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3979_63a1a6c7c2_small April 15, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The finish line is in sight for the 12 teams of the 54-hour business-building sprint that is Startup Weekend Kansas City. Those teams will conclude a whirlwind weekend by delivering pitches for their products this evening at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board Room at Union Station. Spectator tickets … read more

3976_d9b564ae6d_small April 14, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Swelling skies appeared likely to put the breaks on outdoor activities at any moment this afternoon in Kansas City, Mo., but that certainly didn't slow the speed of progress inside the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board Room (left) at Union Station. There, 12 teams and 98 participants in total busily built their ideas during the second day of Startup Weekend Kansas City. The dozen teams formed Friday night in support of the most popular ideas presented during Startup Weekend's opening … read more

3973_0bb0070f89_small April 13, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Startup Weekend Kansas City is officially underway. Following Thursday night's meetup — an unofficial opening to Startup Weekend put on by the SWKC and Silicon Prairie News teams — the 54-hour event officially kicked off tonight at 6 at Union Station in downtown Kansas City, Mo. But the weekend really begins to take shape shortly after 7 p.m. when … read more

3940_a80cbd8a1f_small April 9, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Startup Weekend's spread through the region's major college towns continues. Organizers today announced that Startup Weekend Lincoln will make its debut September 7-9 … read more

3914_471d7b5a2f_small April 4, 2012 by Michael Stacy

From KC to IC, and from CoMo to the Big O, we do our best to provide thorough coverage of Startup Weekend when the event takes place in the region (and, sometimes, when it takes place outside the region). We'd like to think that press provides readers who aren't familiar with the event a good idea of what goes into Startup Weekend, a 54-hour crash course … read more

3877_11c004534e_small March 28, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Startup Weekend will chug into Kansas City for the first time this year April 13-15 at Union Station. During Startup Weekend, teams devote 54 hours to building a web or mobile application that could form the basis of a credible business. Things get underway Friday evening with participants coming together and introducing ideas for startups. … read more

3761_b24eda0a2c_small March 8, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines To wrap up our coverage of Startup Weekend Des Moines, we've edited down our video of Sunday's three-hour final pitch session to an hour and fifteen minutes, presenting all 16 team pitches and the award ceremony to top it off. Here are winners of the weekend, as selected by judges Ben Milne of Dwolla, Mike Colwell of Business Innovation Zone, Milt Milloy of Springboard Consulting & Capital, and Tej Dhawan and Christian Renaud of StartupCity Des Moines on the criteria … read more

3734_33ad037615_small March 5, 2012 by Riane Menardi

Des Moines During the course of 54 hours, more than 100 developers, designers and business people congregated in StartupCity Des Moines for a weekend of innovation and creation. They came, they pitched, they built — and on Sunday night they pitched again. The judges deliberated over the 16 startups of Startup Weekend Des Moines, and three were crowned the winners: doodle cloud. An iPhone and iPad app that allows children to snap a photo of a cloud, draw and decorate it with stickers, then send … read more

3732_822b0030ed_small March 4, 2012 by Riane Menardi

Des Moines The fourth Startup Weekend Des Moines kicked off on Friday night at Startup City Des Moines and by Saturday all work had been focused on fifteen projects. Meet the teams behind them here: 1. NoMoMeeting Who: Matt Heying, project leader; Beau Lyddon, developer; Nick Joyce, developer. What: NoMoMeeting helps developers stay in the zone by eliminating daily status meetings. By aggregating a team’s activities into one group chat, NoMoMeeting lets … read more

3660_392feb7a2c_small February 20, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines The 54-hour crash course in launching a high-growth business is set to hit Des Moines again next month. Startup Weekend Des Moines is returning for a fourth go-round March 2-4 at StartupCity Des Moines (313 6th Avenue). During the event, teams devote a weekend to building a web or mobile application that could form the basis of a credible business. … read more

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