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Ecosystems

San Francisco

What Are The Top Tech Hubs? 25 Cities Ranked

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The mission to become the “next Silicon Valley” has become a trite endeavor as every city outside of the San Francisco bay area has attempted to spur the connectivity, capital, talent, and success potential that it has to offer. Let’s not forget, Silicon Valley…

Ecosystems

Kansas City

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…

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Funding

Kansas City

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….

Sports

Kansas City

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

Kansas City

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…

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Sports

Kansas City

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…

Books

7 Top Cities for Startups – Outside of Silicon Valley

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

Screw the Valley. This is the title of a new book by Timothy Sprinkle, a business journalist who has written for outlets like Wired and Entrepreneur magazine. Why the harsh words? Sprinkle is speaking out against the common myth that you have to move…

Accelerator

Kansas City

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

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

Kansas City

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…

SaaS

Kansas City

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…

Startups & Apps

Kansas City

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

Kansas City

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…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Kansas City

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…

Accelerator

Kansas City

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…

Sports

Kansas City

Golfers: CaddyX Your Clubs Next Trip and Avoid Airline Woes

By | Nov 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Speaking from my personal experiences here, there are two different kinds of people that are always waiting at the oversize baggage claim in the San Diego airport. The first group is the parents who checked their child’s car seat or stroller. The second group…

SaaS

Kansas City

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

By | Nov 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

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…