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5666_6acec22c26_small May 5, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Kansas City (Guest post by Melissa Roberts) It's tornado season, and there's a storm brewing in Kansas. Government bureaucrats and startups are churning toward each other. But lately, when they meet, they're working together to encourage lightning-fast Internet around our state. In a time when political ire is at an all-time high, it can be shocking to see state government leaders and local businesses work together toward a larger goal. Enter Kansas H.B. 2326, a bill that encouraged a hands-off approach to regulation of Internet-based networks. … read more

5659_f55a9f1be9_small May 3, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City For the fortunate few who can smell the delicious waft of food trucks miles away, you can stop reading. For everyone else, read on to find out about Truckily, your taste buds' new best friend. The Kansas City startup's app—available nationwide—helps foodies find and interact with local food trucks … read more

5644_b202a42136_small May 2, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Numbers, analytics and reports can statically tick away on an entrepreneur's computer with the hope that they will provide insight on a startup's growth and trajectory. But what if the milestones motivating startups were dynamic? Rodrigo Neri, co-founder of Kansas City education app-maker Instin, recounted … read more

April 30, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City The women won, in a way, at the Hack of the Sexes hackathon last Friday and Saturday. But it was much more about the two sexes coming together to create tech solutions for civic problems. Kelly Tomlinson, a web designer at Cremalab, led the grand-prize winning team … read more

5632_daadb94c2f_small April 30, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Kansas City native and Think Big Partners entrepreneur-in-residence Chris Shaw has secured the support of two local corporate titans, Hallmark Cards and Sprint, as he prepares to embark on a cross-country adventure to produce a documentary—through … read more

April 25, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City This may be common knowledge by now, but Kansas City digital advertising company Adknowledge two weeks ago acquired San Francisco-based SocialWeekend Labs, which operates a portfolio of Facebook and mobile apps and has tools that aim to help app developers … read more

5615_a6272625cd_small April 25, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Tech Cocktail's blend of one part mixer, one part startup showcase is set to return to Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing Company on May 7. In the midst of a party atmosphere, the event will offer a handful of startups … read more

April 24, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a $500,000 grant to William Jewell College, a liberal arts school in Liberty, Mo., to enhance the school's entrepreneurial culture on campus. It will be distributed over a three-year period to develop a "sustainable environment … read more

5542_7c2219a796_small April 24, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Kansas City startup myEDmatch wants to remedy the educational equivalent of spending nights out at the bar hoping for a chance encounter with your soulmate. Hours in front of the mirror primping for someone you know nothing about. Time and money … read more

5606_0db8c1a52e_small April 24, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City One million of anything is a lot. About a year ago, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Nate Olson set out to reach that many cups of coffee within the Kansas City startup community when he helped created 1 Million Cups (1MC), a weekly program that provides two startups the opportunity to present their companies to an attentive audience. It's … read more

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