One of Kansas City’s favorite local dairy companies is winning accolades until the cows come home.
Shatto Milk Company, also an alumnus of Thinking Bigger’s 2006 25 Under 25 class, recently brought home five awards from the 2019 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition. The competition takes place annually at the Fairplex Fairgrounds in Pomona, Calif., which is also home to the L.A. County Fair. (more…)
This publication has undergone many changes throughout the years. It started in 1991 as Kansas City Small Business Monthly, a newspaper. The format evolved to a glossy magazine — plus a website and events — and the name changed in 2008 to Thinking Bigger Business Media.
As you see, we’re undergoing another change. We’re still Thinking Bigger, but we have a fresh, new look. (more…)
Entrepreneurial communities may have found their most enthusiastic advocates right here in the Midwest.
On Wednesday, the Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation‘s CEO Wendy Guillies opened the annual State of Entrepreneurship address on the stage of the Medallion Theater at Plexpod Westport Commons.The event marked the 10th anniversary of the address, but its first year delivered directly from Kansas City rather than Washington, D.C. Via livestream, Guillies spoke to viewers across the nation about the foundation’s future plans for expanding entrepreneurship.
OneKC for Women and the Enterprise Center in Johnson County announced that Melissa Roberts, vice president of strategy and economic development, will leave the ECJC executive team to take a position with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
“We are disappointed to see Melissa leave our team,” said Sherry Turner, founder of OneKC for Women. “But we are excited that she now has the opportunity to make a broader impact on the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Kauffman.” (more…)
Entrepreneurs representing 36 companies from 15 states–including five from the Kansas City area–will present their business cases to prospective investors at next month’s InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum in Kansas City.
The event, hosted at the Westin Kansas City from March 19-20, marks the 20th annual celebration of the forum. (more…)
Next week, corporate wellness business INDULGE will launch the INTEGRATE kick-off event for HR and business professionals as well as corporate leaders.
The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at lululemon on the Country Club Plaza. The program focuses on integrating both work and life to enhance professionals’ wellness and well-being.
Missouri University of Science and Technology has created an entrepreneurial education program for those interested in generating ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities.
Missouri S&T is first to host an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site program in the state. Funded by the National Science Foundation, I-Corps was created to provide business and technical information to rising entrepreneurs and technological innovators. (more…)
An Emporia company raised $6.5 million in funding, some of it through local venture capital groups.
Green Dot Bioplastics closed its Series A Preferred Round led by Kansas City’s Fulcrum Global Capital, with participation by Innovations in Motion and Open Prairie through its Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund.(more…)