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Welcome to Sprint, one of SPN’s Kansas City Launch Partners

Kansas City November 13, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski Only 17 days until Big Omaha. Get your tickets before they sell out!

About our Kansas City Launch Partners: Thanks to the generous support of our Kansas City Launch Partners, Silicon Prairie News is able to bring aboard full-time team members and establish an office in Kansas City. Look for posts highlighting our other Kansas City Launch Partners in the coming days.


 

Today we're excited to introduce our first sponsor among an amazing group of businesses whose support is making our full-time presence in Kansas City possible.

Sprint, the telecommunications giant that calls Kansas City home, is a Kansas City Launch Partner of Silicon Prairie News.

Sprint is already active in a number of startup community facets, and this sponsorship is another example of the company's commitment to helping build on the entrepreneurial momentum taking place in the city and region.

The sponsorship helps Silicon Prairie News as we continue to work towards hiring full-time staff, holding regular and major events and providing additional coverage in the Kansas City community.

In recent months we've had the opportunity to visit with Kevin McGinnis, Sprint's vice president of product platforms, and his team about our collective goals to support the Kansas City startup community. Kevin expressed excitement about the relationship with Silicon Prairie News and said Sprint is eager to lend support "as a resource for local startups and entrepreneurs" in its own home town.

It means a tremendous amount to our team and community to have a company as notable as Sprint join us in continuing to work together to build the Kansas City community.

For more on Sprint's support of Silicon Prairie News, see the Sprint press release: "Sprint supports expansion of Silicon Prairie News to Kansas City".

See Sprint in action Wednesday

One of the ways that Sprint is showing its support of startups during Global Entrepreneurship Week is through an event Wednesday called a Reverse Pitch.

Instead of startups pitching to big corporations, a collection of established Kansas City companies — Sprint, DST, H&R Block, Hallmark, Garmin and Cerner — will present to startups, developers and entrepreneurs. The goal is to educate attendees about the insights, resources and tools the companies offer.

The event runs from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday on Sprint's Campus. More information and registration can be found on the event website.

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