Energizing the next generation of entrepreneurship

Our Pure Pitch Rally founders and funders fully believe that a passion for entrepreneurship can start at any age – and should be nurtured and encouraged along one’s journey. Thanks to an exciting partnership with the CAPS Network, we’re proud to fuel the future through student participation in our Reverse Pitch event!

February 28, 2024

8:30 a.m. ─ 2:00 p.m.

 Museum at Prairiefire
5801 W 135th St | Overland Park, KS 66223


High school students from the greater Kansas City metro will gather to learn about real-world problems our Pure Pitch Rally alumni are tackling. Then, they’ll break out into small groups to define and present their own solutions to defined challenges. Does your school or program have what it takes to walk away with prizes and bragging rights? Learn more about how it works and then register to compete.

Proudly Sponsored By:

Museum at Prairfire
CAPS Network
Lathrop GPM
Circle Sideways
Fenaroli & Associates
nbkc bank
Park University


Get excited. Get motivated. And get ready to rock the Reverse Pitch! Below is a working agenda current as of February 19.

8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
8:45 a.m. Event parameters and expectations
9:00 a.m. STATSdraft business overview and presentation of challenge
9:15 a.m. EzBizPortal business overview and presentation of challenge
9:30 a.m. Creative Technology Concepts business overview and presentation of challenge
9:45 a.m. PMI Rate Pro business overview and presentation of challenge
10:00 a.m. Small group breakouts and entrepreneur Q&A
11:00 a.m. Working lunch
12:00 p.m. Small group presentations (approx. 10 minutes per group)
1:30 p.m. Winners announced and event wrap-up
2:00 p.m. Event concludes
Use this Pitch Flow guide to help you prepare for and participate in providing solutions to these real-world startup challenges!

Featured Startups

Meet the Pure Pitch Rally alumni presenting at the event and learn more about their startups aiming to conquer critical challenges in a variety of industries.

Topher Enneking | STATSdraft
Topher Enneking | STATSdraft

STATSdraft is a gaming app that uses analytics to help users build teams based on the disciplines they believe create a winning culture, ultimately deepening their understanding of and relationship with sports.

Jonathan Gregory | EZBizPortal
Jonathan Gregory | EZBizPortal

EzBizPortal’s marketplace and integrated operations platform streamline and automate processes between medical facilities and equipment vendors, empowering healthcare providers to prioritize patient care.

Bart Patenaude | Creative Technology Concepts
Bart Patenaude | Creative Technology Concepts

Creative Technology Concepts’ Zuture is an adhesive patch that closes the skin with the precision of stitches and the speed of staples without needles or pain.

Nomi Smith | PMI Rate Pro
Nomi Smith | PMI Rate Pro

Current methods for quoting private mortgage insurance (PMI) are cumbersome, antiquated, and time-consuming. From this headache, PMI Rate Pro was born. This unique quoting tool allows loan officers to complete one short form and receive results from all national PMI providers in less than six seconds.


Get up to speed on what you can expect from the Reverse Pitch event with help from our handy FAQs.

Participating schools, programs and/or individual students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.

Thanks to the generosity of our presenting sponsor, Lathrop GPM, participating schools, programs and/or individual students will be provided with a complimentary lunch that can be eaten during work group time.

Participating schools, programs and/or individual students will have access to Museum at Prairiefire’s open Wi-Fi for research and brainstorming purposes.