The 2014 volunteers of the Kansas City Startup Games

When several entrepreneurs, located in several different cities, imagined that networking and connecting could be fun, Startup Games began to come to life.

Startups need connections, as clients, workers and/or friends. While most networking events allow for the exchange of business information, Startup Games were created to facilitate connections based on sharing enjoyable  experiences, creating projects together,  team activity, and fun.

Tom Peters (co-author of  In Search of Excellence, one of the best selling business books of all time) said “the number one premise of business is that it need not be boring or dull. It ought to be fun. If it’s not fun, you’re wasting your life.”

Startup Games Volunteers

Startup Games Volunteers

When I saw that KCSourceLink included Startup Games in their 1WeekKC activities, I was excited to know that play was in play, so to speak. I wanted to be involved, learn about the activities being used, and see if any of the collaborative team-building activities I knew of would fit in their agenda.

The entire process was a blast – from meeting the KC organizer to volunteering the night of the event, to the after party.

I learned that it’s all in process. Startup Games are evolving to meet the ever growing population of entrepreneurs in KC and beyond.  We’re currently in the planning stages to test the impact of some activities that have been used for team building in other situations.

If you have a favorite activity you’ve enjoyed with your work group, please share it! Email Brigid (at)