What is Startup Crawl KC?

Startup Crawl KC is a FREE one-night tour of Kansas City's startup community!

This is your chance to check out some of KC's most exciting, promising startups at some of the most hottest innovation spots in town!

Discover and learn about the KC startups showcasing while enjoying craft cocktails, live music, delicious snacks and some pretty incredible people along the way. As you crawl, you'll meet the founders, ask them questions and get inspired! If you've ever wondered about or wanted to get plugged in to the burgeoning startup scene in Kansas City, this is your night!


How Does it Work?

Three awesome Crossroads venues open their spaces for startups to showcase their company, products, and services to all crawl attendees. All you have to do is register! There's no cost, other than the time it takes to fill out our application. Once registered, our team will take a look at your application, and contact you if you're on the crawl. We'll assign all of the startups to their locations. On the day of the crawl, you'll setup a small booth / table at the location and get ready to share your company with hundreds of people.


Accommodations & Parking 

Kansas City is lucky enough to have a variety of transportation options. Many citizens choose to park in one of the many lots and take the KC Streetcar to their desired location in an effort to avoid traffic. The KC Streetcar is always free, running throughout the day around the Downtown KC area. 

The streetcar service on Main Street makes two stops in the Crossroads (16th Street and 19th Street). Please visit the KC Streetcar website for more information!

Click here to download the Crossroads Parking Map!

Explore KC

While in the Crossroads District of KC, feel free to explore the vibrant culture and life that resides in the area! Whether you're looking for food, art, entertainment, or shopping, the Crossroads District has it all. Check out this map to explore all that the Crossroads Arts District has to offer, or visit the KC Crossroads website for more information.


Admission to Startup Crawl KC is FREE and will get you into any of the Startup Crawl KC locations, as well as being submersed into all First Friday exhibits and events.