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September 18, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City A new Google development is coming to Kansas City. In addition to the growing fiber network in town, a local Google Developer Group—one of 385 worldwide—will launch with an event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, ... read more

6067_c08cf5a9e0_small September 17, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City On August 28, Think Big Partners graduated a group of four startups from its accelerator on its first demo day, along with pitches from some of those in its co-working space, bizperc, and several others from the region and beyond. Now it's ready to look for the next wave: the Kansas City group's accelerator yesterday opened applications for its next class... read more

September 13, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City When it comes to finding talented team members, Toby Rush, CEO of Kansas City-based startup EyeVerify, believes he doesn't need to look any further than his own backyard. In an installment of the Wall Street Journal'... read more

6049_147a313325_small September 11, 2013 by Sponsor Author

Kansas City Small Talks by turnstone are far from small. In fact, they are turning heads and making waves across the nation as a grassroots way for entrepreneurs to connect around the issues most pressing to small-business owners and startups. Small Talks not only provide a safe venue for open dialogue and discussion... read more

6037_07387325ce_small September 6, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City When I talked with co-founders Jase Wilson and Sean Connolly Thursday, they were rejuvenated and relieved following their time in the Points of Light Civic Accelerator. Oddly, very little of the conversation focused on the $50,000 investment they had just won for being selected by their peers as the Accelerator's top for-profit startup. Which comes after the Knight Foundation in June awarded them a $175,000 grant to expand operations. Rather, there were ... read more

September 5, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Students are about to get an early crack at the real world courtesy the Kansas City Startup Village. Leaders of the KCSV will host the inaugural Most Entrepreneurial City in America Youth Technology Innovation Challenge September 25-29 at the ... read more

6017_9b75ba30db_small August 26, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City It's been a short learning curve for myEDmatch, a job-matching site for educators that connects schools and teachers based on missions, beliefs and goals. The Kansas City startup today announced a $2.6 million Series A round led by St. Louis-based FTL Capital. That brings the total invested in myEDmatch to $2.89 million since... read more

6012_bd984074b9_small August 22, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City This is a last-minute call for pie, er, Raspberry Pi. One of the brains behind the credit card-sized computer, Robert Bishop, will be stopping by Union Station in Kansas City at 5:30 p.m. Friday, August ... read more

5986_2212f55d17_small August 16, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Washington D.C. called, and Phone2Action answered. The startup's been camped out in Kansas City at Think Big Partners' accelerator since last September, but has decided to make the move as so much of its business resides there. Phone2Action's toolbox of mobile advocacy engagement helps connect political candidates, advocacy groups, interest groups, trade associations and others with their supporters in the moment at conferences ... read more

5982_c5b0e61371_small August 15, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Kansas City's Think Big Partners has its lineup of startups set. Now it's just a matter of lining up investors. The accelerator and incubator will host its first demo day Wednesday, August 28 for companies in its accelerator program, along with several other Silicon Prairie startups... read more

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