There has to be a better way. Those seven words unite the entrepreneurs featured in our Innovation Issue, part of The Pitch's ongoing effort to tell the stories of Kansas City's big thinkers and doers. Each of these startups has come up with a better way to do something that most of us take for granted, and we're talking to them as Global Entrepreneurship Week unfolds. The Kauffman Foundation initiative, designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, culminates with Startup Weekend (Friday night, November 16, through Sunday night, November 18). It's just the latest proof that the better way to the next big idea runs through Kansas City.