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6993_a541f695ef_small June 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Overland Park Overland Park's ABPathfinder is setting off on a three-year journey in a national startup healthcare program. Earlier this month, the startup was accepted into the Startup Health Academy, a three-year nationally-recognized program focused ... read more

6881_4a428c4d2c_small May 20, 2014 by Julia Hogren

Overland Park When Michael Rea started working as a pharmacist in 2008, he noticed many of his customers couldn't afford the medications they were prescribed—yet he knew lower-priced options often existed. read more

6233_987cd1e81d_small November 13, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Overland Park Practice makes perfect, but it won't go nearly as far if you aren't practicing smart. ractice makes perfect, but it won't go nearly as far if you aren't practicing smart. Technology has made workouts easier to track for runners, swimmers, football players and more, but so far basketball hasn't kept up. Bruce Ianni, co-founder of Innovadex, and Davyeon Ross... read more

June 6, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Overland Park High school can be challenging for teens, but typically that's because of the growing pains of puberty and autonomy. But Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) has a different challenge for teenage students: to create ... read more

5762_381301aaab_small May 29, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Overland Park Residents of Moore, Okla., are still sorting through the debris and dealing with the aftermath of the EF5 tornado that killed 24 and damaged or destroyed an estimated 12,000 homes May 20. And a local startup is doing its part to let people know there's still a lot they can do to help. One way is to donate meals through Union, Iowa-based nonprofit Outreach Inc. using tools powered by RAZ Mobile in Overland Park, Kan., which is a five-hour drive from Moore. The startup creates mobile fundraising campaigns that allow nonprofits and causes to collect donations online or by mobile phone. The service also makes it easy for donors to share through text … read more

5193_d99529e2e5_small February 8, 2013 by Annie Sorensen

Overland Park The future of education may be right here in Kansas City, tucked away in a modern building in Overland Park, Kan., bustling with teenagers. The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS), part of the Blue Valley school district, takes an entrepreneurial, innovative approach to education that aims to provide more than 900 junior and senior high school students with hands-on, real world experience. … read more

5119_d383b85de3_small December 18, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Overland Park Silicon Prairie News: What factors led to your decision to leave your previous gig and start Twentyseven Global? | Steve Roatch: I had spent my entire career at Accenture. It was a great run from new analyst to managing partner. But as the company grew, it became more bureaucratic and harder to innovate. So I joined a small software company as the COO, turned it around and ran it until we sold it. I found that I liked the small business environment and had several of my own ideas I was anxious to implement. | SPN: What have you found to be the biggest challenges to working with offshore delivery centers? How about the most significant benefits of it? ? SR: The biggest challenge, not surprisingly, is culture. I don’t mean … read more

5082_7450437e53_small December 5, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Overland Park ABPathfinder recently closed a $400,000 investment round thanks to Omaha-based Dundee Venture Capital, CEO Jeff Blackwood said. The Overland Park, Kan.-based startup, which aids therapists of children with autism in creating therapy plans via specialized software, raised $270,000 from Dundee in November. In May, as part of the same round, it secured $130,000 from Watson Technology Group … read more

4963_adb3e46e08_small November 6, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Overland Park In just three years, an idea for a social media management tool has morphed into a company that helps businesses monitor and manage the risks of social media accounts. Overland Park, Kan.-based SocialVolt now has more than 300 clients, most which are businesses within regulated industries, such as financial firms. “Our job is to help companies do social in a way that … read more

4900_c28fd96f02_small October 17, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Overland Park Three months after LockPath closed a $6 million Series B round and shed light on plans to double its staff in the immediate future, the Overland Park, Kan.-based company's longer-term plans are coming into focus. LockPath, which makes governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software, expects to add a total of about 100 new employees in the next five years and will soon move into a larger Overland Park office (located at College Blvd. and Quivira Road) to accommodate the anticipated growth, the Kansas Department of Commerce … read more

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