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Startup Rewind features Laura Schmidt and Steve Strong on August 6

On Wednesday, August 6, Startup Rewind will feature a presentation by Laura Schmidt of notes to self, LLC and a presentation by Steve Strong of SD Strong Distilling. Both Schmidt and Strong are Kansas City area entrepreneurs.

Networking will start at 7:10 a.m. at the Deer Creek Golf Club in Overland Park, KS (near 135th and Metcalf) and the first presentation will begin at 7:45 a.m.

Schmidt started notes to self to put her belief in the power of positive thinking into action. Her company designs, develops, and sells positive affirmation apparel and accessories.

Their first product: notes to self® socks – high quality athletic socks with positive affirmations like ‘I am awesome’ on the toes and the main word (‘awesome’) on the bottom. They are Made in the USA and sold in over 1,000 stores nationwide and online. Their goal by the end of 2014 is to get 1 million pairs on people’s feet, through sales and by donating socks to those in need – directly and by partnering with others.

Strong, a former rocker, most recently of Steve Strong and the Jackknife Truckers, and father of three, is the pitchman and distiller for S.D. Strong Distilling, the microdistillery that recently began selling its first spirit: vodka.

Startup Rewind is a new outlet for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. The goal is to get the word out about new companies and ideas, while gaining feedback from the community of business leaders and other entrepreneurs. This format helps foster business networking and encourages those entrepreneurs who are creating tomorrows big ideas. Startup Rewind takes presentations made at other entrepreneurial events from the start-up scene in Kansas City and replays them again. This gives these area entrepreneurs another chance to get themselves in front of more people who may have missed it the first time around, thus the name Startup Rewind.

  • At each Startup Rewind event (the first Wednesday of each month) local entrepreneurs present for a short time to pitch their idea, and then there is time for questions and feedback from the audience.

Startup Rewind is hosted and sponsored by the Overland Park South Rotary Club.