Wichita and Kansas

QA with John Dascher, CEO of Wichita’s first business accelerator

By SPN Team / February 12, 2016

John Dascher is the new CEO of the E2E Accelerator, which is launching this year in Wichita, Kansas. Dascher has been involved in venture capital and business acceleration outside the Valley since 1997, when he started with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners in Philadelphia. Most recently, he worked as Investment Director for two venture capital funds in…

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Wichita State Innovation Campus aims to unite university and community

By SPN Team / January 5, 2016

Wichita State University is creating an Innovation Campus focused on technology, business and community. After being welcomed to Wichita State in 2012, President John Bardo began developing plans to shift the university’s priorities to innovation. Through strategic planning, the university’s mission became clear: Wichita State will serve as an essential educational, cultural and economic driver…

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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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Back from Wichita, where a young startup community is trying to grow

By SPN Team / May 1, 2014

Last week I drove southwest to our Kansan neighbors in Wichita to experience the ICT Unconference and learn about a community just outside Silicon Prairie News’ typical reach.

It was fascinating to see the different sets of players and topics. Strengths and weaknesses were much different than the three regions we cover…

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Wichita leaders hope Tuesday’s ICT Unconference connects community

By SPN Team / April 21, 2014

A few hours southeast of Kansas City a group of community leaders are taking steps to build Wichita’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Those steps move forward in a big way Tuesday with the first ICT Unconference taking place at the Wichita Marriot Hotel, starting at 8:30 a.m. and wrapping up with a closing party at 4:15 p.m.…

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