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eLuminate wins Hackovate, walks away with cash, H&R Block meeting

March 4, 2013 by

The second wave of blizzard conditions within a week—often referred to as Snowpocalypse Part II—may have put the international Hackovate Health Innovation Competition on ice for two days, but local finalist eLuminate Health received a warm reception Thursday at Union Station, walking away the overall winner. The inaugural competition's co-hosts, Think Big Partners and H&R Block, sought to find an innovative web or mobile product for the health care industry, specifically …  read more

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Hackovate Health reveals 10 finalists that will compete for $15k on Feb. 26

February 13, 2013 by

H&R Block and Think Big Partners announced today the 10 companies that will be competing in its inaugural Hackovate Health competition Feb. 26. The competition, which was announced in November, challenges entrepreneurs to dream up an online or mobile app that could help consumers navigate today's health care landscape. Among the 10 companies selected …  read more

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Deadline nears for Hackovate Health app competition (Updated)

January 23, 2013 by

The opportunity to compete in the first Hackovate Health app competition is coming to a close soon. Feb. 4 is the idea submission deadline. The competition challenges entrepreneurs to dream up an app that could help consumers navigate today's health care landscape. Hosted by early-stage startup accelerator Think Big Partners and tax services provider H&R Block, Hackovate Health will choose ten …  read more

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Prairie Moves: Miranda Bouck, ActiveGrade, Powow and more

February 14, 2012 by

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage, please contact …  read more

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KC Chamber, Think Big and H&R Block team up for new conference

February 14, 2012 by

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Think Big Partners today announced that they are teaming up with H&R Block to host a new innovation and entrepreneurship conference later this year. The all-day conference, which is a combination of two events — the Chamber's Innovation Conference and Think Big Kansas City — that were held separately last year …  read more

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Library’s H&R Block Center quietly serves as resource for entrepreneurs

February 10, 2012 by

There's a little-known secret tucked away on the third floor of the Kansas City Public Library's downtown Central branch. It's quiet, high-tech and full of resources for budding entrepreneurs. It's the H&R Block Business & Career Center. Per the library's website, the Block Center is dedicated to supporting successful entrepreneurs, in addition to helping patrons invest money wisely, find jobs and develop careers, establish and sustain non-profits and improve …  read more

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