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Plug and Play Topeka Spring Expo

Plug and Play Topeka Spring Expo & BioKansas Golf Scramble

BioKansas, in partnership with GO Topeka and Plug and Play Topeka, will be hosting a golf scramble to celebrate the graduation of the first Plug and Play cohort of startup companies in Topeka on Thursday, June 10. This event will be held at Firekeeper Golf Course of Prairie Band Casino and Resort and will feature a virtual viewing of the Plug and Play Topeka Spring Expo featuring pitches from our 10 startup companies in animal health, food safety, livestock biome, energy & sustainability, to name only a few. The 2-hour graduation lunch event will be bookended by an 18- hole scramble. The day will conclude with a 19th hole reception at Evergy Plaza – please join us for food, drinks and music at Topeka’s newest outdoor venue just a block away from the State’s Capitol.

This event will allow community and business leaders to meet local Plug and Play leadership, as well as network with BioKansas, the region’s leading influencer in the support and growth of Kansas’ bioscience ecosystem. This is an incredible opportunity to learn more about the growing startup culture in Topeka and across the state.

The day’s events include:
7:00 a.m. ….. Check-in & Breakfast at Firekeeper Golf Course
7:50 a.m. ….. Welcome
8:00 a.m. ….. Golf Scramble Start
11:00 a.m. …. Plug and Play Spring Expo Pitches & Lunch (Virtual Viewing)
1:00 p.m. ….. Golf Scramble Continues
5:00 p.m. ….. Golf Scramble Ends
6:00 p.m. ….. 19th Hole Reception Begins at Evergy Plaza

BioKansas Golf Scramble (7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Firekeeper Golf Course)

Help support BioKansas and innovation in Kansas by attending the BioKansas Golf Scramble. Invite your colleagues and friends to form a team or meet new people by joining a team. The event serves as a great forum to strengthen old ties and create new contacts. You don’t golf? Contact us about volunteering!

Learn more or register your team HERE

Explore sponsorship opportunities HERE

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19th Hole Reception (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Evergy Plaza Topeka)

Join us as we celebrate at the 19th Hole Reception at Evergy Plaza with food, drinks and music at Topeka’s newest outdoor venue just a block away from the State’s Capitol. Registration for the golf scramble and the Expo lunch event includes this reception, but if you cannot join us at the Firekeeper Golf Course, you can register separately.

Click HERE for the 19th Hole Reception only. Use discount code “BioBreak” and be our guest!

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Plug and Play Expo Lunch (11 am – 1:00 pm, at Firekeeper Golf Course or virtually)

Join us as we celebrate our first Animal Health accelerator program coming to a close, and our 10 startups that are bringing innovation to a whole new level!

The startups who will be featured at the Expo cover a wide variety of solutions including supply chain, pet food, livestock tracking, alternative proteins, energy as well as food safety, packaging and livestock microbiome. Join us at the Plug and Play Expo to learn more about these 10 startups. To register for the event click HERE

Ampcontrol (New York, New York)
Ampcontrol offers an AI-powered software to optimize the charging of electric vehicles for fleet operators and charging networks.

BIOPSIN (Singapore)
BIOSPIN is developing a revolutionary biosensor device which would empower industries to detect pathogens in real time.

GBatteries (Ottawa, Canada)
GBatteries is on a mission to enable electric vehicles to charge as fast as it takes to fill up a tank of gas.

Heila (Somerville, Massachusetts)
Heila is accelerating the adoption of clean and distributed energy by using the Heila EDGE — an end-to-end control and optimization platform to simplify the installation and operation of even the most complex DER systems.

NanoSpy (Ames, Iowa)
NanoSpy develops rapid detection biosensors for economical in-field, point-of-use diagnostics without the need for sample labeling/pre-enrichment, laboratories, or environmentally hazardous reagents.

Nutrivert (St. Louis, Missouri)
Nutrivert is developing non-antibiotic replacements for antibiotic growth promotants.

Obe, Inc. (San Francisco, California)
Obe’s digital platform makes it easier for veterinarians and pet parents to keep pets healthier and happier, for longer. Real-time, accurate behavioral data allows better health and nutrition decisions to help with preventative care and early diagnosis of potential problems, long before the problems are acute.

Resilient Biotics (Berkeley, California)
Resilient Biotics is a platform microbiome therapeutics company developing microbiome-based solutions to combat respiratory infectious diseases in animal and human health.

StenCo (Birmingham, Alabama)
With oxygen barrier properties better than most plastics and a low-cost of production, StenFilm is the answer to any number of problems.

Veloce Energy (Los Angeles, California)
Veloce is enabling the electrification of transportation by reducing installation and operating cost for EV charging stations for fleets, multifamily and public use.


Questions? Ideas? Feedback? Contact Katrin Bridges, SVP Innovation, Greater Topeka Partnership at

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