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Lawn Buddy revolutionizing lawncare

Sometimes the grass is greener, and other times, it’s overgrown. Wichita-based Lawn Buddy can help with the latter. Steven Werner grew up on a small ranch in Wyoming, enlisted in the Marine Corp as a junior in high school, toured in Afghanistan, and found his way back to Wyoming in 2013. Throughout his military career,…

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Lawrence-based Ainstein zeroing in on success

  Ainstein, a Midwest startup with global ambition, aims to make radar solutions smarter, more affordable, and easier to deploy. Lawrence, Kansas-based Ainstein, a leader in intelligent radar systems, was honored in October at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas for drone technology innovation. Ainstein’s Long Range Drone Radar Altimeter (LR-D1) was recognized as…

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Our 10 favorite Kansas startup stories of 2016

Silicon Prairie News covers the tech startup scene across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Here are our most popular stories from Kansas this year: 1. Wichita State Innovation Campus aims to unite university and community (Wichita) Wichita State University is expanding its infrastructure to accommodate new buildings dedicated to allowing students and faculty to interact in a…

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Lawn Buddy wins $17,000 prize package at first ever Get Started Wichita

Wichita based startup Lawn Buddy won a $17,000 prize package last night at the first Get Started Wichita, a pitch event sponsored by Cox Business. Lawn Buddy is working on a mobile app that offers on-demand, year round lawn care services. The company’s founder Steve Werner plans to launch the app this winter, according to the Wichita…

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Wichita’s e2e Accelerator hosts Customer Hack Night

As part of its inaugural 13-week program, Wichita’s e2e Accelerator held a “Customer Hack Night” on July 28th. The event helps connects entrepreneurs to mentors in the community. Entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to present on a current business project–everything from branding to pricing–and to seek feedback and advice in an intimate setting. “Every opportunity I’m provided an audience…

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QA with John Dascher, CEO of Wichita’s first business accelerator

John Dascher is the new CEO of the E2E Accelerator, which is launching this year in Wichita, Kansas. Dascher has been involved in venture capital and business acceleration outside the Valley since 1997, when he started with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners in Philadelphia. Most recently, he worked as Investment Director for two venture capital funds in…

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Wichita State Innovation Campus aims to unite university and community

Wichita State University is creating an Innovation Campus focused on technology, business and community. After being welcomed to Wichita State in 2012, President John Bardo began developing plans to shift the university’s priorities to innovation. Through strategic planning, the university’s mission became clear: Wichita State will serve as an essential educational, cultural and economic driver…

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Our 10 favorite Kansas startup stories of 2015

Silicon Prairie News covers the tech startup scene across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Here are some of our favorite Kansas stories from this year: 1. Mycroft becomes Kansas’ “most successful Kickstarter campaign ever” (Lawrence) Mycroft has positioned itself as “AI for Everyone,” an open source, Raspberry Pi 2 and Arduino alternative to devices like the…

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7 questions with Paige Technologies’ Jonathan Mills on APIs

Jonathan Mills is Director of Research and Development at Paige Technologies in Overland Park, Kansas. He will be giving a workshop at AIM HDC on AngularJS and a presentation on Node.js. SPN spoke with Mills over the phone. SPN: Tell us a bit about Paige Technologies and what you do there. JM: I work in…

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