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5349_87dbd3391e_small March 4, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City The second wave of blizzard conditions within a week—often referred to as Snowpocalypse Part II—may have put the international Hackovate Health Innovation Competition on ice for two days, but local finalist eLuminate Health received a warm reception Thursday at Union Station, walking away the overall winner. The inaugural competition's co-hosts, Think Big Partners and H&R Block, sought to find an innovative web or mobile product for the health care industry, specifically … read more

5341_7517943879_small February 28, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Think Big Partners and H&R Block's Hackovate Health competition comes to an end today as the finalists present their ideas on stage at Union Station in Kansas City. The competition, which was announced in November, challenges entrepreneurs to dream up an online or mobile app that could help consumers navigate today's health care landscape. … read more

5322_c9fb859815_small February 22, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City The inaugural Hackovate Health competition comes to an end Thursday (update: rescheduled due to weather) as the 10 health care technology finalists compete for the grand prize of $15,000 and a visit with senior management of H&R Block, the event's main sponsor. The finale, which is free and open to the public, takes place from 3-7 p.m. … read more

5294_86d0c5cf4c_small February 13, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City H&R Block and Think Big Partners announced today the 10 companies that will be competing in its inaugural Hackovate Health competition Feb. 26. The competition, which was announced in November, challenges entrepreneurs to dream up an online or mobile app that could help consumers navigate today's health care landscape. Among the 10 companies selected … read more

5217_2e39940562_small January 23, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City The opportunity to compete in the first Hackovate Health app competition is coming to a close soon. Feb. 4 is the idea submission deadline. The competition challenges entrepreneurs to dream up an app that could help consumers navigate today's health care landscape. Hosted by early-stage startup accelerator Think Big Partners and tax services provider H&R Block, Hackovate Health will choose ten … read more

3616_94253aeebc_small February 14, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com. And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage, please contact danny@siliconprairienews.com. … read more

3627_91ca0acff5_small February 14, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Think Big Partners today announced that they are teaming up with H&R Block to host a new innovation and entrepreneurship conference later this year. The all-day conference, which is a combination of two events — the Chamber's Innovation Conference and Think Big Kansas City — that were held separately last year … read more

3570_505205de98_small February 10, 2012 by Annie Sorensen

Kansas City There's a little-known secret tucked away on the third floor of the Kansas City Public Library's downtown Central branch. It's quiet, high-tech and full of resources for budding entrepreneurs. It's the H&R Block Business & Career Center. Per the library's website, the Block Center is dedicated to supporting successful entrepreneurs, in addition to helping patrons invest money wisely, find jobs and develop careers, establish and sustain non-profits and improve … read more

2538_06c42eddb5_small July 12, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City We're not quite sure how this one flew under our radar for so long, but if you're in Kansas City with an open schedule on Thursday, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2011 Innovation Conference at H&R Block World Headquarters. Advance registration for the event costs $100 for chamber members and $125 for non-members. The day-long conference, billed as a way to "help you inspire great ideas … read more

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