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Fast Company: ‘Why You Should Start a Company in… Kansas City’

Yesterday, Fast Company magazine continued its online series highlighting entrepreneurial hubs around the country. Once again, they've landed in the Silicon Prairie. This time, in the "world's barbecue capital," Kansas City. The article, "Why You Should Start a Company in... Kansas City," is an interview with Bo Fishback, vice president of entrepreneurship…

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Yesterday, Fast Company magazine continued its online series highlighting entrepreneurial hubs around the country. Once again, they’ve landed in the Silicon Prairie. This time, in the “world’s barbecue capital,” Kansas City.

The article, “Why You Should Start a Company in… Kansas City,” is an interview with Bo Fishback (left, photo from kauffman.org), vice president of entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In his role, Fishback has been put in charge of running the newly created Kauffman Labs, an incubator for promising startups. The selection process for the program is already under way and the lab will officially launch this coming February.

In addition to touching on a number of companies that are currently doing business in Kansas City, such as Cerner and Garmin, Fishback gives a brief background of a few of the city’s major entrepreneurial players of the past, those that laid the groundwork for what is happening today.

Here is the start of the article with a link to read it in it’s entirety:

Why You Should Start a Company in… Kansas City

By Laura Rich

It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. But emerging entrepreneurial hubs around the country are giving startup aspirants options. In this series, we talk to leading figures in those communities about what makes them tick.

Kansas City is home to the Kauffman Foundation, a $2 billion organization dedicated entirely to research and funding of entrepreneurial efforts. And beginning February […]

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To read Omaha’s feature in this Fast Company series, see our article: Fast Company: ‘Why You Should Start a Company in… Omaha’

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