Kansas City

Startup Weekend Kansas City: CraftWig walks away with win

By Chris Hegarty / April 18, 2011

Behold the power of the T-shirt.

It was fitting in a way that CraftWig, the only team to don matching T-shirts for Startup Weekend Kansas City final demonstrations on Sunday, walked away from the bizperc office space as the winner of SWKC.

CraftWig, an online community for crafters that offers in-depth tutorials, shopping lists, price comparison and sharing, finished first among the eight teams that participated …

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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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