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Which US City Has the Fastest Job Interview Process?

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Looking for a job is a long and arduous process. After sending out hundreds of resumés, writing thousands of cover letters, and filling out millions of forms asking you to rewrite your entire resumé even after they already had you attach it, a short…

Inspiration

Founders Need to Ignore the Naysayers to Disrupt Their Industries

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

Industry disruption is the ultimate goal of every innovator these days. And with all the acclaim and media hype surrounding game-changing companies, it’s easy to set out with the intent to “disrupt” at any and all costs. But this can be a dangerous game…

Ecosystems

Matthew Marcus of KC Startup Foundation on the Impact of Google Fiber

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Matthew Marcus, Executive Director of Kansas City Startup Foundation a leader in Kansas City is hyper-focused on bringing together the ecosystem and how the startup leveraged Google Fiber to grow their businesses. This time for the #StartupsEverywhere series, he talks with me about the impact of…

Accelerator

How Sickweather Benefited From an Accelerator Network

By | May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Startup Founders may wonder how they would benefit from being a part of an accelerator. As one who ran the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars from 2014-2016, I saw many examples of the ecosystem in action – it is so vast and comprised of different…

Funding

John Fein’s Latest VC Gives Midwestern Startups An Edge

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 9:00 pm

When it comes to giving emerging startups the support they need to succeed, some cities are struggling to meet demand. Startups based in large cities like New York and San Francisco often have no trouble finding a variety of startup-focused resources specific to their niche….

Funding

Local Startup Ecosystem Matters for Kansas City’s The Collective Funds

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 9:45 am

The key to a burgeoning startup ecosystem is generous investments in local talent. When investors are willing to take risks on behalf of regional startups, they are contributing to the overall success of that area. And in Kansas City, one venture capital group is taking…

Sports

ShotTracker Nails Crucial NBA Coaches Partnership

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I was out playing basketball with my Monday crew the other day, beating myself up over missing a lot of layups. I mean, it’s supposed to be the highest percentage shot to take in the game, so the expectation is that you make it….

Sports

John Madden in Your Pocket with Edge Up Sports

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you have ever owned a TV, chances are you either are one of the 33 million fantasy football managers who took the digital field last year – or at least know one. The trash talk grows every season just as fast as the…

Wearables

ShotTracker & NBA champ Klay Thompson Offer Virtual Camp

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

Wearable tech company ShotTracker also nabbed a win with Golden State Warriors’ first NBA championship since 1975. ShotTracker, based in Overland Park, Kan., recently scored an endorsement deal with Golden State guard Klay Thompson that’s now led the NBA champion to offer a virtual basketball camp…

Wearables

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…

Sports

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…

Accelerator

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….

Accelerator

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…

Health

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…

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