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Four Silicon Prairie startups make annual “100 Brilliant Companies” list

May 29, 2013 by

Entrepreneur magazine this month revealed its latest "100 Brilliant Companies" list. Among better-known companies such as GitHub, KISSmetrics and MakerBot are dozens of startups beginning to make their mark in one of 10 areas, including sustainability and gaming, highlighted by the magazine. Four Silicon Prairie-based startups made this year's edition: PlanetReuse, Opendorse by Hurrdat, AgLocal and Modern Meadow. It's fitting, of course, that half of the region's picks—the latter two—are in the publication's "Rural Life" category. And another startup in the category—Wide Open Spaces—is a Dundee Venture Capital portfolio company. Maybe next year the region will own that category. Here's a closer look at the honored companies …  read more

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SXSW-bound bus to depart KC on Thursday following sendoff reception

March 6, 2013 by

A charter bus transporting 40 entrepreneurs will depart from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation at about 9 p.m Thursday for South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. Startup Missouri is hosting the "ShowMe SXSW" caravan, with sponsorships from Kauffman Foundation, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and others. Cameron Cushman (below), senior advisor at Kauffman Foundation …  read more

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