The 29th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Be part of this celebration of entrepreneurship and help us honor the leaders of today and tomorrow.

2014 Honorees


International Entrepreneur of the Year

Philip Anschutz, Owner, The Anschutz Corporation


Regional Entrepreneur of the Year

Tim Barton, Founder and Executive Chairman, Freightquote

Marion and John Kreamer Award for Social Entrepreneurship

Sister Berta Sailer and Sister Corita Bussanmas, Co-Founders, Operation Breakthrough

A student entrepreneur will be announced at the dinner and awarded a $2,000 scholarship

Tuesday, October 14
Kansas City Convention Center
Grand Ballroom
(use 16th Street entrance)
5:30 pm Student Venture Showcase
7:00 pm Awards Dinner

Honorary Dinner Chair
Brenda Tinnen, general manager and senior vice president, Sprint Center/AEG-KC

Business Attire

Barney Allis Plaza Garage - 12th & Wyandotte
Click here for downtown map.

Proceeds from this event support the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation housed at the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management. The Institute offers rigorous academics as well as a program that helps community members launch sustainable entrepreneurial venture.

Exclusive Reception for Sponsors and Award Recipients

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Sprint Center - Perceptive Software Founders Club
1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106
Secure your sponsorship by September 24 to ensure your admittance into the reception

Sponsorship Levels

*NEW* Discounted tickets are available for attendees 35 years of age and younger

Entrepreneurial Spirit Sponsorship

Innovation Sponsorship

Accelerator Sponsorship

Start-Up Sponsorship

Table Host Sponsorship

Individual Tickets

$75 or $100
The Next Generation (age 35 and under) 


Online registration has closed. 

Please contact Dionne Lewis at 816-235-6128


Contact Information
Primary Contact
Dionne Lewis
 Secondary Contact
Date & Location
Date: 10/14/2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Kansas City Convention Center

Grand Ballroom
Use 16th Street entrance
See Downtown Map under 'Parking'

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