Blumoo up for CTIA Award
Pipeline Member Jason Carman needs your vote- Blumoo is up for the best new “Connected Home Device” for CTIA – The Wireless Association Awards. He’s up against the big guys like AT&T, Insteon, Chamberlain – let’s help him bring the award home! To vote, click here.
ClaimKit raises $560K round, with $360K from Mid-America Angels
Silicon Prairie News | By Fred Bauters LENEXA, Kan.—A document management startup that helps surety claim professionals collect information for and manage investigations just received a dose of certainty. Overland Park, Kan.-based ClaimKit, led by co-founder and CEO Chris Cheatham, just closed $360,000 in syndicated investment from Mid-America Angels—with participation from Women’s Capital Connection—and $200,000 from Seed Step Angels in […]
Perks of Applying Early to Pipeline
Oh yes, we know how busy you are. you can send funny gifs to your team, you can jump buildings in a single bound, all that – but filling out an application? That’s when entrepreneurs stall…So guess what? We know you well and know that competitive spirit you all have in common. So here’s the […]
Congrats to all #SPAwards nominees!
To all nominated for Silicon Prairie News #SPAwards, congratulations! A special shout out to the Pipeline family Members and companies who took home golden analogs last night- Shot Tracker, Toby Rush (EyeVerify), Bulu Box, Nobl, Kevin McGinnis (Sprint Accelerator & Pinsight Media+) and Brian Ardinger (NMotion Accelerator). To read about all of the winners, click here.
Pipeline National Advisor Chris Shipley named to Live Events Team as Executive Producer by MIT Technology Review
Cambridge, MA – August 21, 2014: Today, MIT Technology Review announced the addition of Chris Shipley to its live events team. In her role as executive producer, Shipley will draw on her years of experience in both media and events to conceptualize, program, and produce new and unique live-event experiences for the global media company. A journalist, analyst, and entrepreneur […]
ProPharma Group makes it on 2014 Inc 5000 List
Kansas City Business Journal No. 2723 ProPharma Group Three-Year Revenue Growth: 138%Revenue: $35.7 millionNumber of Employees: 190Location: Overland Park More from the Kansas City Business Journal• No. 21 on the 2014 Kansas City’s fastest-growing area businesses list For more, click here.
Paul Jarrett on applying to Pipeline
My @PIPELINEorg experience was critical to changing the @BuluBox biz model resulting in round 2 of capital. Join! http://t.co/dXmwzE2NTi — Paul Jarrett (@PaulJarrett) August 14, 2014
Blake Lawrence on applying to Pipeline
My @PIPELINEorg experience was critical to the acquisition of Hurrdat. Join the family: http://t.co/fFgmOrGzRy pic.twitter.com/miQhQ2wdu5 — Blake Lawrence (@Blake_Lawrence) August 14, 2014
Pipeline Applications for 2015 Fellowship Open
Pipeline announced it has opened applications for the 2015 Entrepreneurial Fellowship.
Hurrdat has joined forces with B² Interactive
When we founded Hurrdat four years ago, our vision was simple: Leverage our social media expertise to help brands thrive in the digital space through technology and design. We set out to create a place where incredibly talented individuals are empowered to put their best work into the hands of our clients. And so we […]
Moblico Raises $500K Angel Round
Moblico, an in-app mobile marketing solutions company, closed a $500K Angel round led by Kansas City area angels. The raise also includes contributions from the Capital Angel Group and Missouri Technology Corporation. Moblico provides mobile publishers the ability to deliver the right message, content and service to the right person, at the right time and […]
Kansas City Merchants Leverage Beacons for Easier In-store Customer Engagement
Mobile Commerce Daily | By Michael Barris Dozens of Kansas City retailers have joined the beacon bandwagon to deliver personalized targeted in-store communications and content to mobile customers in a program that leverages an existing application with a loyal user base. Using the Findit Video and Loyalty application from FinditKC and Moblico, more than 350 […]
Page-Out founders shift focus to new mobile app house Clutch Studio
Carlos Fernandez Jr. and Stephen Owens, the pair behind the Wichita-built Page-Out app for managing on-call fire and EMS departments, have launched a new company. Clutch Studio is intended to be a mobile app development house. It’s co-owned by Fernandez and Owens and has two other employees, an iOS developer and an Android developer. The company is already […]
40 Under 40 – Carlos Fernandez Jr., Clutch Studio
Place of birth: Wichita. Spouse: Adriana Fernandez. Children: Lylia Soledad Fernandez, 13; Carlos Fernandez, 13; Santiago Fernandez, 11; Elisa Monique Fernandez, 9; Anai Esmi Fernandez, 7; Niko Fernandez, 5; Teyo Fernandez, 1. Where do you live? Newton. To continue reading, click here.
Drum roll, please… Here are all 56 Silicon Prairie Awards finalists
It won’t be long until we’re all looking elegant and dapper August 21 at Midland Theatre in Kansas City, celebrating another year of growth and success across the region at the third-annual Silicon Prairie Awards. We’ve seen unique storylines unfold in our three core regions—an influx of code schools in Nebraska, Iowa’sfoundational growth of accelerators and spaces for […]
AdvaMed 2014 Announces Emerging Growth Company Scholarships
July 18, 2014 AdvaMed 2014 is pleased to announce the winners of the Emerging Growth Company Scholarships for 29 Company Presentations, through the generous support of Aon, the National Institutes of Health, PROPEL and RCT Ventures. Company Presentations at AdvaMed 2014 connect innovative early-stage MedTech companies with venture capital and angel investors, corporate business development […]
Former KC startup myEDmatch wins SXSW V2V edtech pitch competition
Yesterday myEDmatch was named the education technology winner of the V2Venture pitch competition at SXSW V2V in Las Vegas. Out of more than 200 applicants, myEDmatch—a job-matching site for educators that connects schools and teachers based on missions—pitched against five other finalists innovating in the education space. “The experience was really fun, but it was quite challenging to keep […]
EyeVerify receives a significant investment contribution
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A member of Kansas City’s Startup Village received a major boost Thursday. Owners at EyeVerify announced they’ve received $6 million in financial support from four major investors. Company founder Toby Rush said the news marks a huge step for EyeVerify. The KCK based company creates security applications that use the human […]
EyeVerify Looks to Replace Passwords on Phones, Tablets With Eyeball Selfies
Eyeball selfies could soon replace passwords on smartphones and tablets. Chinese security giant Qihoo 360 Technology Co.QIHU -0.77% Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sprint Corp.S -0.95% and a major U.S. banking institution are backing biometrics startup EyeVerify LLC with a combined $6 million strategic investment, Venture Capital Dispatch has learned. EyeVerify sells a software development […]
Start-Ups Make Political Organizing Mobile-Ready
With Congress nearly frozen in place and big donors taking on growing influence, start-ups are moving into the political breach. Phone2Action, based in Washington, is a case in point. Founded by Jeb Ory, Ximena Hartsock and Patrick Stoddart in 2012, the company combines mobile technology with text- and web-based advocacy tools to allow people to […]