Day: September 24, 2014
NEW YORK CITY—The team behind blooom knew that Finovate’s fall conference in New York City would be a great place to officially launch their company. But Wednesday the Kansas City-based startup got an extra boost when blooom was named one of Finovate’s Best of Show winners.Read More
OMAHA— PeggyBank, an Omaha-based company that digitizes and uploads old printed photos, slides and VCR tapes to the cloud, has merged with ScanDigital.com, a similar outfit in California…Read More
Our friends at the Kauffman Foundation want to give one person the opportunity to start their something big by rewarding them a ticket to Big Kansas City 2014. How? It’s easy. Simply tell us what you want to start.Read More
OLATHE, KAN.—On Wednesday, GPS technology giant Garmin announced a new platform that will change the game for third-party developers looking to get into the wearable space.
While developers won’t be able to gain access to the hardware until 2015, Garmin’s newly launched Connect IQ platform will open up the company’s technology to third-party developers looking to create apps for Garmin wearables.Read More
AIM, a nonprofit dedicated to furthering tech in the community, is sponsoring a “Build the Pipeline” mixer co-hosted by Interface Web School and Omaha Code School to introduce students, grads and staff of both programs to the corporate tech community, community leaders and others in the community.Read More
Technology, design, fashion and nonprofit – just a few of the industries represented by this year’s Big Kansas City speaker list. But you didn’t think we were done with our lineup yet, did you? Today marks the two week point from the Opening Party, and we have an exciting announcement. Here are three more leaders who will be sharing their stories with attendees at Big Kansas City 2014.Read More
(Guest post by Carl Maerz) For those of you not local to Des Moines, chances are you have never heard of Rocket Referrals. We are a tech startup founded by me and my brother, Torey. Known in the entrepreneur community as “bro-founders” we share the same blood, but have much different skill sets.
You know, Torey would always tell me that there are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t. I guess he was right. I mean, the closest I have ever gotten to zeros and ones was in ‘99, sitting front row at the premiere of The Matrix.Read More