November 17, 2017 @ 12:00PM — 8:00PM

“Entrepreneurship is one of the most effective ways to realize individual promise and spur economic growth.” – Mr. Ewing Kauffman, Founder of Kauffman Foundation NOVELDAY 2017 will be a fast-paced, consultative event format that showcases multi-cultural entrepreneurs and the latest and greatest innovations, as well as novel executives, mentors and thought leaders from the media, research, education, law, finance and tech industries. The theme for this event is simply BE NOVEL!

Join us at NOVELDAY 2017 at Global Entrepreneurship Week!

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Friday November 17, 2017


11:00 – 12:00 – Registration

12:00 –12:15 – Welcome + Speaker Introduction – Master of Ceremony – Jairek Robbins

12:15 – 12:45 – Novel Talk - Expanding Peak Performance Zone – Jairek Robbins

- Telanto Video - Crowd Accelerator Announcement

12:45 – 1:15 – Novel Block - Interactive Consultative Innovation with Black & Veatch - Ed Croteau

1:15 – 1:35 – EEMS Hip Hop/Ballet Mixed Media Fusion Presentation

1:35 – 1:45 – Break/Networking

1:45 – 2:25 – Media Trends Panel – CEO of Johnson Media Kevin D. Johnson, Carrie Stapleton, Philips-West, Bobby Burch, Startland News, KC BizJournal, Associated Press

2:25 – 2:55 – Novel Talk Keynote – "Are you Really Ready to Grow? – COO of Virgin Mobile – Doug Smith

2:55 – 3:35 – Corporate Innovation Showcase - Anna Pickren (Hello Alice) & Alexandra Tynion (SeedInvest)

3:35 – 3:50 – Pitch Competition – Media+Fashion – (Featuring Mimi J CEO The Glamatory as a judge)

3:50 – 4:40 – Leveraging Diversity for Market Leadership Panel – Cici Rojas- Tico Productions Exec, Anita Darden Gardyne-CEO Oneva, Attorney Christopher Darden, Lesa Mitchell-Techstars, Moderated by Ken Cheadle

4:40 – 4:50 – Pitch Competition – Inventors/ Products / Services

4:50 – 5:05 – Pitch Competition - Social Entrepreneurship

5:05 – 5:40 – Hors d' oeuvres & Music

5:40 – 6:10 – Novel Talk – Melanie Weinberger - CEO of Wellshift – The Most Important Business You'll Ever Build is Yourself

6:10 – 7:10 – Novel Talk - How to Quickly Cultivate a Very Loyal Following – Ramsey Mohsen CEO Everhance

7:10 – 8:00 – Closing Remarks, Sponsor Thank you's & Networking with NOVELCITY and Dj A.Y.


NOVELDAY 2017 is for the creative class of entrepreneurs, innovators, consultants and professionals looking for growth opportunities. Our agenda will feature big brands and C-Suite execs such as COO of Virgin Mobile Doug Smith. Attendees will be energized and INSPIRED by our MC, Jairek Robbins, who is a world class motivational speaker . Come hear insights from 2017 Techcrunch Disrupt Battlefield runner-up and CEO of Oneva, Anita Darden-Gardyne and her brother Christopher Darden who was the high profile prosecuting attorney in the OJ Simpson trial. This will be an intriguing panel discussion on how diversity drives innovation and market leadership. DON'T MISS our Real News, Fake News or Novel News media panel to learn media industry trends from journalists, media insiders and execs such as Kevin D. Johnson author of "The Entrepreneur Mind" and CEO of Johnson Media who as a startup landed multi-million dollar contracts with a long list of BIG BRANDS such as; Microsoft, Sony, Mercedes Benz and many others. Attendees will also witness niche pitch competitions in media, fashion, tech and social impact, with high caliber judges such as Atlanta-based Mimi J Online who has worked with VH1, Love and Hip-Hop, Real Housewives of Atlanta and is a reality show star on Aspire TV's "The Graduate".


Learn how to innovate in the simplest form to make big impacts from Black & Veatch! Get a first-hand look at a powerful investment platform for venture capital seekers as we showcase Alexandra Tynion of SeedInvest!

The event will also feature keynote speaker Ramsey Mohsen CEO of Everhance, known to be Kansas City's most influential digital consultant, speaker and video blogger. Looking to learn how to ease the entrepreneurial stress? Melanie Weinberger, CEO of Wellshift who is an expert on the topic of corporate wellness will share best practices.

NOVELDAY 2017 will be a MUST ATTEND event, as it will not only address various issues and barriers that entrepreneurs face, but will include an element of entertainment and creative flavor such as the novel EEMS & Hip-Hop & Ballet Fusion performance you don't want to miss!




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Special thanks to Kauffman Foundation and congratulations for achieving its'10th year hosting GEW!

Note: This work was partially funded by the Ewing Kauffman Foundation. The content of this publication are solely the responsibility of NOVELCITY CHAMBER OF INNOVATION

Event Location
Plexpod-Westport Commons
300 E 39th St,
Kansas City, MO 64111
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