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NBA Superstar Klay Thompson Partners with ShotTracker

By | Apr 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm

When I met with Davyeon Ross at SXSW this year to get the skinny on his ShotTracker wearable, he told me to keep my eyes open for an announcement detailing a partnership with a certain NBA superstar. Today, Ross and his team officially announced…


ShotTracker: Basketball and Wearables Will Never be the Same

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 8:00 am

When Davyeon Ross was a kid growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, life was soccer. He was a dynamo, a true natural athlete, and then one year he skyrocketed up six inches. Usually when you’re talking sports, growth spurts are a good thing, but…


SparkLabKC Accelerator Announces 10 New Startups

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

This week, Kansas City accelerator SparkLabKC welcomed its third class of startups into their new downtown workspace. SparkLabKC is a three-month accelerator that offers startups up to $18,000 in funding, mentorship, free office space, and other services. The program culminates with a demo day in April….


Kansas City Announces Launch KC Startup Competition Offering $500K in Grants

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm

The Downtown Council of Kansas City, MO has announced the launch of a national startup competition that will be aimed at further developing the growth of the city’s tech ecosystem. Called Launch KC, the competition will reward winning startups with a share of the $500,000 total in grant funding…


Play-it Health Tackles Medication Reminders

By | Sep 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Despite the seemingly numerous, healthy marathon runners on your Facebook news feed, there are actually a lot of not-so-healthy/sick people out there. According to Kimberly Gandy, there are more than 150 million people in the United States alone that require the use of chronic medication…


Stackify Offers an All-in-One DevOps Monitoring Solution

By | Aug 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I honestly could not tell you guys with one-hundred percent certainty what “DevOps” is actually about – and I’m really not ashamed to admit it. I mean, really, as VentureBeat points out, it’s really one of those concepts that people pretend to know something…


Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation In Financial Industry

By | Aug 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Wells Fargo announced this week that it will be accepting applications through October from startups to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. The fourth-biggest…

Startups & Apps

Kansas City’s TeraCrunch Wrangles Big Data for Multiple Industries

By | Jul 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

TeraCrunch founder and CEO Tapan Bhatt had been in the tech startup world long enough to see the Big Data revolution coming before he launched his most recent entrepreneurial effort. “I have been involved with several highly successful hi-tech startups in the data analytics…

Startups & Apps

CouponCloud is Attempting to Disrupt a “Broken” Coupon Industry

By | Jun 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I doubt that most of you reading this are extreme couponers. I know this because if you were, you wouldn’t have time to read this because you’d be too busy couponing…extremely. That being said, I’m sure many of you appreciate the occasional deal brought to you by…


The University of Missouri Has a Student-Led Fund, and It Just Made Its First Solo Investment

By | May 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

Today, the University of Missouri’s student-led fund, the Allen Angel Capital Education Fund (AACE), announced a $50,000 investment in Kansas City startup Knoda. The partners at AACE are not your typical middle-aged white men, but students from all disciplines studying at the University of…


Can Prime’s Health Records App Finally Make Managing Your Health…Simple?

By | May 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

Managing your health shouldn’t be a difficult process, but even in this modern age of technology, there is still no easy or efficient way to keep up with our own personal health records. While technology has certainly given us access to new apps that give…


This Kansas City Startup Landed Big-Name Customers Like Sprint and Walmart with 1 Salesperson 

By | May 19, 2014 at 9:41 am

In Kansas City, a small startup called DivvyHQ is quietly signing on new customers. Maybe you’ve heard their names? They’re companies like Walmart, Sprint, Toyota, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Less than three years old, DivvyHQ has a small team of fewer than 10…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Apr 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

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…


No Silly Apps Here: Meet the 10 Startups at SparkLabKC’s Demo Day

By | Apr 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

Today, Kansas City’s SparkLabKC is launching ten startups into the world at their second demo day. Startups have been working out of SparkLabKC’s office since January, with access to mentorship and up to $18,000 in capital ($6,000 per founder). At demo day, they’ll be…