Silicon Prairie News

6658_0ed2f0c8c5_small April 1, 2014 by Megan Bannister & Jordan Pascale

Kansas City When the world jumped from dial-up to broadband, it changed the way we worked. In time, many hope Google Fiber, with Internet speed 100 times faster than current services, will do the same. But day-to-day, the implications of Google Fiber are not as great as Kansas City Startup Village co-leader Matthew Marcus says he envisioned… read more

6656_c0b67e3f73_small April 1, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Diana Kander sees it time and time again, and it's painful. The senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation mentors a lot of early-stage companies through her work with the Foundation and the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Bloch School and E Scholars program. Each startup kept getting stuck in the same spot: they didn't know how to practice lean principles and properly do customer development ... read more

March 31, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Kansas City EyeVerify last week won the Angel Capital Association's 2014 Luis Villalobos Award, which recognizes the most ingenious and innovative idea recently financed by angel groups that are ACA members. Winners are chosen based on innovation, creativity and ingenuity of ... read more

6652_e18e9a51b8_small March 31, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Over the past decade, Kevin Rose has had a career marked with accomplishments that shaped the internet experience of many. Now, not only his ideas, but investment in the ideas of others have made an immeasurable impact on the tech ... read more

6575_3cfb749880_small March 31, 2014 by Megan Bannister & Jordan Pascale

Kansas City There was no phone call. No congratulations. No dramatic reveal. It was winter of early 2011. Former Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Joe Reardon remembers a long, exhausting day of negotiations. At the end, there was nothing left to negotiate. All of Google’s questions were answered and their requests were met. And that was it… read more

6627_3e7551de76_small March 31, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read over the last week… read more

6651_fca77218ca_small March 28, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Your ticket to an exclusive club just arrived. Seven of the 10 startups in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars, located in Kansas City, are looking to hire ... read more

6642_4c58bba0d7_small March 28, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Kansas City (Guest post by Jeff Rohr) Dickie V has it right. The passion to go out and get what you want, live your dream and know that you left it all on the floor is the only way to live for me. Watching the NCAA tournament, I can't help but identify so many similarities with startup life: teams carefully formed with complementing skill sets, learning the power of the team is greater than any single talent, having a common vision to be the best, trusting in the players around you and knowing that only hard work will propel you to the top ... read more

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