Theory of Change We believe the entrepreneurial spirit strengthens communities and is more than simply starting businesses. It is a collaborative, problem-solving mindset needed in every aspect of our society. We believe when this mindset permeates a community it will not only drive economic growth but also enhance government effectiveness, the quality of education, and citizen engagement.

MISSION

Activate a thriving and inclusive culture of innovation in Kansas City.

VISION

Build Kansas City into the most entrepreneurial community in America (MECA).

CORE VALUES

Authenticity. Community. Impact.


Our Team

Adam Arredondo

CEO - adam@startland.org

Austin Barnes

Programming Director - austin@startlandnews.com

Katie Laird Kimbrell

Director of Education - katie@startland.org

Tommy Felts

News Director - tommy@startlandnews.com

Veronica Alvidrez

Experience Manager - veronica@startland.org

Matthew Mellor

Strategy & Development - matthew.mellor@startland.org

Kemet Coleman

Director of Marketing & Experiences

Brett Crawford

Experience Manager - brettcrawford@startland.org

Izsie Robinson

Director of Education - IzsieRobinson@startland.org

Anita Newton | Co-Chair

Chief Innovation OfficerCommunity America Credit Union

Darcy Howe | Co-Chair

Founder & Managing DirectorFounder & Managing Director

Adam Arredondo

Chief Executive OfficerSTARTLAND

Anurag Patel

Founder & Chief Executive Officer Helix Health

Christine Kemper

FounderKansas City Girls Preparatory

Davin Gordon

Business Development Officer AltCap

Marshall Lockton

Senior VP of Operations Lockton Companies

Martha McCabe

Executive DirectorKC STEM Alliance

Roger Nelson

Retired Deputy Chairman
Ernst & Young

Tina Peterson

Founder & Manager
Sprint Accelerator

Vinoo Vijay

Chief Marketing Officer
H&R Block

Jeff Simon

Office Manager Partner
Husch Blackwell

Thaila Cherry

Founder & Chief Executive Office - Cherry Sports

Bill Gautreaux

Business Partner
MLP Holdings

David Larrabee

Retired Senior Vice President
American Century Investment

David Oliver

Attorney
Berkowitz Oliver LLP

Leo Morton

Chief Operating Officer
DeBruce Companies

Sheri Gonzalez

Vice President & KC Rising Director
Civic Council of Greater Kansas City

Evan Conway

Chief Executive Officer
Ad Parlor

Micheal Lawrence

Chief Executive Officer
Big Brothers Big Sister of Greater Kansas City

Matthew Marcus

Former Founder
STARTLAND

Impact

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2018 Impact Report

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2017 Impact Report

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2016 Impact Report