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Startup Weekend Kansas City: Talk from Boxcar’s George, photos

By Chris Hegarty / April 17, 2011

Quoth great Kevin McCallister (because when isn’t a Home Alone quote at least marginally appropriate?): This is it. Don’t get scared now.

Just a few hours stand between Startup Weekend Kansas City participants and their final presentations, which get underway at 6:30 p.m. here at the bizperc office space.

Rest assured, “getting scared” won’t be a problem here. Teams seem far more excited than apprehensive, thanks to a busy second day of Startup Weekend on Saturday. Folks hit …

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Startup Weekend Kansas City: Notes and photos from opening night

By Chris Hegarty / April 16, 2011

Day 2 of Startup Weekend Kansas City kicked off this morning on the heels of an energetic opening night. For starters, attendees on Friday enjoyed dinner, Boulevard beer and spectacular downtown views from the sixth floor of the bizperc office space.

Co-organizer Adam Coomes served as emcee for the evening, and ice-breaking games got the group’s collective startup juices flowing. Dwolla CEO Ben Milne was the featured speaker for …

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Startup Weekend Kansas City: A veteran’s view of 54 frenetic hours

By royce / April 13, 2011

Picture a weekend-long event in which you could meet new people, promote your idea and take that idea to the next level in just under 54 hours. I know, the thought of taking that idea to a social event and bringing it to fruition in a weekend seems insane, but this is exactly what happens at Startup Weekend. …

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StartupBus Chicago visits Kauffman Labs in Kansas City (Video)

By Danny Schreiber / March 11, 2011

An idea that jokingly turned into a tech challenge back in March 2010, the Startup bus stopped in at Kauffman Labs in Kansas City while en route to South by Southwest Interactive. StartupBus, the idea that coined the word “Buspreneurs,” is an all-out 48-hour challenge to build a minimum viable product, but there’s a twist: the tech entrepreneurs…

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Kansas City Launch Party Photos

By Danny Schreiber / March 2, 2011

Many thanks to the more than 130 individuals who made it out to McFadden’s last night to help us kick off our expansion to Kansas City. We thought we’d wrap up the night by 8:30 p.m., but conversation about the growing community in and around KC kept us there until 10 p.m., and I know some of us wanted to stay for another hour. The individuals, stories and ideas we heard last night will be energizing…

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