August 27, 2014 | By Eric Disney |
LittleHoots has some big news to share—Big Kansas City that is! Founder and CEO Lacey Ellis has made the tabloids yet again with an outstanding testimonial for the Kansas City based arm of the yearly event sponsored by the Silicon Prairie News. As Big KC website http://bigkansascity.co describes the event, “Big Kansas City is: Founders, designers, developers, investors and the like converging on the Midwest for two and a half days sharing ideas, co-creating experiences, and inspiring altered landscapes”. To quote Forbes magazine, it is “one of the top conferences to attend for entrepreneurs”.
LittleHoots, the “dream big” idea brought to life by our very own Ms. Lacey, has caught the attention once again of Silicon Prairie News, the go-to publication for any news of local cutting edge technology and the entrepreneurial community. The LittleHoots story has been captured in part by SPN in two earlier additions, and this time, the LittleHoots/Big Kansas City connection is explored. The article in full can be read here: http://siliconprairienews.com/2014/08/lacey-little-hoots/
Working closely with Lacey for the last six months, I feel privileged to hear the story first hand—you, know, with out-loud spoken words…?!? Granted, her LittleHoots journey has been a part of her conscious reality since the birth of her first child, Mr. Jett Ellis, the rock-star, four-and-a-half year old who literally became the “spokesperson” for her dream—but it was Big Kansas City that flamed the spark. No shrinking violet, Lacey truly made the lessons she describes in the article her mantra during the Big KC Conference in 2013—and I will say, she has also incorporated these “lessons” into her ongoing leadership of the LittleHoots team, and the implementation of the its mission. A note about the founding team—it was a mere two weeks after Big KC 2013, [where Lacey was encouraged and inspired to take her dream to Startup Weekend], that she met her LittleHoots Co-Founders, Kim, Steph and Wade—at Startup Weekend…! It is our belief at LittleHoots that some things are just meant to be—[insert smiley face here]
Lacey at Big KC—2013:
I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to to actually attend Big Kansas City 2014 with Lacey this year—what better teacher could a “student” have to get the very most out of the experience??? Stay tuned, we’ve only just begun!
Stephanie Lashley at Big KC before meeting Lacey, Kim and Wade: