KCPT spotlights tech company cluster in Crossroads District (Video)

Kansas City Public Television's "The Local Show" recently put its cameras on the city's startup community, featuring a neighborhood that's become a popular spot for tech companies. "While tech companies have been popping up all across the metro, there's a noticible cluster developing in the vicinity …

Sporting Innovations’ Asim Pasha, RareWire’s Kirk Hasenzahl and SightDeck KC’s Richard Welnoski speak with Kansas City Public Television for its recent look at Kansas City startups.

Kansas City Public Television‘s “The Local Show” recently put its cameras on the city’s startup community, featuring a neighborhood that’s become a popular spot for tech companies.

“While tech companies have been popping up all across the metro, there’s a noticible cluster developing in the vicinity of downtown and the Crossroads,” host Nick Haines said in the show’s opening. “We take you inside three tech startups to show you more of what the scene looks like these days.”

Sporting Innovations, RareWire and SightDeck KC are the three companies profiled in the nearly 14-minute piece (below) produced by Randy Mason. When jumping from one company to the next, Mason intertwines interviews with Adam Arredondo (5:00 mark) of Local Ruckus and Kansas City Startup Village and Mike Burke (7:00) of the Bi-State Innovation Task Force. 1 Million Cups (5:50), Google Fiber (6:30), OfficePort (7:25), Union Station (9:50) and Digital Sandbox KC (12:25) are also highlighted in the episode.

This isn’t first time KCPT has put its spotlight on the city’s startup community. In recent months, the public television station grabbed footage of Startup Weekendwent inside the Blue Valley CAPS program and met future entrepreneurs, captured an entrepreneur’s reaction of the Digital Sandbox announcement and caught up with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce on its “Big 5 Initiative” to make Kansas City “America’s most entrepreneurial city.”

 

Credits: Video from KCPT on YouTube.

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