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How Jack Wagnon launched ctel3 using partnerships, not capital

By SPN Team / May 6, 2015

In 2010 Jack Wagnon moved from Portland, Oregon, back to his hometown of Topeka, Kansas. He started ctel3, a business management consulting company with a focus on cutting edge automated sales, marketing and customer service. In five years Wagnon has grown his business with clients across the Midwest–all without a major capital raise. SPN spoke…

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Night Life Transit wins $8,500 at Get Started Omaha

By SPN Team / May 1, 2015

Night Life Transit, an Omaha-based startup that provides bus service for urban night life hotspots, won $8,500 last night at Get Started Omaha, an event put on by COX Business at the Holland Performing Arts Center. The startup, founded by Eric Burns, plans to begin service June 5th in the Omaha area. Burns is currently…

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ABPathfinder wins Microsoft Health Innovation Award

By SPN Team / April 30, 2015

ABPathfinder, Inc., developer of a software tool for autism therapy, has won the Microsoft Health Innovation Award for its work enhancing patient care through analytics. Founded in 2010 in Overland Park, Kansas, ABPathfinder develops cloud-based software to improve patient outcomes in autism therapy. “Therapy centers and schools are using our software as a time- and…

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Timothy Kephart, Graffiti Tracker: “I hated my company.”

By SPN Team / April 28, 2015

SPN: The last time we did a story on you and Graffiti Tracker was in 2010. What have you been up to for the past 5 years? TK: I’ve spent the better part of the past five years traveling. I spend my winters in the Dominican Republic and usually summer in Europe. I’m researching graffiti…

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Athlete Network wants to revolutionize how you hire employees

By SPN Team / April 27, 2015

Although described as “LinkedIn for athletes,” Midwest startup Athlete Network actually serves two purposes: allowing athletes to expand both their athletic and professional connections. “Our network is for athletes pushing themselves to get better. Whether looking for somebody to train with, or [to] find a company that’s going to embrace your competitive spirit, that’s what…

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Kickstarter Staff Pick: Wichita-based Filimin

By SPN Team / April 22, 2015

“I wanted to give us a way to express that we love each other in a simple, unobtrusive way, a way that is totally separated from the computer, cell phone, and that hectic communication, something that is part of the warmth of your ambient environment.”

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