KANSAS CITY— Gary Shapiro is the CEO of Consumer Electronics Association, producers of the world’s largest innovation event, International CES. The International CES is also home to Eureka Park, a village of hundreds of startups showcasing their work. Shapiro is also the best-selling author of Ninja Innovation and The Comeback and has been honored as a civil rights champion by the Anti-Defamation League.
He sat down with Silicon Prairie News during last week’s Big Kansas City to answer five burning questions.Read More
KANSAS CITY— Anita NewtonAnita Newton has worked in almost every situation, marketing for academia to tech, big brands and even startups. There aren’t many places she hasn’t been and with that much experience she has came up with a few marketing truths:Read More
KANSAS CITY— Those who stuck around for the last speaker of Big Kansas City were in for a major treat: Marc Hemeon, who brought laughs by the dozen sprinkled with earnest stories and thoughtful insights.Read More
KANSAS CITY—When Shradha Agarwal was in fourth grade, she started a secret classroom book club.
After she’d devoured all of her parents’ books and been refused an increase in allowance to buy more, Agarwal got entrepreneurial. She decided to charge her classmates to borrow her already-read books to earn money to buy more books. Even though her teacher tried to shut the venture down, Agarwal walked away from the experience with one key idea.Read More
KANSAS CITY—Mike Johnston brought the beat to Big Kansas City with a live demo of just how legit a drummer he is. Not that his craft needed validation. Johnston started playing the drums when he was five, and with drumming instructors such as Pete Magadini and Steve Ferrone, he was sure to get the hang of it.Read More
KANSAS CITY—Eric Schweikardt got his Ph.D from Carnegie Melon University in the computational design lab, then founded Modular Robotics to help children learn about robots, patterns and other computational projects.Read More
KANSAS CITY— Marissa Sackler has the entrepreneurial spirit running through her veins.
Her father was an successful entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical space. He set out to make people feel better and she is continuing that by making the world a better place.Read More