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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. Come join us if you are in town and interested.

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. Rent free.

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. “I’m not going to be living in it. Rent free.

Turnstone Decks Out My Kansas City House

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It’s been a blast to have a house in Kansas City. ” When I bought the house, it had an attic that was a mess.

Tech Startup Scene in Kansas City Is Red Hot!

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Tech Startup Scene in Kansas City Is Red Hot! If you’ve not checked out the startup scene in Kansas City you’re missing out!

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

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.

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 Handprint is working on some amazing 3D printing and editing technology. Welcome to the Fiberhood!

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. There’s a great deal of excitement about these ten mobile health companies in the Sprint Accelerator which Techstars is powering. If you’re in the area, come hang out.

Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs From the Kansas City Royals

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

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.

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

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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

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.

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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

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

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The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. So You Think You’re Different? All rights reserved.

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

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

Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video

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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

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. Jason Mendelson grew up in Detroit so this is a nice homecoming for him.

Empirical Support for the Boulder Thesis

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Colorado has two – a 1 Million Cups in Denver and 1 Million Cups in Fort. Collins. The study found: Entrepreneurship is a local phenomenon.

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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

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)

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?

Will A Different Approach to Search Work?

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Google dominates search. When you first visit you will immediately notice that they completely do away with search lists. Perspectives.

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Joining the Kauffman Fellows Board

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I was around at the beginning, spending a day a month in Kansas City with the Kauffman Foundation as an entrepreneur-in-residence when the program was originally created by a team at the Kauffman Foundation to identify, develop, and network the next generation of global leaders in the venture capital industry using a two-year apprenticeship program.

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

Dear Internet: Let’s Demo The Slow Lane

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But even that feels slow after hanging out at my Google fiberhouse in Kansas City and getting 800/? (I Yesterday when we were having Comcast issues in downtown Boulder, I thought about how slow the Internet speed at my office was. So I switched over to my other ISP at home, Skybeam , and got 9.5/2.5. Or even a 0.5/0.5 pipe.

Austin Loses $50 Million Smart City Challenge to Columbus


Austin lost its bid to become the winner of $50 million in prizes in the Smart City Challenge from the U.S. Austin

The Great Google Fiber Experiment

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After one year with Google Fiber, Kansas City is learning that it may take more than just superfast Internet to spur start-up creation.

Why You Should Care More About Google Fiber

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Take it from Kansas City startups: Fiber is the future. For starters, it helps support entrepreneurship in those cities.

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

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

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Second and Third Tier Markets And Beyond

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Between these three cities, another third of startups and investment capital reside. All three of these startup cities are vital and growing rapidly. The same is true of places like Pittsburgh, Des Moines, and Kansas City. I mention those three cities because USV has investments in companies in all three places.

How to Keep Your Young, Talented Employees From Leaving

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Why do top performers most often leave a company? It''s not the money, or even the title. It''s the training and mentorship -- or lack thereof.

How to Raise Money When You’re Not in a Major VC Market

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And I am often approached by entrepreneurs in cities which don’t have a vibrant VC community. “I live and work in Kansas City.

SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel

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Local SEO Tips For Small Business Owners

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Local SEO Tips For Small Business Owners written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Phil Singleton. Podcast

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