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Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

Kansas City hottest startups

Last night we were back in Kansas City for a Mixer & Startup Showcase, and we had a blast! It included the Best Pitch award determined by our live SMS poll and the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll. Here are the winners: Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Best Pitch CouponCloud, Inc - They disrupt the $14 billion… Read more »

Cirrus Link is Looking to be the Fed-Ex of Big Data


Companies that produce big data sometimes do not realize the potential of said data. Chris Houghton and Arlen Nipper started Cirrus Link to give those companies a delivery system that connects The Internet of Things to big data. ‘The Internet of Things’ refers to objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. For example, businesses can… Read more »

Autoswaprz Cuts the Clutter from Car Shopping


The auto industry is somewhat under-represented in the startup world. There are several large companies that focus on the buying and selling of new and used cars, but they all have the same business model–a marketplace designed around advertisements and pay-for-positioning listing placement. All in all, they do not put the customer first. Kansas City-based Autoswaprz… Read more »

Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup is…


Last week was Tech Cocktail’s Kansas City Mixer and Startup Showcase at Boulevard Brewing Co.  As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll. Kansas City’s HOTTEST SHOWCASING STARTUP: Reader’s Choice & Best Pitch Hoopla… Read more »

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Sock 101

Have you seen Craig Sager’s suits when he is interviewing the Black Mamba, King James, or Durantula court side? The royal purples, bright pinks, and exquisite patterns abound; he is all about making a statement. The rest of the men’s fashion world can thank Sager, along with many other sports commentators and public figures, for… Read more »

Who is Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]

KC's Hottest Showcasing Startup

Tech Cocktail has traveled the country, from Dallas to DC, Boise to Boston, uncovering the hottest startups in more than 20 cities.  Now, the word is out: winning startups from each city will go onto the next round and get the chance to qualify for Tech Cocktail Celebrate, our new national startup competition held in Downtown Vegas… Read more »

SparkLabKC Holds Demo Day for Inaugural Class


Today, SparkLabKC is hosting their first demo day for their inaugural class of startups, providing them an opportunity to pitch to prospective angel investors and venture capital investors from across the Midwest. Over the course of the 90-day intensive program, the 10 affiliated startups involved received seed capital, mentoring, free workspaces, and free legal, accounting, financial, and… Read more »

Genneo: Charge Your Phone by Moving Around


Most of us have forgotten to charge our phone for the following day at some point in our busy lives, but other situations can present the need to power up in less-than-ideal conditions as well. For example, what if you need to charge your phone on a hiking trip, or while traveling internationally, or even during… Read more »

KinderReader Uses Technology to Teach Young Students to Read


With more and more research showing the importance of proper education in the formative years of adolescence, early education providers have focused on increasing the technology used in their classrooms. High schools and universities rely on technology-driven curriculums, so why shouldn’t early education providers, as well? KinderReader is one such offering that wants to bring… Read more »

Create Music Scrapbooks and Journals with FanAddict


“Everybody’s working for the weekend,” famed poets Loverboy once said. And sometimes on the weekend. We work – too much – and we save what we sow from our weekday grind – not enough – to use to unwind. We use sports, hiking, or art for an escape. Or music. And as our escape, we… Read more »