DEFIANT 1 in the News!


Local media company Startland News recently featured our founder Deb North in an exclusive article highlighting the ingenuity and resilience of YES! Athletics.  It takes guts to start a company during a global pandemic, and it takes guts to go out on the mat against boys.  We are so proud of Deb and our first offering, Defiant 1.  Read the full article to learn more about Deb and YES! Athletics story.

Startland (formerly the Kansas City Startup Foundation) is a community building 501(c)3 nonprofit activating a thriving and inclusive culture of innovation in Kansas City through stories, experiences and talent.