“In the bustling heart of Kansas City, the pioneer spirit is burning brightly,” CNN’s Tom Foreman reports as footage from the Nov. 28 edition of 1 Million Cups appears. “Entrepreneurs trading ideas, exploring concepts and much of it revolves around a handful of houses on a few beaten up blocks where some small internet startups are drawing national attention.”
That “handful of houses” is Kansas City Startup Village, a grassroots group that aims to build a physical community of startups. Two of the group’s members, Leap2 and Local Ruckus, are featured in the story, which CNN recorded Nov. 27-28.
The group also posted a “behind the scenes” video (below) of CNN’s interview with Local Ruckus co-founder and Startup Village organizer Matthew Marcus. In the interview, Marcus shares his thoughts about the community created by Startup Village (tune to the 3-minute mark).
For more on the Kansas City Startup Village, see our post: “Google puts Kansas City home shared by startups at front of Fiber line“.
Credits: Videos from Kansas City Startup Village on YouTube.