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Kyle Rogers, Knoda - Photo courtesy of SparkLabKC
By Sarah Mote
November 19, 2014

Meet the Innovators at the Early Stage Innovation Expo

At KCnext’s Fall Networking event on Thursday, Nov. 20, early-stage entrepreneurs will showcase their innovations for the KC community. Companies from Digital Sandbox KC, Ennovation Center, Sprint Accelerator, Lean Lab and more will be sharing their latest and greatest ideas, products and apps.

(Already convinced? Jump and register for the Early Stage Innovation Expo.)

The talent pool includes:

Acre Designs: Acre homes are sensibly priced, compact and super efficient homes that are designed to let the homeowner focus on life instead of payments, bills and maintenance.

Borgman’s Dairy: A family dairy with a long heritage of providing high quality goat cheese with the resources to help others design and create custom cheese for restaurants and events.

DivvyHQ: DivvyHQ is a cloud-based, content planning and production workflow tool designed to help marketers get organized and stay organized while successfully executing their initiatives.

FitBark: FitBark is a tiny, smart activity monitor that helps pet owners understand their dogs’ health and behavior in a way that was impossible before this product was created.

Flyover Innovations: Flyover Innovations’ product, Blumoo, gives consumers the freedom to control all home theater equipment fright from their favorite mobile devices.

Genneo: Genneo has created a revolutionary line of prodcuts that capture eergy form walking, running or shaking and turn it into charge for your phone and other electric devices.

IdleSmart: Idle Smart is an automated engine start stop solution that reduces overnight idle time, provides year-round cabin comfort and maintains fleet uptime by keeping batteries charged and engines warm.

Knoda: Compete against your friends and the rest of the community publicly, or create private groups. Knoda lets you predict anything, challenge your friends, and talk some trash.

KookieDoodle: Family owned and operated, Kookiedoodle Crafts is a walk-in arts & crafts studio for children ages 3 and up, conveniently located in downtown Overland Park.

Lodge Tools: This property management system is not only totally cloud based, but is designed to perform on all mobile devices currently available.

Minute Movement: This simple, patent-pending method is a revolutionary way to 'DO' fitness, based on the approach that every decision you make, makes a difference.

Moblico: More than an in-app marketing tool, Moblico is a marketing execution and business intelligence platform. Simple to use, seamless to integrate and industry-best consulting and support.

Novus Power: Products are in-use in calibration labs, simulcast systems, test systems, broadcast, software defined radio synch and stabilization and other demanding timing/synchronization applications.

Our Sassy Pantry: A food and beverage service and distribution company, Our Sassy Pantry creates new jams, including the award winning Bacon Jam.  

Play-it Health: Play-it Health is offering unique mobile solutions to help improve medication adherence rates.  

RFP365: RFP365 software manages the RFP lifecycle and allows teams to quickly create RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs.

SeekEdgar:  Using cloud technology, user can search for financial and non-financial information in an efficient and effective manner,

Smart Steps: Smarts Steps is patent-pending mobile app that empowers individuals with disabilities as community participants via work, education and socialization.

Symptomly: Symptom.ly is a clinically validated symptom tracking platform for insurers, doctors, and patients, to reduce the costs of chronic illness.

Tappacue: Tappecue is a WiFi thermometer for barbecue, allowing cooks to monitor the temperature of their BBQ from anywhere with mobile iPhone and Android apps.

TinManPrints: TinMan Prints creates custom aluminum prints from favorite photos, and used a  unique magnetic mounting system that requires no nails or screws in the walls

Veriquik: VeriQuik specializes in identity establishment, authentication, validation and verification through an online signup form and seamless API integration.

Viirt: Viirt reimagines roofing, using satellite measuring and automated administration to eliminate physical locations and sales staff and save customers money.

VolunteerMark: It's never been so easy to run an efficient volunteer program. VolunteerMark’s  innovative software makes engaging volunteers becomes clear, concise and nearly effortless.

WellToDo: Bringing personal health care into the age of data and the intelligent machine, WelldoDo leverages technology and personal data to bring relief to chronic disease sufferers.

Wyrick Technologies: Wyrick Technologies is a health technology company that is looking to improve the lives of individuals struggling with mobility issues. 

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