Adam has founded several startups and is an active co-leader of the Kansas City Startup Village in the first neighborhood in the world to get Google Fiber. Currently, Adam is Director of Entrepreneurship & Co-founder of CEED, an organization focused on activating entrepreneurs. He was appointed to the Mayor’s Challenge Cabinet. As a result of all these efforts, he has developed strong connections in the local civic and startups communities.
Abby has a background in edtech, marketing, and communications. Throughout her career, Abby has worked for several edtech startups focused on supporting student success, including Epsilen and ConnectEDU. Now, in her role at CEED, she facilitates relationships with educational institutions and programs while exposing students to the highly innovative, energetic, and creative world of entrepreneurship. When she's not attending meetings or staying active in the startup community, she's spending time enjoying KC with her (brand new!) husband.
Leo Morton is the chancellor of UMKC and was chosen as the 2014 Kansas Citian of the Year by the KC Chamber.
As a mechanical engineer with a master’s from MIT and 15 years of high-level corporate experience, Leo brings a diverse range of expertise to his role as UMKC’s chancellor and the university's role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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The Sprint Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a three-month, immersive, mentor-driven startup accelerator for ten companies that will be based in Kansas City. The focus is to help startups build the future of mobile health that changes the world one patient or consumer at a time. Whether enterprise, big data, or mobile, the future of mobile health begins with you and your team. Change lives forever and find success.