“What’s the best way to celebrate the public launch of the RareWire App Creation Studio? By being featured in Forbes Magazine, Mashable, and of course, by throwing a ridiculous party.” So said the invitation to RareWire’s celebratory launch party, held Nov. 16 at The Guild in the Crossroads district of Kansas City, Mo.

RareWire, a Kansas City software startup co-founded by Kirk Hasenzahl and Matt Angell, launched its App Creation Studio on Oct. 8. The App Creation Studio — a platform the …

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The inaugural Compute Midwest featured a full day of talks from a slate of tech leaders on Nov. 9 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. And on Nov. 10, that conversation gave way to action as Compute Midwest, an event put on by Kansas City IT Professionals, concluded with a hackathon at Google’s Fiber Space.
The hackathon, which was promoted as a way to “learn, create and collaborate on the fly,” resulted …

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Creating one of the first organized angel investment groups in the Kansas City area was the motivation behind the founding of Mid-America Angels Investments (MAA), a program inside the Enterprise Center of Johnson County.

Joel Wiggins, the co-founder and executive director of MAA, moved to the Kansas City area in 2005 from Austin, Texas, where he was the director of the Austin Technology Incubator. Impressed with the area’s entrepreneurial community, Wiggins felt there were great success stories coming out of the area and that the community …

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