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Kansas City Needs To Embrace Failure To Support Its Entrepreneurs

The word "failure" generally has negative connotations but in the startup world, failure is considered a good thing. We talk about how it got its positive spin and how Kansas City could do a better job embracing it. 

Guests:

  • Adam Arredondo is the co-founder of the Center of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, or CEED. He is also the co-founder of KC Startup Village and experienced failure in his first business venture.
  • Joni Cobb is the founding President and CEO of Pipeline Entrepreneurs.
  • Bobby Burch is the founder of Startland News, a digital news platform that covers the startup community in Kansas City.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Slow news days are a thing of the past. As KCUR’s news director, I want to cut through the noise, provide context to the headlines, and give you news you can use in your daily life – information that will empower you to make informed decisions about your neighborhood, your city and the region. Email me at lisa@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @larodrig.