Synonyms for Kick off:

n.

dribble, smash, cross, hook, shoot, strike at, play, knock. start-off, set off, form, invent, create, trigger, make, catalyze, bring about. see red, mind, go off at the deep end, lose your cool, hold against, fly into a temper/rage, lose your temper (with), snap, rise to, lose it. peel off, get out of, fling off, get, doff, pull off, off, disrobe, change. kick off (noun)
inaugurate.
start (noun)
get under way, begin, open.

v.

begin (verb)
get under way.
commence (verb)
open, begin, inaugurate.
initiate (verb)
trigger.
introduce (verb)
invent.

Other synonyms:

disrobe, begin, fling off, doff. peel off. pull off. get out of. off. change. begin
open, get under way.
Other relevant words:
create, open, invent, trigger, get under way, begin.