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Plug and Play Spring Expo Coming June 10: Tickets Still Available

by Danni Hammontree | May 27, 2021

The public is invited to celebrate Plug and Play Topeka’s first cohort graduation with a golf scramble, virtual viewing ceremony and evening reception at Evergy Plaza.

Topeka, KS, May 27, 2021BioKansas, in partnership with GO Topeka and Plug and Play Topeka, will be hosting an all-day golf scramble on Thursday, June 10 at Firekeeper Golf Course. Over the lunch break we will have the opportunity to view the virtual Plug and Play Topeka Spring Expo event featuring pitches from our 10 startup companies in animal health, food safety, livestock biome, energy and sustainability. The day will conclude with a 19th hole celebration at Evergy Plaza.

“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,” said Katrin Bridges, SVP of innovation, GO Topeka. “This is an incredible opportunity to learn more about the growing startup culture in Topeka and across the state.”

"BioKansas is excited to host a golf scramble in the Topeka area,” said Lynn Villafuerte, director of strategic engagement, BioKansas. “GO Topeka and Plug and Play are redefining Shawnee County's role in the innovation and start up space and this event will be a fun and exciting way to learn more about all the progress occurring in the region." 

“This is an incredible showcase of the partnership and collaboration that truly makes this region special,” said Lindsay Lebahn, program manager, Plug and Play Topeka. “We are excited to show off the 10 great startups that have come through our first batch and are working to make an impact in the industry.” 

To attend all events of the day, sign up for a team and register here. To attend the Expo Day Event over lunch only (virtually or at Firekeeper Golf Course), register here. If you would like to register for the 19th Hole Celebration at Evergy Plaza only, click here.

There are still several sponsorship opportunities available. Interested sponsors may view opportunities here.

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BioKansas is a non-profit organization whose mission is to lead the effort of supporting and growing Kansas’ bioscience ecosystem including bioscience research, commercialization, training, and business development. Through organizational and collaborative efforts they provide meaningful content, connections, and advocacy to advance the state’s bioscience industry. Learn more at


GO Topeka creates county-wide economic success for all companies and citizens through implementation of an aggressive economic development strategy that capitalizes on the unique strengths of the community.


Topeka and Shawnee County are the nation's fastest-growing areas for the health sciences. Companies located within this region represent 67% of the total animal health, diagnostics, and pet food sold in the US, totaling $21.5 billion in sales. 

Plug and Play is building a world-class animal health ecosystem by pairing Silicon Valley technology with the Kansas region's state-of-the-art industry R&D, workforces, and animal health companies.



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