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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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Download Powderhook’s Gobble Map app now

By SPN Team / March 25, 2015

“We knew a couple things would make the Gobble Map a unique challenge,” said Heath Roehr, Powderhook co-founder and VP of Engineering. “We need to be able to accept potentially tens of thousands of reports coming in at the same time. We need to process and aggregate that data and display it on a map in a way that’s meaningful to sportsmen and women. And they need to be looking at this on their phone in a bandwidth limited area. And it needs to be really fast.”

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Is MusicSpoke ready for funding?

By SPN Team / March 17, 2015

When Jennifer Rosenblatt and Kurt Knecht of MusicSpoke completed the NMotion accelerator program last summer, they were adamant about not raising money. “I’ve said it often, ‘I’m not going to raise money for the sake of raising money.'”

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