Silicon Prairie News covers the tech startup scene across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Here are our most popular stories from Kansas this year:
Wichita State University is expanding its infrastructure to accommodate new buildings dedicated to allowing students and faculty to interact in a dynamic environment best suited for research.
Founder Waira Mungai used a Kickstarter campaign to launch Lume Lifestyle, a company that produces “smart leggings.”
With a focus on working with developers of new technologies, Integrated Animal Health strives to produce alternatives to antibiotics, hormone therapies, pesticides, and other animal healthcare products.
Amado Guloy, CEO of Rex Animal Health, is on a mission to bring the power of analytics to animal welfare. “We really want to be the central repository [for data] surrounding livestock and animals of high commercial value,” said Guloy.
5. Fireshark Gaming expands from Wichita to Omaha (Wichita)
Fireshark Gaming launched in April 2015 as a standalone entertainment space in Wichita, Kansas. Since then 25,000 visitors have tried out the system.
In 2015 at a craft beer festival in Wichita, Kan., two graduate students were inspired by a brewery logo to create their own business.
7. Bungii is your Uber for a quick pickup truck (Manhattan)
8. KNOXX brings personality to the hiring process (Wichita)
When frustration with current recruitment platforms boiled over, Wichita entrepreneur Mike Mathia took matters into his own hands.
John Dascher is the new CEO of the E2E Accelerator in Wichita, Kansas. Dascher has been involved in venture capital and business acceleration outside the Valley since 1997, when he started with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners in Philadelphia.
Lawrence-based Mycroft, an open-source, open-hardware artificial intelligence platform, has recently expanded their offices to San Francisco and Kansas City, as well as closed a successful angel round.