Techstars in Kansas City

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Yesterday Techstars announced the launch of Techstars Kansas City. This is a city-based horizontal accelerator similar to the ones we have in Boulder, Boston, Seattle, Austin, New York City, London and Berlin. I have a long history with Kansas City. I almost grew up in Kansas City, as the two cities my parents looked at when moving from Boston were Kansas City and Dallas (they chose Dallas.)

Turnstone Decks Out My Kansas City House

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It’s been a blast to have a house in Kansas City. And it continues to be really fun to tell the story of the look on Amy’s face when I came home and said “hey – I bought a house in Kansas City today.”

My New FiberHouse in Kansas City

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I bought a house in Kansas City on Monday. As part of helping create the Kansas City startup community. I’m not taking any equity in these companies – I using a “give before you get” philosophy here to experiment, learn, and help the Kansas City startup community. First, I want to set an example using some of the principles I talk about in Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City.

Live In My Kansas City Fiber House For Free For A Year

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I’m running another competition for a startup to live for a year for free in my Kansas City FiberHouse. When I bought my house in Kansas City in 2013 , I announced my intentions clearly. As part of helping create the Kansas City startup community. The post Live In My Kansas City Fiber House For Free For A Year appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Places competition fiberhood fiberhouse google fiber kansas city

10/25: What’s New For Techstars in Kansas City

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On Tuesday 10/25 from 4pm – 6pm I’ll be hosting a discussion and happy hour with David Cohen where we will discuss what’s next for Techstars in Kansas City. The post 10/25: What’s New For Techstars in Kansas City appeared first on Feld Thoughts. If you are around and interested, or just interested in saying hi, come by and have a drink with us. Register here.

Tech Startup Scene in Kansas City Is Red Hot!

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Tech Startup Scene in Kansas City Is Red Hot! Long referred to as the “Silicon Prairie,” Kansas City is quietly making its mark as a great place for startups of all flavors. A Kansas City Book Signing If you happen to find yourself in the Kansas City.

Kansas City here we come

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The Demo Day for the inaugural class of the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars is Thursday, June 12 at 5:30pm CST in Kansas City. Three of the four Techstars founders (me, Brad Feld , and David Brown) will be talking about the origins of Techstars and how the mentorship driven accelerator model is impacting communities at the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator demo day on the afternoon of June 12th in Kansas City.

My Kauffman Fellows Summit Talk

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I’ve recently joined the board of directors and enjoyed spending two days in Kansas City immersed in things with the Kauffman Fellows, a bunch of friends, and a number of LPs and GPs that came to the event. As part of it, I gave a talk and did Q&A with Lesa Mitchell (now the Managing Director of Techstars Kansas City). Entrepreneurship interview kansas city kauffman fellows lesa mitchell

Compute Midwest To Bring Self Driving Cars To Kansas City

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Tech Conference in Kansas City Imagines The Future Of Autonomous Cars In the Home Of Google Fiber

Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015

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I made a few guest appearance, including in the long article about the Kansas City Startup Village. Entrepreneurship kansas city startup village kauffman foundation kauffman thoughtbook startup communities My friends at the Kauffman Foundation have released the Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015. . It’s a beautifully done, well-organized, and super rich with content web document about entrepreneurship.

In Kansas City, a Leadership Opportunity for MLB

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Baseball fans worldwide will be watching the playoff game in Kansas City on Tuesday night. Major League Baseball can use the moment to pay homage to a larger cause

The Last Week of the KC Fiber House Competition

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The chance to apply to win a slot to live in my Google Fiber enabled house in Kansas City are open for one more week – ending on March 25th at 17:00 CDT. I’m looking for entrepreneurs who are committed to living in Kansas City for a year who have a unique and novel approach to taking advantage of 1 gigibit Internet. TechStars cofounder Brad Feld buys a home in Kansas City, will give startups free housing & Google Fiber.

Sprint and Techstars Launch Startup Accelerator for Mobile Health

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It’s based in Kansas City (Sprint’s headquarters) and is our fourth powered by Techstars accelerator, joining Nike , Kaplan , and R/GA. I’m an enormous fan of four things about the Sprint Accelerator – what we call “PBTS” (powered by Techstars), mobile health, Kansas City, and Sprint. Kansas City has a special place in my heart. TechStars accelerator kansas city mobile health softbank sprint

The Feld Fiberhouse Is Now The Handprint House

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I’m fascinated about what is going on in Kansas City around Google Fiber and rather than observe, I decided to participate. Startup Communities fiberhood homes for hackers kansas city kc fiberhouse kc startup village The winners of the Feld KC FiberHouse competition , that I’ve done in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation , is a company called Handprint ! Handprint is working on some amazing 3D printing and editing technology.

Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs From the Kansas City Royals

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What small-business owners can learn from the American League champions

Historic jeans-maker to leave Kansas City headquarters

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) AP) — Officials with Lee Jeans say the company plans to move its headquarters from Merriam, Kansas, to North Carolina

Why America's Greatest Artists Come to a Tiny Shop in Kansas City to Do Their Work

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Printmaker Michael Sims never intended to open a business, but over more than three decades he's built Lawrence Lithography Workshop into a supplier for some of the country's most prominent art galleries and museums

Texas goes to Kansas City for the Kauffman Foundation Eship Summit

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Trey Bowles from The Dallas Entrepreneurship Center (The DEC), Joshua Baer from Capital Factory, JR Reale from Station Houston, and Preston James from DivInc together in Kansas City, MO for the Kauffman Foundation Eship Summit. This was my first time visiting Kansas City.

The Public Library Is Stuff That Works

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When my children were little we would make almost weekly treks to the basement of the Plaza branch of the Kansas City library. Stuff That Works ALA Kansas City Public LibraryThis is a new Sunday series that I call Stuff that Works.

Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video

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Gregory Kolsto of Oddly Correct Coffee Roasters in Kansas City realized that if couldn’t work for a company he could believe in 100% he would have to create one. HP Gregory Kolsto Kansas City Local Color Oddly Correct Coffee Roasters

Kansas City Zoo's male polar bear moving to North Carolina

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) AP) — The Kansas City Zoo's male polar bear will be leaving the zoo for North Carolina

How to Create a Bold, Daring and Utterly Irresistible Pricing Model

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I am conducting a full day live and in person workshop in Kansas City in June called – How to Build the Marketing System That Is Perfect for Your Business and I am going to employ this the model of exchanging fee for value.

Is Your Business a Pork Belly :: Small Business Marketing Blog.

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Normal is a Commodity Better is Only Better if it’s Different Posted by : John Jantsch on Apr 22, 2011 | 8:22 am Categories : Duct Tape Marketing , Marketing Strategy Tag : Kansas City Board of Trade Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like.

JAZZ AT NIGHT: Think Deep by Coleman Hawkins - One of the first.

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JAZZ AT NIGHT: Think Deep by Coleman Hawkins - One of the first true greats of the tenor saxophone, Hawk practically invented bebop, reigned king of Kansas City swing, and inspired many of the legends of jazz. Music Jazz Coleman Hawkins Think Deep Hawk The Hawk Flies High Tenor saxophone Kansas City

Kansas City Sausage to open plant, create 177 jobs

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AP) — Officials say Cumberland County leaders have helped Kansas City Sausage partner with swine powerhouse Smithfield Foods to open a sausage production plant that will create 177 jobsCLINTON, N.C. (AP)

Why Magic Johnson Believes This Wearable Tech Startup Has Staying Power

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Kansas City-based ShotTracker develops wearable tech for athletes and teams, projecting their stats in real-time to coaches and fans

This Is How You Handle a Bad Yelp Review

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A Kansas City restaurant owner found a clever way to put a nasty reviewer in her place

World Series Teams Balanced Patience and Tweaking

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The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants demonstrate how a little experimentation can go a long way

Denver: Conversation With Chris Sacca

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While I’ll be in Kansas City for a different event, if you support Hillary, are in Denver, and are an entrepreneur or investor, I encourage you to sign up and attend. Chris Sacca (Founder and Chairman Lowercase Capital and star of ABC’s Shark Tank) is in Denver on Tuesday 10/25 at Galvanize from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM to support Hillary Clinton. Chris has been a friend for many years, is a remarkable investor, and a super compelling speaker.

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On The Road Again

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I’ll be here again today for Venture Atlanta and then I’m on to Kansas City for Techstars Kansas City Demo Day. I was in Atlanta yesterday for Techstars Atlanta Demo Day.

Google Fiber Is Officially Coming to Four New Cities

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If this brand of high-speed Internet inspires anything close to the startup activity it spawned Kansas City, this is great news for local entrepreneurs

The Foundry Group Detroit House

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If you’ve followed my efforts with my Kansas City Fiber House , you’ll know where we are going with this. Since I stay in my guest bedroom at the Kansas City house when I’m there, I’m a fan of this. Ted Serbinski and the team at Techstars in Detroit has been amazingly helpful on all fronts with this, just like Lesa Mitchell, Ben Barreth, and the KCSV folks have been in Kansas City.

The Clever 'Membership' Marketing Trick Used in the NFL

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Teams like the Kansas City Chiefs are boosting season ticket sales by making fans feel like they''re part of the franchise

Surging Chiefs have won 16 of past 18 regular-season games

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KANSAS CITY (6-2) at CAROLINA (3-5

Harvick passes Truex with 1 to go to win at Kansas Speedway

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) AP) — Nobody has been able to keep pace with Kevin Harvick this season

Rackspace Adds Schlitterbahn and Other Hybrid Cloud Customers

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Schlitterbahn, based in New Braunfels, has water parks in Texas and Kansas City. Rackspace announced Tuesday that it has landed Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts as a new customer for its hybrid cloud hosting services.

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Austin Loses $50 Million Smart City Challenge to Columbus

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Austin lost its bid to become the winner of $50 million in prizes in the Smart City Challenge from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Vulcan Philanthropy to Columbus, Ohio, according to a report in The Columbus Dispatch.

Google Officially Announces Google Fiber Coming to Austin

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It’s only the second city to get the Google Fiber network which began rolling out in Kansas City, Kan. The Internet’s worst kept secret got confirmed Tuesday. Google announced Google Fiber is coming to Austin.

How Quirky Antics Can Help Foster Team Work

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Is it any surprise the Kansas City Royals are ready to rumble? Their culture is clearly a united one, as evidenced by catcher Salvador Perez''s crazy team-building capers

The Board Operating System

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Can you, for example, take the SV’s operating system and drag and drop it into Boulder or Kansas City? The SV OS ought to work in a Bolder or Kansas City if we can ‘install it.''” I love the phrase “operating system” to describe things.

Are You From Where Your Were Born?

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My parents knew one person in Dallas when they moved there, as they chose Dallas (over Kansas City, which was a near second) as a place they wanted to build their life. In the article The biggest tech company founders from every state I win the callout for Arkansas. “Arkansas: Brad Feld has bounced around a lot: born in Arkansas, raised in Dallas, then lived in Boston for over a decade before moving to Boulder, Colorado.

Chiefs put kicker Santos on IR, sign Butker from Panthers

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have placed kicker Cairo Santos on injured reserve and claimed rookie kicker Harrison Butker off the Carolina Panthers' practice squad

Sporting KC signs 15-year-old Busio to homegrown deal

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) AP) — Sporting Kansas City has made it quite clear that age doesn't mean a whole lot these days