Green Tech/Renewable Energy

Why Google Loves KC

Thanks to Rick Usher for showing me this. The reasons Google loves KC start at about the 21:30 mark with Mayor James question:

Google Fiber Coming to KCMO Too!

There's a reason Google is doubling down on its investment in the Kansas City region.  The rest of the world is starting to take notice.  And the beat goes on...

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2011/05/17/sources-google-will-extend-ultra-fast.html

 

KC Ranks #5 - Brain Magnet U.S. Cities

Cool article from a few months ago on Forbes that we just ran across again.  Talks about how smart people are migrating to a handful of cities - KC ranks as #5 and that was BEFORE half of these things happened! 

http://www.forbes.com/2011/02/10/smart-cities-new-orleans-austin-contributors-joel-kotkin.html

Herb Sih, ThinkBig Partners - Video Interview

See the full story at FindItKC: http://finditkc.com/vlog5092011

The Inertia of Innovation

Over the past year in KC:

  • Google Fiber announces it's coming to KCK
  • Think Big Partners opens bizperc accelerator
  • Angel Capital Group creates partnership with Think Big - nationwide funding network ready for KC startups
  • Silicon Prairie News launches KC coverage
  • KCITP surpasses 5,000 members
  • KC Startup Weekend has record turnout - startups rival those coming from NYC and other tech hubs
  • KCnext grows IT events and rebrands the region
  • Zaarly launches amid rave reviews at SXSW
  • Kauffman Labs attracts entrepreneurs from around the globe to its KC headquarters
  • K-State Olathe Innovation Campus opens; JoCo Research Triangle takes another step forward
  • KU Med NCI bid - let's put it this way, you don't say "perfect game" during the 7th inning
  • etc, etc
  • UPDATE May 17, 2011: Google Fiber coming to KCMO as well

An ecosystem for innovation?  It's happening.  Stay hungry.

Tech Entrepreneur Speaker Program 6 - Cason Coplin

Join sponsor KC Hub for Round 6 of the Technology Entrepreneur Speaker Program 2011.

Speaker: Cason Coplin, EcoFit Lighting

When/Where:  Polsinelli Shughart, 700 W. 47th St., KC, MO

 

 

Date and Time: 
Tue, 10/18/2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program 1 - Dr. Nicholas Franano

Join sponsor KC Hub on March 15 to kick off the Technology Entrepreneur Speaker Program 2011.  Hear Nicholas Franano, M.D., founder and current President and Chief Executive Officer of Novita Therapeutics, LLC, reveal how he navigated a successful exit for Proteon Therapeutics to the tune of $550 million via an acquisition by Novartis AG.

Doors at 5:00, Franano at 5:30.  See you there!

Details here:   http://www.polsinelli.com/publications/events/esp/2011/esp0311v2.htm

Date and Time: 
Tue, 03/15/2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm