Three of the most influential entrepreneurial support organizations in Kansas City have teamed up to deliver The Little Desk, a new five-part series focused on entrepreneurship. You are invited to join us each Monday in October as we explore a new topic with the small business owners, creatives, and visionaries shaping today's entrepreneurial landscape in the Kansas City Region.
Join us for night five as we discuss intentionality through entrepreneurship with Shanita McAffee-Bryant, Executive Director/Founder of The Prospect, and Elliott Ivory, Co-Founder of Vine Street Brewing.
Chef Shanita is a Kansas City native and a civic-minded chef eager to transform the lives of community members on the Eastside neighborhoods through food-based solutions: nutrition education, kitchen culinary training, and culinary entrepreneurship.
In 2019, Shanita founded The Prospect KC, a social enterprise designed to address systemic inequities caused by food apartheid, including food insecurity, unemployment, and housing instability, by providing workforce development, case management, skill management, financial and nutrition education, childcare, and job training.
Elliott Ivory: Elliott Ivory is a co-founder and head brewer at Vine Street Brewing Co. Before joining the Vine Street team, he worked as a project manager at Honeywell and has been home brewing for several years under the name Wiz Brewing. Located in the heart of Kansas City, Vine Street Brewing emerged as Missouri's first black-owned brewery.