Author - Jake Slobe

Kansas City Chiefs fans at the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, Missouri

Beyond Touchdowns: How Chiefs Wins Drive Economic Prosperity in Kansas City

When the Chiefs win, so does Kansas City. To win another Super Bowl title this year — the fourth in franchise history and the third by the team in the past five years — would not only energize the city’s already passionate fan base, but the economy as well. Let's break it...

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KC Area Startup Ronawk Has an Innovation That Could Change Biotech

The story of Overland Park, Kansas-based biotechnology startup Ronawk began almost a decade ago when A.J. Mellott and Heather Decker found themselves held back by the tedious process of culturing cells manually.    “I got really frustrated with the process, and in that frustration, I had this sort of eureka moment of, ‘If I’m...

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See How KC Tech Startup SaRA Health is Transforming Physical Therapy

Digital health startup SaRA Health was born out of a simple yet profound idea – improving patient experiences in physical therapy.   The company’s co-founder and CEO Steven Coen, who himself was a frustrated patient, had received exceptional care from his physical therapists but felt a lack of continuity between visits. This led him...

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Routine Success co-founders Conor Kelly (left) and Matt Gunter (right).

This KC Startup is on a Journey to Support People on the Autism Spectrum

Kansas City, Missouri-based startup Routine Success was conceived in 2016, with a focus on helping neurodiverse children thrive in both home and school environments. The idea was simple but powerful: establish routines that provide structure and guidance, making it easier for individuals on the autism spectrum to navigate their daily...

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Meet the 10 Businesses Competing for $40,000 in Prizes at the 2023 AltCap Your Biz Pitch Competition

AltCap has announced the 10 finalists for its annual AltCap you Biz Pitch Competition taking place at this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City. These 10 businesses will deliver live pitches on Nov. 16 at Plexpod Westport at Park 39 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City for a chance to win...

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Dr. Shelley Cooper of Diversity Telehealth, Brandy Archie of AskSAMIE and Jackie Nguyen Cafe Cà Phê display their awards at funding competitions.

15 Top Business Pitch Tips from KC Entrepreneurs Who Got Funded

Pitching your business is like crafting the perfect story. It's an art that requires finesse, authenticity and a deep understanding of your audience. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey as a small business owner, the ability to pitch your business effectively can make or break your...

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Digital Sandbox KC Q3 2023 awardees

Digital Sandbox KC Welcomes 5 Innovative Startups into Its Ecosystem for Q3 2023

Digital Sandbox KC has announced it has accepted five new startups joining its program that will each receive up to $20,000 in project funding. These companies have demonstrated exceptional potential for growth and innovation, and their inclusion in Digital Sandbox KC reflects the organization’s commitment to fostering technological advancement and...

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Dr. Shelley Cooper wins the 2022 AltCap Your Biz Pitch Competition

Win Up to $25,000 at the 2023 AltCap Your Biz Pitch Competition at GEWKC

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur in Kansas or Missouri with big dreams for your business? Are you looking for that one opportunity to take your venture to the next level? Look no further because the 2023 AltCap Your Biz Pitch Competition is here and is giving out more than $40,000...

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Kansas City Startup Drops of Wisdom Guides Personal Growth with AI

In today’s fast-paced world, where time is of the essence and information overload is a constant struggle, finding a way to distill valuable insights and growth strategies from lengthy content can be a challenge.  This is the exact challenge that Drop Of Wisdom, a groundbreaking startup based in Kansas City, Missouri is...

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Fahteema Parrish of Parrish and Sons Construction

How Parrish & Sons Became the First Black Woman-Owned Firm to Win the Mr. K Award

Fahteema Parrish had a unique path into the construction industry and entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Fahteema obtained an up close and personal view of what hard work really looked like. Her mother and father were entrepreneurs and owned their own HVAC business. Growing up, she remembers going on...

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