community.” Aaron Sloup (Lantern)
  • “Being a part of a high density environment like the KC Startup Village was great on many fronts.” Toby Rush (EyeVerify)
  • “Without the Village, we would have struggled in times of need and missed out on the proactive tips and resources that have taken our business to the next level.” Jeff Rohr (SquareOffs)
Description
Zen and the Art of Failure is a program helping Kansas City’s startup ecosystem better embrace startup failure. The truth is 9 out of 10 startups fail. However, in order for Kansas City to be the “Most Entrepreneurial City in America,” we must accept the statistics and create a startup and entrepreneur environment which understands and supports entrepreneurs as they fail on their journey towards success.
 
This quarterly event affords Kansas City startup ecosystem participants the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs’ previous failures. Stories and lessons are shared by a panel of entrepreneurs to the audience including the chance for Q&A.
 
The intent of the program is to share knowledge, network, and celebrate startup failure as they do in more progressive startup communities like Silicon Valley and Boulder.
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
“Startup Life,” as many entrepreneurs refer to it, can be quite difficult and ripe with emotional turbulence. Days and nights are often filled with long hours as entrepreneurs work tirelessly in hopes of building a successful company. Mistakes are guaranteed, as is the rollercoaster of ups and downs, lefts and rights.
 
Entrepreneurs who attend the Zen and the Art of Failure program often arrive unbalanced with concerns and worry. Satisfaction with the current status of their startup can be low. Sometimes they feel isolated and alone as if they are the only entrepreneurs suffering from startup life challenges.
 
This program reminds them that they are not alone and that there is sunshine above the clouds. After attending and participating in the event, they often depart feeling refreshed, anew and empowered with new knowledge to traverse the perils of startup life.
Long-Term Success
Clients of the program include both the attendees of the event and the panelists speaking at the event.
 
For the panelists, participating in the program allows them a chance to give back to the community by sharing valuable information about their startup failure so others can learn and potentially avoid making similar mistakes. Additionally, it allows the panelists an opportunity to speak openly and honestly about their experience which can be therapeutic for them in many ways.
 
Attendees of the event are given the chance to learn valuable lessons and potential pitfalls to avoid as they build their own startup companies. Furthermore, they also get the opportunity to connect and commiserate with fellow entrepreneurs who are also dealing with the challenges and struggles of building new companies.
Program Success Monitored By Quantitative and qualitative metrics are used to measure the success of this program. We track attendees and plan to increase attendance each time we host the event. Perhaps more importantly are the collisions, co-learning, and community aspects of the event. Attendee and panelist testimonials have revealed the program provides them with immense value from the people the meet, lessons they learn, stories they share, and sense of oneness they feel.
Examples of Program Success
This event has occurred only once so far but with great results. 71 people attended the event which included a panel of 4 entrepreneurs and one moderator.

Testimonials
  • “As a panelist at the event, I enjoyed sharing Creelio’s story and passing on what we learned from the process of exiting our company and shutting it down. There was great give and take with the other panelists and the audience. Overall it was a ‘healing’ experience and one I’m glad we shared with our startup community.” Julie Edge (Creelio)

  • “I’ve been a part of several startups that are no longer around. The reason why I enjoyed this event is because failure is more than just ‘game over, you lose’ — it’s also one of the best ways in which you can grow, learn, and come back stronger. This was the conversation that the KC startup community needed to hear and be reminded of.” Jennifer Ong (serial entrepreneur)
Description
Startup Crawl KC is a one-night tour of Kansas City’s amazing startup and entrepreneur community.
 
Participants travel around and visit many of KC’s finest startup hubs on shuttle buses that continuously circle from location to location throughout the night. They interact and network with community regulars and new arrivals as they learn about over 100 KC based startups who showcase their companies at the various locations. An incredible opportunity to meet the founders, ask them questions, and get inspired!
 
Everyone curious about startups and entrepreneurship is invited to attend. In fact, we encourage participants to bring friends, family and colleagues who might also be interested in plugging into Kansas City’s welcoming startup community.
 
Startup Crawl KC is a great event for everyone to share their stories, extend hospitality to one another, and enjoy a night filled with serendipitous collisions, co-learning and community!
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
Although the event brings together many startup and entrepreneur ecosystem regulars, it also attracts many new individuals as well.
  • For the regulars, participating and attending the event results in continued learning and growth as entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and more. They reconnect and strengthen bonds with like-minded individuals who are each doing their part to support and grow the community. They realize renewed inspiration and energy to continue doing what they do best. 
  • For the newcomers, the event introduces them to a welcoming startup community. They meet new colleagues and make new friends. They get inspired to start a new business or support an existing business. They find resources to help them on their new journey.
  • For the ecosystem overall, the event results in a stronger more vibrant community which in turn results in economic prosperity, job creation, and entrepreneurial satisfaction.
Long-Term Success
Startup Crawl KC has two primary goals for the participants and attendees:
  1. Grow Kansas City’s startup and entrepreneur ecosystem. The event affords new participants an opportunity to learn about and engage with the ecosystem. This includes discovering local startups, learning how to start a new business, attracting new customers to their existing business, or even simply making new friends. A community that grows together prospers together.

  2. Market and promote local startups and entrepreneurs. For participating startups, the event is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their companies, launch new products and services, and attract new customers and investors. Brand exposure and company awareness is essential for startups, especially at the local level.
Startup Crawl KC brings all the right people together for collective success.
Program Success Monitored By Quantitative and qualitative metrics are used to measure the success of this program. We track attendees and participants, and plan to increase attendance each time we host the event. Perhaps more importantly are the collisions, co-learning, and community aspects of the event. Attendee and participant testimonials have revealed the program provides them with immense value from the people they meet, lessons they learn, stories they share, and sense of oneness they feel.
Examples of Program Success
This event has occurred three times since 2013 and with great results. The first event resulted in 5 locations, 300 attendees, and 40 startups. The second event resulted in 8 locations, 700 attendees, and 65 startups. The most recent event resulted in 11 locations, 400 attendees, and 100 startups.
 
Testimonials:
  • “Thank you! What a great way to promote businesses in a such casual and fun way. Looking forward to see what's next!” Maxime Guillaume (B/E Aerospace)

  • “I had a great time and this was definitely a great way to make networking fun and exciting!” Ciyanna Grant (Weight Watchers)
  • “I had a great time and received great feedback for my startup.” Katie Gore (entrepreneur)

  • “I am the founder and CEO of a startup just about to launch and was excited for the opportunity to share my company and story on the crawl.” Kirk Lakebrink (Kliq)
Description
In the early days of Kansas City’s startup ecosystem, participants planted roots for a new movement entitled “StartupKC.” This movement became the rallying cry of entrepreneurs, community builders, students, investors, and civic leaders for a more progressive, innovative, and prosperous ecosystem.
 
KCSF is legitimizing and championing the efforts of the StartupKC movement through a series of programs including:
  • StartupKC Edu: Introduce and educate groups of individuals about entrepreneurship and KC’s ecosystem via tours, panels, and roundtables.

  • StartupKC Alliance (dev): Provide seasoned entrepreneurs and veteran community builders with opportunities to connect, learn, and build mutually beneficial relationships.

  • StartupKC Fund (dev): Allow ecosystem stakeholders to support the community by giving 1% of equity, profit, time, and product back to the community.

  • StartupKC Me (dev): Afford new and existing ecosystem participants with an easy, streamlined portal showcasing relevant resources to quickly get them plugged into the community.
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
  • For the StartupKC Edu program, we are proactively contacting schools and other groups to invite them on startup ecosystem tours. We expect to give tours, panels, and roundtable discussions to at least 100 people a month by Q3 of 2017. 
  • For the StartupKC Alliance program, we expect to attract and register 100 community members into the program in 2017. 
  • For the StartupKC Fund program, we expect to 6 startups and 2 existing organizations to sign-up in 2017. 
  • For the StartupKC Me program, we expect at least 30 unique visitors a month to visit the website and find value in the resources it provides.
Long-Term Success
  • For the StartupKC Edu program, we've already assisted over 4,000 people learn more about entrepreneurship and KC's startup ecosystem. We're excited when the day arrives that we celebrate the 10,000th person. 
  • For the StartupKC Alliance program, 80% of the participants will grow their businesses and/or increase their involvement with building KC's startup community. 
  • For the StartupKC Fund program, the fund will reach over $1M in impact within 10 years. 
  • For the StartupKC Me program, we expect this to be the go-to resource that will capture at least 80% of individuals seeking to engage with the ecosystem.
Program Success Monitored By
  • Surveys are already being used to measure and track the level of satisfaction for our StartupKC Edu program. We plan to implement similar surveys for our StartupKC Alliance program. 
  • For the StartupKC Fund program, in addition to surveys, we'll also track contributions to the fund.
  • For the StartupKC Me program, we'll use surveys as well as tracking visitor metrics to the website.
Examples of Program Success
Ultimate success for all of the StartupKC programs is that participants are finding value in the information and guidance they receive.
 
  • For the StartupKC Edu program, that could come in the form of a student deciding to work for or start their own startup company after experiencing a tour. 
  • For the StartupKC Alliance program, that could come in the form of two or more members building mutually beneficial relationships that lead to progress for both of their ventures. 
  • For the StartupKC Fund, that could come in the form of a contributing organization meeting a new customer thanks in part to both of them supporting the community through the fund. 
  • For the StartupKC Me program, that could come in the form of a local or visitor finding the perfect event to get them connected to the community and then meeting a new important contact and addition to their personal network. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Adam Arredondo
Term Start May 2017
Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Experience
Adam Arredondo’s two passions are entrepreneurship and Kansas City. He has spent the last five years leading startup companies including Local Ruckus as CEO & Co-founder. Adam is an active leader of the Kansas City startup community and co-leader of the Kansas City Startup Village.
 
Adam is the former Director of Entrepreneurship & Co-founder of CEED (Center of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development), an organization focused on strengthening Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community. As a result of these efforts, he has developed strong connections in both the civic and educational sectors and is excited to help Kansas City build a reputation of innovation.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Matthew W. Marcus Apr 2016 - May 2017
Senior Staff
Title Director of Operations
Experience/Biography

Computer programming for the better part of 20 years, Matthew decided in 2010 that it was time to move onto new pastures. Venturing into the startup world was his first step. His previously co-founded startups include KULA Causes, Hoopla.io and Local Ruckus. His current tech venture is 1 Minute Candidate.

As part of his community building efforts, he is Director of Operations for Kansas City Startup Foundation (KCSF), as well as, an active co-leader of the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV).

Matthew’s goals in life include becoming a startup advisor, entrepreneurial mentor, angel investor, and ultimately a professional philanthropist. His mission in life: help make the world a better place before his days are done.

Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 5
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 4
Paid Contractors 0
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 5
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 2
Male 3
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Collaborations
Kansas City Startup Foundation works with many stakeholders that represent and participate in Kansas City's startup ecosystem. This includes entrepreneurs, schools, corporations, governments, investors, and other nonprofits.
 
Sponsorships and collaboration opportunities often arise throughout the year which result in synergies and mutually beneficial results for all involved.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Sarah Shipley
Company Affiliation Shipley Communications
Term May 2017 to May 2019
Email shipleycommunications@gmail.com
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Kari Keefe
Company Affiliation KC Social Innovation Center
Term May 2017 to May 2019
Email kari@kcsocialinnovation.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Adam Arredondo Kansas City Startup Foundation
Mrs. Becky Cole Affinity Enterprise Group
Mrs. Melanie Haas Prairie Cube
Mrs. Darcy Howe KC Rise Fund
Mr. Alan Howze Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas
Mrs. Kari Keefe KC Social Innovation Center
Mr. Greg Kratofil Polsinelli
Mr. Matthew W. Marcus Kansas City Startup Foundation
Mr. Corey Mohn Blue Valley CAPS
Mr. Dan Schmidt EBCFO
Mrs. Sarah Shipley Shipley Communications
Mr. Rick Usher City of Kansas City, Missouri
Mr. Tyler VanWinkle Rivet Creative
Mr. Landon Young Business Donation Advisors
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 79%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 45%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Governance
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Ben Anderson CBIZ
Mr. Bob Bennett City of Kansas City, Missouri
Mrs. Katie Boody The Lean Lab
Mr. Harry S. Campbell Durrie Vision
Mr. Daniel Edwards Community Builder
Mr. John Fein Firebrand Ventures
Mr. Kyle Ginavan OneHQ
Mrs. Ari Kern Sprint Accelerator
Mrs. Lydia Kinkade iiM
Mr. Thad Langford Flyover Capital
Mr. Stuart Ludlow RFP365
Mrs. Maria Meyers KCSourceLink
Mrs. Christine Murray KC Chamber
Mr. Eze Redwood Wings Cafe
Mrs. Melissa Roberts Enterprise Center of Johnson County
Mr. Drew Solomon EDCKC
Mr. David E. Waters Lathrop & Gage
Mr. Ben Williams Regnier Institute
Mr. Erik Wullschleger WeWork KC
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $283,200
Projected Expenses $258,836
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 900-EZ.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,648----
Administration Expense$19,278----
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses3.59----
Program Expense/Total Expenses8%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$55,266----
Current Assets$55,266----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$1,013----
Total Net Assets$54,253----
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities54.56----
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name Kansas City Startup Foundation
Address 4436 State Line Rd
Kansas City, KS 661033512
Primary Phone (913) 9377494
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Adam Arredondo
Board Chair Mrs. Sarah Shipley
Board Chair Company Affiliation Shipley Communications
Year of Incorporation 2014