Nestled on the fifth floor of the historic Firestone building in downtown Kansas City is the headquarters of Boltwell, a startup that makes modern emergency preparedness kits. Trae Nunnink is the CEO of the fashionable emergency company, which launched just a month ago.
It is a calm Saturday morning in Holton, Kan., the kind of day it seems like there’s nothing to worry about. But, to the people at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, there is always something to prepare for.
Inside the slightly downtrodden building are enough supplies, guns, knives and more to last through almost any natural disaster. The supplies and weapons are on display for the Kansas Preppers Expo.
Entrepreneurs filled their cups to the brim at 1 Million Cups early Wednesday morning at the Kauffman Foundation. Two Kansas City–based startups, LigoSphere and Royal Loyal, shared their early stage startups with the audience and each participated in a brief question and answer session after their presentations.
Kyle Geary — The Hale Center for Journalism Entrepreneurs packed into the auditorium at the Kauffman Foundation on an unseasonably chilly Wednesday morning to listen to presentations from two local startups: yurJURY and My Strategic Shopping. First up to the plate was yurJURY. Chris Lucas is the CEO and founder of the online startup which, according to him, allows lawyers to “pre-litigate their cases using online panelists.” The Kansas City–based company officially launched in March, but Lucas says that he first came up with the idea in the early 2000s. Lucas practiced law in the 1990s and wanted to find a better way to find out what his cases were worth and how jurors would react to the information presented to them. The service has two challenges to overcome. First, it needs attorneys to use the service. yurJURY costs attorneys $500 per case, but Lucas says that is minimal for attorneys. Second, it has to persuade individuals of varying demographics to act as jurors. Lucas says that, in order to do this, they offer a small monetary incentive on a per-case basis to each juror. He believes that this information-bearing system will be widely popular amongst the law practicing community. “The response rate from attorneys has been amazing,” Lucas said. “I have not had any negative comment from any attorney. We’ve had many of the top attorneys in Kansas City endorse it and are going to use it, they are just waiting for a case to do it.” yurJURY’s current website is a prototype, with an ability to handle a limited…...
Two startups presented in front of a packed house at the Kauffman Foundation for the weekly 1 Million Cups event Wednesday morning. Representatives from The Fleet and Chai-Me.com spoke to the caffeinated crowd about who they are and what their startups do.
Every Wednesday morning entrepreneurs fill the Kauffman Foundation to the brim for 1 Million Cups. This week DropShades and CouponCloud presented their companies in the auditorium lined with a few hundred audience members.
While many would consider going out on a Friday night to include dinner, drinks or going dancing, a select group of individuals went to Ingenology, a startup incubator in the Crossroads district, to build software for NASA’s Space Apps Challenge.
John Coler is a young Kansas City-based entrepreneur who has worked in different areas throughout the local entrepreneur community. Recently, he joined the Techstars team and is now based out of the Sprint Accelerator in the Crossroads District.
Entrepreneurs filled the auditorium inside the Kauffman Foundation for the anniversary edition of 1 Million Cups. This week featured one presenter with a mobile app development tool and another with a socially integrated search engine.
It’s news that no one ever wants to receive, but that Landon Young got the morning after he returned from a business trip to Africa. Two weeks ago he was preparing to give a lecture at William Jewell College when a student, who received a call from Young’s friend, broke the news to him.
Kansas City is one of many cities across the country that hosts weekly 1 Million Cups events Wednesday mornings. This week entrepreneurs braved the rain and filled the auditorium inside the Kauffman Foundation to see Barr Corporate Wellness and GoodDog2Go present.
Kansas City is one of many cities across the country that hosts weekly 1 Million Cups events Wednesday mornings. This week entrepreneurs packed inside the Kauffman Foundation to see Zoomin Market and Dark Horse Distillery present.
A new full-service startup development company has expanded into Kansas City. Iowa-based Fullstack celebrated the move at its launch party Wednesday evening at Snow & Co. in the Crossroads district. The event hosted entrepreneurs from the Kansas City Startup Village and the Sprint Accelerator.
Mike Demarais is an entrepreneur in the Kansas City Startup Village. His company, Handprint, aims to make 3-D printing more consumer friendly through software. Demarais recently relocated his company from Boston to Kansas City.
Kansas City is one of many cities that host weekly 1 Million Cups events Wednesday mornings. Despite the cold weather, people filed inside the Kauffman Foundation to see ImpeDx Diagnostics and notes to self present.
Nate Olson works for the Kauffman Foundation and is the co-creator of 1 Million Cups, where he manages the growth and direction of the program. 1 Million Cups is the quickly expanding morning meet up for entrepreneurs in cities across the nation.