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April 16, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Kansas City Google Fiber for business seems to be coming closer to fruition. Some Kansas City businesses received emails this week saying Google will do a pilot program for small businesses in the area in exchange for feedback. The test pilot is ... read more

April 15, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Kansas City Lyft, the ridesharing service with the pink mustaches on cars, appears to be sniffing out the Omaha and Kansas City markets. Facebook and Craiglist ads for drivers have popped up in recent weeks and now Lyft employees are working out ... read more

6699_409088a0d0_small April 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Kansas City MindMixer is closing its Nebraska offices and moving to Kansas City. The online civic engagement platform is moving nearly all of its operations by the end of the summer. MindMixer established an office in North Omaha's Mastercraft three years ago, and a KC office followed about six months later ... read more

6407_fffef57118_small April 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln opendorse, the Lincoln-based social media startup that pairs athletes and brands for endorsement campaigns, has partnered with NFL Players Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. The platform, which was white-labeled, has been in beta for a few months. The deal was finalized earlier this year and opens the door for all 2,000-plus NFL players to sign up ... read more

April 10, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Think Big Partners announced today on their blog that the group will be moving their operations this fall. Granted, it's only a block away… read more

6687_5c17914b67_small April 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups was created to network and introduce entrepreneurs to other startups, but Omaha-Lincoln’s version continues to evolve, sharing others’ stories in the ecosystem. Beth Engel and Mark Hasebroock of Dundee Venture Capital presented Wednesday to a crowd of 40 at Mammel Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. “The business of venture capital, not many know what it is,” Hasebroock said ... read more

6685_450a456e88_small April 9, 2014 by Fred Bauters

San Francisco Neighbor.ly is making good use of its temporary migration west. In late January, the KC-based civic startup joined the Tumml accelerator in San Francisco—wrapping up May 6. A couple weeks ago, CEO Jase Wilson jumped last-minute into Global Innovator Competition, a pitch contest at the Global Technology Symposium. He called it a gut decision to apply two hours before the deadline, scanning a few weeks worth of emails. Turns out it was the right call ... read more

6679_1049809140_small April 8, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Osage In a town like Osage, Iowa—with a population of just more than 3,600—you wouldn't expect to find one of the most widely used resources for art educators ... read more

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