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7103_0505148ac0_small July 24, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Kansas City How do you disrupt a multibillion dollar industry? Particularly one that is dominated by a small number of major players? For Neil Blumenthal and Warby Parker, the answer to the eyewear market is layered. read more

7081_68513dc663_small July 18, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Kansas City Big Kansas City is headed into its second year, and we want to give a few lucky college students the opportunity to experience Big Kansas City as volunteers. If you are a self-motivated, hardworking student with an interest in the entrepreneurial community of the Midwest, then you are the perfect candidate! read more

7053_ebee55b46b_small July 10, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Kansas City With the event held inside an airplane hangar, you could guess that we take atmosphere very seriously. Every year we invite local artists to apply to have their work featured at Big Kansas City. These installations are a key piece of providing a unique atmosphere that reflects the spirit of the conference. read more

7047_e80498f71f_small July 9, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Kansas City We are thrilled to announce eight of our speakers for Big Kansas City today. Over the past six months we searched for incredible companies with founders who are set on changing the world. These first eight speakers are part of the equation that is sure to make Big Kansas City a life-changing experience.  read more

7046_a6333e7a35_small July 8, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Kansas City Maybe it’s best to not think of Big Kansas City 2014 as a conference, but instead a celebration of the progress and determination of the builders, collaborators and innovators that make up our community. The first glimpse of Big Kansas City 2014 on June 27 came with the release of this year’s identity, crafted by Kansas City’s own Cremalab. read more

5694_60d3710bc4_small May 10, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha To get a jump on the action of the final day of Big Omaha, join Des Moines entrepreneur Christopher New and Silicon Prairie News' Jeff Slobotski for AM Reboot, a morning podcast for geeks. Today's hour-long live video show is focused on the people, places and events of Big Omaha. AM Reboot is the flagship program of our streaming media partner, Quadrant5. Here's what's in store for today … read more

5684_4c358993d8_small May 9, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City To get a jump on the action of our fifth annual Big Omaha today, join Des Moines entrepreneur Christopher New and Silicon Prairie News' Geoff Wood for AM Reboot, a morning podcast for geeks. These next two days, the hour-long live video show will be dedicated to the people, places and events of Big Omaha. AM Reboot is the flagship program of our streaming media partner, Quadrant5. Here's what's in store for today … read more

5590_ac0c0cb6a7_small April 22, 2013 by Regan Carrizales

Kansas City Storytelling is a beautiful, ever-evolving art form and Instagram is one of its vehicles. As I was scrolling through my feed last Friday, I stopped for a second to reflect on the events of the past few months and the impact of those events on the Kansas City startup community. Our inaugural Big Kansas City event came and went with high fives and smiles, moments of inspiration and moments that emotionally moved each of us. Standing to the side of the stage as Scott … read more

5567_6f5a51b23a_small April 15, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Lacey Ellis has been solving problems her entire professional career. Problem is, it's always been for someone else. She helped build campaigns for clients like Commerce Bank, MetLife and Hostess as an art director and freelancer at ad agencies the past ten years. When a problem she faced as a mother wouldn't leave her head, she came up with digital scrapbooking app LittleHootz. The end result: first prize Sunday at Startup Weekend Kansas City, which aims to build viable companies … read more

5557_f66ee9bd99_small April 12, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Our inaugural Big Kansas City event is in the history books, but don't think you won't be able to relive the two days of inspiration and education delivered by our speakers. We're excited today to release videos of the 16 entrepreneurs and innovators who took the stage March 27-28 in Hangar 9 at the National Airline History Museum. From the welcome message by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to the startup advice … read more

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