Business Growth

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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3 Instagram Tips for Your Business, Plus a #Secret No One Is Talking about

Guest blog by Kelsey Webb, founder of Rayn Social Instagram has become a powerful platform for businesses and for selling products and services; maximizing your success requires implementing the right strategies. Here are my top tips for using Instagram to promote your business. 1. Play it safe To make sure your social media...

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Digital Sandbox Q4 2023 awardees

Digital Sandbox KC Funds 9 Startups, Accelerating Technology, Health Care Innovations

Digital Sandbox KC has announced it has accepted nine new startups into its program. These diverse startups will receive crucial support, mentorship and up to $20,000 in project funding to accelerate their innovative projects.   The chosen companies span various industries, from revolutionary aerospace-grade 3D printing technology to AI-driven solutions for...

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7 Steps to Prep Your Small Business or Side Hustle for the New Year

Out with the old, in with the new? Not so fast. Before you ring in the new year, make sure your business is ready for 2024. The end of the year is an ideal time to take stock of your business. Taking a hard look at what’s working, what could improve...

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10 Free Business-Boosting Resources You Can Access at the Library

What’s everywhere, free and filled with entrepreneurial goodness? It’s the library! And you won’t just find that help in books. Kansas City’s library systems are chock full of resources and guidance from experts to help small business owners. Whether you’re wondering if starting a business is right for you or looking...

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See How You Can Keep the GEWKC Magic Going Into 2024 and Beyond

As Global Entrepreneurship Week - KC comes to a close, here's how you can keep the inspiration, expert advice and networking going into 2021 and beyond.

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Mindy Rocha of CJ Industries LLC

From Toiling in the Basement to Helping Build the KC Airport: See How This Construction Entrepreneur Did It

Mindy Rocha’s dad and grandfather were pipefitters by trade. When she was in her early teens, her dad started his own business in their basement. Like many ventures, it was a family affair. “I did my first quote letter at 13,” Mindy says. “My love for my dad became a love...

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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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