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Local startup snags partnership with Southwest Airlines


Involvement with the Digital Sandbox program opened doors for local startup Aware3 that eventually led to a partnership with Southwest Airlines. Read the full story here. Read more »

MindMixer Selects KC for U.S. Headquarters


After evaluating sites in Silicon Valley, MindMixer makes the decision to remain in the Midwest and establish a national headquarters in Kansas CIty’s Crossroads Arts District. Read more »

You’ve Heard of Cloud Brokers … Consider Technology Brokers


Mike Miller, vice president of product and partner development at NUBiiS, describes the evolution of the need for cloud brokers to the need for technology brokers. Read more »

KC Tech Professionals Describe Value of Networking


KCnext hosts regular networking events because they facilitate the serendipitous collisions that connect and strengthen KC’s tech community. Hear from tech professionals about business deals and leads they’ve generated while networking. Read more »

KCnext President Ryan Weber joins TechVoice DC Fly-In


This week, KCnext President Ryan Weber completed a two-day visit to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional delegations on Capitol Hill and discuss key issues impacting the tech industry. Read more »

You Can’t Be It If You Can’t See It


Dr. Kathleen Boyle-Dalen, vice president of PREP-KC, explains the importance of giving students opportunities to hear about and experience real-world careers. “Kansas City’s young people can’t be what they can’t see,” she says. PREP-KC works to bring resources to students to improve public education. Read more »

Big corporations and tech startups often overlook basic SEO


Phil Singleton, founder and CEO of Kansas City Website Design, explains the difference between a well-designed, functional website and one that is SEO-driven. Read more »

Reverse Pitch is a rare and valuable opportunity


Reverse Pitch is a rare opportunity to peer into the corporate world and learn what is strategically important to some of the biggest companies in Kansas City. KCnext President Ryan Weber explains the value and the potential for big things to come out of the event for Kansas City. Read more »

Silicon Valley-based Company Moves to KC


Suitable Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based company, recently announced that it would open an international support office in Kansas City, for its telepresence product, Beam. Kansas City was chosen as the final site over Austin, Texas. Read more »

What can your company learn from the Kansas City Chiefs this year?


Continuing an undefeated season, the Kansas City Chiefs are doing a lot of things right. But the most important part? A solid team and a coach with a winning attitude. StarRecruit’s Matt Denney identifies key parts of the Chiefs’ winning strategy that you can apply to your company. Read more »

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