Startup Grind: Sherry Turner

Startup Grind: Sherry Turner

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. 

Sherry's effect on Kansas City-area business can be seen through the lives of the hundreds of businesswomen each year whom she helps find jobs, start businesses, get financing or invest in other businesses.

Turner is executive director of the Women’s Business Center, founder of OneKC For Women, president of the Women’s Employment Network and founder of the Women’s Capital Connection. She also is leading the fundraising effort for the new KC Regional Micro Loan Program.

Previously, Sherry was the director of small business and entrepreneurship at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce from 2000-2005.