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Dewsly, EyeVerify named to Dell for Entrepreneur’s Founders 50 fall class

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Last week Dell for Entrepreneurs announced the second class of its Founders 50 program, which selects companies disrupting their respective industry and equips them with resources like quality mentorship and marketing firepower, to name a few. While the list named companies from five different countries, two members of the Founders 50 class hail from a little closer to home. Kansas City-based startups Dewsly and EyeVerify both were selected to take part in the Founders 50 program for their impact on the fields of education and security respectively.  read more

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VoterSnap fills you in on candidates before you fill out your ballot

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OMAHA—Patrick John Stevens realized around the time of the 2012 presidential election that he often stepped into a ballot box knowing exactly which candidate he would choose for president—but past that, voting became difficult. He sometimes recognized names of senators, house representatives and legislators, but didn’t know anything about their background, stance on various topics, or even the responsibilities of the position at stake.   read more

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Big Kansas City Pop Up Event: The Big Happy

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Big Kansas City and Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest will join forces Thursday, October 9, giving the community and its business leaders an unforgettable afternoon. After a fireside chat with the AOL co-founder, a group of pre-selected startups will have the opportunity to pitch their company to Case for a $100,000 investment. Directly following that pitch, KCNext and KCADC, in partnership with Rise of the Rest, will host a happy hour at 5 p.m. at The Guild to showcase KC's creatives and culture.  read more

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John Jackovin: It’s OK to cry

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(Guest post by John Jackovin) I could write about a lot of things this week. I could write about the trip I took to San Francisco. I could write about the awesome meeting I had with this really inspirational connector/investor from the Valley. I could write about how awesome it was to spend a day in San Franciso with the Dwolla team. I could write about a fantastic meeting I had with one of the largest retailers on the planet. I could write about all of those things, but I won’t…  read more

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How to create an entrepreneurial center of gravity like Gravitate

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It's been less than a month since Des Moines' newest community focal point, Gravitate, opened on the third floor of the Midland Building, located at the corner of Sixth and Mulberry Streets. With more than 40 co-workers and all of the space's private offices already filled with local startups, Gravitate's beginnings might just seem like the successful opening of a new office space through a set fortuitous circumstances. But, in reality, the city's newest community center grew out of months of planning and involvement from countless people across the central Iowa entrepreneurial community…  read more

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