Techstars in Kansas City

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday Techstars announced the launch of Techstars Kansas City. 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.) I spent about a day a month in Kansas City, during which time I developed a deep respect for the Kauffman Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman (Mr. The post Techstars in Kansas City appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Oracle MCX: We're not in Kansas anymore

deal architect

I did not get much notice for the Oracle MCX event in Chicago this week, so could only spend a day there, but even in that short timeframe I got the vibe over and over that things are finally humming. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Oracle MCX: We're not in Kansas anymore

deal architect

I did not get much notice for the Oracle MCX event in Chicago this week, so could only spend a day there, but even in that short timeframe I got the vibe over and over that things are finally humming. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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A $25K Matching Gift To Boost Entrepreneurship in Kansas City Through Storytelling

Feld Thoughts

Since 2015, Startland News has helped Kansas City entrepreneurs shout their triumphs from the rooftops — a critical piece of storytelling as the local startup community evolves beyond good ideas written on napkins to the home of powerhouse startups and nine-figure exits.

My New FiberHouse in Kansas City

Feld Thoughts

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. I have a long relationship with Kauffman and Kansas City going back to the mid-1990′s and I want to support the development and growth of the Kansas City startup community.

Kansas City here we come

David Cohen

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.

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

Feld Thoughts

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

Feld Thoughts

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. Announcements

Tech Startup Scene in Kansas City Is Red Hot!

Duct Tape Marketing

Tech Startup Scene in Kansas City Is Red Hot! written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Lots of tech start-up activity is taking place in Kansas City, home of Duct Tape Marketing, the Kauffman Foundation and the first city to receive Google Fiber in late 2012 in an estimated half billion dollar investment. If you’ve not checked out the startup scene in Kansas City you’re missing out!

Conversations on Kansas Public Radio – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

Conversations on Kansas Public Radio – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. John Jantsch appears on Conversations with host Dan Skinner on Kansas Public Radio to discuss his lastest book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur. Listen: John Jantsch on Conversations on Kansas Public Radio. Jantsch is a marketing expert who founded his own firm three decades ago.

Why There’s A Startup Boom In The US Midwest

The Startup Magazine

Pittsburgh has Duololingo, Columbia, MO has Equipment share, Madison has fetch Rewards, and Kansas City has Backlot Cars. The Midwest has emerged as one of the great centres of entrepreneurship in the country.

Texas goes to Kansas City for the Kauffman Foundation Eship Summit

Austin Startup

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. I attended my first Kauffman Foundation event, the Eship Summit in Kansas City where 400 entrepreneurship community leaders met to share ideas and create a collaborative playbook for entrepreneurship community success. Kansas City, I am in you!

My Kauffman Fellows Summit Talk

Feld Thoughts

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 mitchellI attended the 20th Reunion of the Kauffman Fellows on Monday and Tuesday.

Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015

Feld Thoughts

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.

Business Lessons Learned on the Baseball Field

Duct Tape Marketing

On this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I visit with keynote speaker, leadership expert, and long-time Kansas City broadcaster Joel Goldberg. Goldberg has been a professional broadcaster for 25 years, and has been on the broadcast team with the Kansas City Royals since 2008.

Sprint and Techstars Launch Startup Accelerator for Mobile Health

Feld Thoughts

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

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The Last Week of the KC Fiber House Competition

Feld Thoughts

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.

The Feld Fiberhouse Is Now The Handprint House

Feld Thoughts

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.

Transcript of Business Lessons Learned on the Baseball Field

Duct Tape Marketing

He is a speaker, MC and a television announcer with 25 years or so under his belt, the last 12 with the Kansas City Royals. When I moved to Kansas City in 2008 I’d come from a job where I was a year round salaried employee in television.

America, where everybody has a chance to win

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Todd’s tweets following the win of Miss New York, Syracuse native, American citizen, Nina Davuluri: @toddstarnes Miss Kansas, a gun-toting, deer-hunting, military veteran was America’s choice – but not the liberal Miss America judges’ choice. toddstarnes The liberal Miss America judges won’t say this- but Miss Kansas lost because she actually represented American values. The new Miss America is a real stunner.

The Public Library Is Stuff That Works

Duct Tape Marketing

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. Each Sunday I pick an item that is for me a foundation element in my line up of stuff that matters or as legendary Texas singer songwriter Guy Clark put it – “The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall.”.

HCL Unstructure an eclectic event

deal architect

You know you are not in Kansas anymore when the morning keynote begins with Malcolm Gladwell and the state of oncology circa 1955, and the evening keynote by President Bill Clinton makes you ponder what astrophysics will teach circa 2055. Industry Commentary Outsourcing (other vendors

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Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video

Duct Tape Marketing

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

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

Duct Tape Marketing

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. Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Strategy Vision kansas city marketing workshop pricing strategy results based pricing value based pricingThere’s a traditional, somewhat logical, pattern to how business has always been done.

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

Duct Tape Marketing

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. SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners!

10 Keys To Building Unstoppable Startup Partnerships

Startup Professionals Musings

Finding a high-tech co-founder in the middle of Kansas may be a long search. A common challenge faced by every entrepreneur is that they don’t have the bandwidth, interest or skills to do everything that is required to build their startup.

The Foundry Group Detroit House

Feld Thoughts

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.

Denver: Conversation With Chris Sacca

Feld Thoughts

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.

Rackspace Adds Schlitterbahn and Other Hybrid Cloud Customers

SiliconHills

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. The company needed a computing infrastructure that allowed it to scale its operations during times of peak demand. Rackspace already counted […] The post Rackspace Adds Schlitterbahn and Other Hybrid Cloud Customers appeared first on SiliconHills.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

In Kansas , workers comp insurance is required for all businesses with employees and with gross payroll over $20,000 a year. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps.

3 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Professional Photos

YoungUpstarts

Ride Digital, a marketing agency in Kansas City , suggests that strong web design and graphic design can help develop your brand voice and show off your business’s story.

How the Power of Positive Thinking Turns into a Successful Business

Duct Tape Marketing

During a trip to Western Kansas with her family on New Year’s Day 2011, Laura watched the scenic Flint Hills roll by, while her feet were propped up on the car dashboard.

Google Officially Announces Google Fiber Coming to Austin

SiliconHills

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. last year. Google officials made the announced Tuesday morning at a packed Brazos Hall conference center downtown filled with more [.] The post Google Officially Announces Google Fiber Coming to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

Austin Loses $50 Million Smart City Challenge to Columbus

SiliconHills

Columbus beat Austin, Denver, Portland, Oregon, Kansas City, Missouri, Pittsburgh and San Francisco to win the first […] The post Austin Loses $50 Million Smart City Challenge to Columbus appeared first on SiliconHills. 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.

On The Road Again

Feld Thoughts

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. Rule #1: Don’t eat the bugs on the window of the 23rd floor of your hotel. I’m being a lot more deliberate about my travel these days. I’m also being more careful about how I do it.

Visionary Entrepreneur Tim Jenison Searches for the Truth in Tim’s Vermeer

SiliconHills

Tim Jenison co-founded NewTek, a desktop video graphics software company, in a storefront in downtown Topeka, Kansas in 1985. NewTek is one of the hidden gems of a technology company in San Antonio. The company made the Video Toaster. Jenison later relocated the company to San Antonio. NewTek continued to make innovative products like Lightwave […] The post Visionary Entrepreneur Tim Jenison Searches for the Truth in Tim’s Vermeer appeared first on SiliconHills.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Quicc

Austin Startup

That’s the mission of Quicc , launched in 2019, in Wichita, Kansas. Tell us your favorite thing about being in Wichita, Kansas. Quicc co-founders Jason Toevs and Mike Mathia.

What Are The Statutes Of Limitations And Why Are They Important? 

YoungUpstarts

2 years – Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado (3 years for car accidents); Connecticut; Delaware; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Minnesota; Nevada; New Jersey; Ohio, Oklahoma; Oregon; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; .

Becoming a Great Leader, No Matter What Field You’re In

Duct Tape Marketing

Upon returning from his tour in Afghanistan, Kander returned to his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri and became involved in politics. At the time of this interview, he was running for mayor of Kansas City. Upon returning from his tour in Afghanistan, Kander returned to his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri and became involved in politics. At the time of this interview, he was running for mayor of Kansas City.

Sprint to Launch 4G LTE in San Antonio on July 15

SiliconHills

And now they don’t have to wait much longer in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and Kansas City. Judging from the comments on the last Sprint story, customers really want Sprint’s 4G LTE service. Sprint announced its 4G LTE network service starts on July 15. The service should launch in Austin a few months later, [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Sprint 4G LTE Sprint Vision Network

Are You From Where Your Were Born?

Feld Thoughts

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.

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

Both Sides of the Table

I’ll pick a mythical company in Kansas City. “I live and work in Kansas City. I travel the country a lot. And I am often approached by entrepreneurs in cities which don’t have a vibrant VC community. They often ask whether they have to move to SF, NY or LA to get financed. I have the same response always, “Where do you want to live? Where do you want to build your community, your relationships, your family?”

Managing an Expanding Business, With Your Mission Guiding the Way

Duct Tape Marketing

This week on the Duct Tape Marketing podcast, I sit down with Matt Scanlon, owner of The Hill KC in Kansas City. His business today is a hybrid: While they still have traditional CrossFit classes, they have also expanded into offering corporate wellness products (with digital products to support an audience outside of the Kansas City area). This week on the Duct Tape Marketing podcast, I sit down with Matt Scanlon, owner of The Hill KC in Kansas City.