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5329_cb2fd744c3_small February 26, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Kansas City Public Television's "The Local Show" recently put its cameras on the city's startup community, featuring a neighborhood that's become a popular spot for tech companies. "While tech companies have been popping up all across the metro, there's a noticible cluster developing in the vicinity … read more

5330_4f5a11bb9b_small February 25, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City With up to a foot of snow expected by Wednesday in some parts of Kansas City, two startup events have made changes to their schedules. Hackovate Health, a half-day competition originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed to Thursday. The event's new start time is 3 p.m. 1 Million Cups, a Wednesday morning gathering at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has been canceled this week. Startup Grind, which … read more

5324_e2e84f3b10_small February 22, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City The three Code for America fellows assigned to Kansas City are organizing an event Saturday in celebration of Code Across America, a multi-day event devoted to civic … read more

5323_fefaa7c5bf_small February 22, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Awesome Camp, Lincoln, Neb.'s local take on the popular BarCamp unconference, returns the first two days of March for its fourth iteration. In addition to the loose schedule – attendees sign up for presentations upon arrival Saturday morning – this year's event will also feature scheduled keynote talks, including one from GitHub developer Zach Holman (left). This year's event cost $20 and kicks off the night of March 1 with a party at Red9, the venue for the full-day event on Saturday, as well. To register or learn more, visit … read more

5322_c9fb859815_small February 22, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City The inaugural Hackovate Health competition comes to an end Thursday (update: rescheduled due to weather) as the 10 health care technology finalists compete for the grand prize of $15,000 and a visit with senior management of H&R Block, the event's main sponsor. The finale, which is free and open to the public, takes place from 3-7 p.m. … read more

5295_3500b18863_small February 21, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Sioux Falls Two years after an appearance in an Apple ad on the small screen, the app of a Sioux Falls startup is now featured in a billboard campaign by the California company. "We couldn't be more pleased to discover that Montessorium's Intro to Letters app was featured in the new Apple iPad campaign," co-founder Bobby George said on the company's blog last week. Bobby and his wife, June, co-founded Montessorium in 2010. Today, the company is four people strong and on its fourth app, each inspired by the Montessori approach to learning. "We always feel so fortunate, and humbled, to work with the amazing folks at Apple," George said in an email … read more

5316_a82ba11884_small February 19, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha John Legend is coming to the CenturyLink Center on Feb. 28 but it's not to sing in front of concert goers. Instead, it's to speak to more than 1,500 young professionals and business leaders at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Summit. Joining Legend as a keynote speaker for the annual event will be Pencils of Promise founder Adam Braun. Both Legend, a member of TIME's … read more

5288_c15fd6f444_small February 19, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Less than a week after Trellie surpassed its $30,000 Kickstarter goal, the Kansas City startup's co-founder Claude Aldridge told Silicon Prairie News his company closed a $500,000 financing round led by former Sprint president and COO Ron LeMay* and tech investor Lance LeMay. The father-son duo were part of an "eclectic group" of 10 investors, Aldridge said, that included … read more

5315_793059974d_small February 19, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Dwolla and WebFilings could make a repeat performance in April as both Iowa startups have been named finalists for the awards they took home at last year's Technology Association of Iowa's Prometheus Awards. On top of earning recognition in the Technology Company of the Year categories – small/medium business and large/enterprise business, respectively – the two combined for appearances in nearly half of this year's 16 categories. … read more

5308_34c19be2ce_small February 15, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Following Wednesday's news that Brad Feld purchased a home in Kansas City's first "Fiberhood," we reached out to the notable venture capitalist to learn more about the backstory of his purchase and his interest in Google Fiber. "I met Ben Barreth at Thinc Iowa. I loved his story and the Hacker House idea," Feld said in our email interview, referring to his appearance at our event last October and a project by Barreth … read more

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