It was a day of surprises for a lot of Kansas City teachers and their students—good surprises. Google announced it would “flash fund” all the DonorsChoose.org projects in the greater metro.Read More
LINCOLN—Hudl continues to invest in its backyard. After recently opening its new Omaha office—to pair with its Lincoln headquarters—the sports video company has gifted $500,000 to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.Read More
Economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published the results of their annual State Entrepreneurship Index last week. Though co-author Eric Thompson admitted the index reinforces a long-standing bias towards the east and west coasts, he said prairie states like Iowa and Nebraska ranked well.
“I have to confess that it does reinforce this stereotype, this predilection that some people have toward opportunity on the coasts,” he said. “But the index is also saying there’s plenty of opportunity and things going on here, too.”
Iowa came in at 11th while Nebraska ranks at 18th and Missouri at 35th.Read More
Another successful year is in the books for MINDDRIVE, a Kansas City nonprofit that works with at-risk urban high schoolers to get them reengaged with their education…Read More
For communities with Gigabit connectivity, like Google Fiber, the question has become how to get the most out of a high-speed Internet connection. And through a program run by Mozilla, 10 more solutions will receive about $165,400 to try to do so…Read More
More than 140 members of the committee gathered earlier this month for the inaugural Demo Day for Kansas City urban education incubator The Lean Lab…Read More
People hoping to attend a code school are at a distinct disadvantage compared to those attending a community college or other accredited university: They can’t get scholarships, loans or other money through government programs since the schools usually aren’t accredited. But now, there is more money than ever available to attend a code school in…Read More
It’s been more than three years since Nebraska passed a law creating a tax incentive for investors to back startups. But the Nebraska Angel Investment Tax Credit has a problem. Granted, it’s a good problem.
Each year, more investors are pulling the trigger to fund startups and take the tax credits. So much so that the annual $3 million fund has run out faster and faster.
In 2012, its inaugural full year, the funds were gone by mid-July.Read More
A new startup program focused on executing a business model canvas and lean principles aims to help early-stage startups figure out if their idea is viable.
The new 10-week entrepreneurial endeavor, Aksarban Innovation Initiative, is using the Lean LaunchPad to help five startups: MultiMechanics, Techno FYI, Discovery Collective, Innovative Wellness and another undisclosed company. They’re about halfway through the program.Read More
Previously applications for the annual “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash” pitch competition were limited to American citizens. But that’s no longer the case.Read More