Kansas City

On Your Mark, Get Set, Photo! Sports Photos’ Platform for Sports Photographers

By | May 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

Brandon Schatz is on a mission to provide an organized platform dedicated to sports photographers and their photos with his website, Sports Photos. “Back in the day when I was playing sports, I remember seeing tons of sports photographers, but I always wondered where…

Social Media

Kansas City

It’s Alive: Leap2 and the Finer Points of a Living Search Engine

By | May 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Web searches are a new chore in our world. Look this up, find out where we are going; what is the menu for that restaurant again? Sometimes you nail it, but other times you are left out in the cold with the worst Chinese…


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Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup, SquareOffs Offers New Take On Online Polls

By | May 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

Last night, SquareOffs, a social-focused, online polling startup, took home the title of Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup, at a capacity-packed Boulevard Brewing Company as part of Tech Cocktail’s KC Mixer and Startup Showcase. Built on the frustration of the lack of innovation of…

Social Good

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Connecting for Good Brings Wifi to Low-Income Communities

By | May 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

So far, nonprofit Connecting for Good has brought free wireless Internet to 600 households in three low-income housing projects in Kansas City. They think that an Internet connection is the gateway to countless opportunities. “We believe there is a growing underclass in America: the…

Startups & Apps

Kansas City

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

By | Apr 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Last October, Tech Cocktail paid their first visit to Kansas City.  With an outpour of enthusiasm for the surrounding startup scene, it didn’t take long to realize it wouldn’t be the last.   That’s why Tech Cocktail is thrilled to return to The City of Fountains…


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Homes for Hackers Offers Free Housing to Entrepreneurs in Kansas City

By | Nov 9, 2012 at 9:44 am

Kansas City’s startup scene just got a huge boost in the form of a four-bedroom house, the first property in a project called Homes for Hackers. Run by web developer Benjamin Barreth, Homes for Hackers plans to offer three months of rent-free housing to…

Startups & Apps

Kansas City

Tech Cocktail’s Kansas City Mixer Event Wrap-Up

By | Oct 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

In collaboration with our extraordinary Kansas City Ambassador, Betty Ann SantaMaria and DST Systems, Tech Cocktail hosted our inaugural Kansas City Mixer & Startup Showcase on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at Boulevard Brewing Company. At the event, we showcased some of Kansas City’s most interesting…

Startups & Apps

Kansas City

Kansas City: In Flyover Country, Startups Fly Under the Radar

By | Oct 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

In a city of under half a million, just south of Iowa, the Kansas City startup community is quietly gaining momentum. The local Think Big Accelerator is now mentoring its first class of six startups, zapping them with a shot of funding. The city…

Location Based Services

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Meat to Table, Brought to you By AgLocal

By | Feb 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm

As someone who has spent his last three months in the liberal haven that is Boulder, Colorado, it’s hard to imagine that there are any fast food restaurants still in business out here.  The only thing Boulderites seem to agree on more than politics…