Kansas City | October 9th & 10th

Are you ready to take your business to the next level in Kansas City?

We’ve already hosted conferences in Denver, Chicago, and Austin in 2019, and are improving at every stop.


We are pulling together the best startups, industry partners, and speakers that the greater midwest and agriculture has to offer. Come meet them.


If you’re an entrepreneur, apply to exhibit your business in the Launch Hall where industry partners and investors are looking to meet you.


Our partners look to FUND events to build brand awareness, build their pipeline, or expand into new markets, let us help you accomplish multiple business goals.

Why Agriculture?

FUND is focusing on agriculture in Kansas City

Distribution Leader

There is so much agricultural product shipped via river barge from Missouri that a 15-mile section of the Mississippi is becoming known as the "Ag Coast of America."

AgTech Funding Records

In an AgFunder report, 2018 was a record breaking year for AgTech including $16.9 billion in funding spread across 1,450 investments.

Industry Readiness

"It’s now time for the agriculture industry to have its turn with technology. Innovation has already come about within the ag industry (just look at the evolution of crop modification), but there’s a special type of change that comes with leveraging cutting-edge technology in one of the oldest industries in the world." -Jasmine Lee


Kansas City Featured Speaker

Hear from one of the forefathers of venture capital at the FUND Summit

Brad Feld is at FUND KC this year ready to talk about an extremely important topic: mental health in entrepreneurship. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear what he has to say.

Mr. Feld is an accomplished founder, entrepreneur, venture capitalist (The Foundry Group), and author (“Venture Deals”). We are confident in saying that his work has blazed a trail in what venture capital has become today.

If you’d like to contribute as a speaker, fill out the below speaker application form.

FUND Day One

Hosted at Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City

Registration & Open Networking

Opening Remarks

FUND EDU Sessions and Panels

Hear topic leaders talk about emerging trends and discuss different use cases about the pillars of business.

Activity To Be Announced

Bracket Tournament Challenge - FUND Founder Faceoff


Hosted at Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City

Titles and descriptions of content are subject to change.

Registration & Open Networking

Opening Remarks

Opportunities of digital transformation along the farm to fork value chain

How We Built This

Navigating the Fast-Changing VC Landscape

The Scaling Playbook

Fireside Chat: Brad Feld (CEO of the Foundry Group) and RJ Pahura

Brad and RJ will touch on mental health in entrepreneurship, building startup communities, and how to manage your successes & failures.

Launch Hall

FUND Emerging Growth Companies will exhibit their businesses in the FUND Launch Hall.

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center


October 9th: 8 AM – 4 PM

October 10th: 8 AM – 4 PM

2345 McGee St
Kansas City, MO 64108