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…)
A local angel investment group has put more than $2 million into innovative health- and agriculture-related companies.
Innovation in Motion, launched in 2013, recently completed funding for nine early stage companies in the animal health, ag-tech and human health verticals with commitments to two additional companies, for a total investment of $2.37 million.(more…)
Production company RW2, previously located in the Crossroads Arts District, moved to 1000 W. 25th St. near Southwest Boulevard earlier this month.
The new space, next to Boulevard Brewing Co., features multiple spaces in one to host RW2’s variety of production services. Some of the building’s features include editing suites, a studio space with natural light and a garden. (more…)
The Pipeline entrepreneurial fellowship program announced the recipients of its 2018 Pipeline awards and also revealed its 2019 class of Pipeline Fellows at The Innovators event, held for the first time in Omaha.
The Innovators event saw a large group of attendees that included 2018 fellows, mentors, investors, supporters, family members and many others from around the Silicon Prairie.
Digital Sandbox KC, a proof-of-concept program, wrapped up 2018 by adding three new companies selected for Sandbox project funding, including one from the Energy Sandbox, sponsored by Evergy Ventures (formerly GXP Investments).
“It’s hard to believe we finished our fifth year for the program and have provided project funding to 111 regional startups,” said Jeff Shackelford, executive director of Digital Sandbox KC. (more…)
The Kansas Small Business Development Center has announced a partnership with the Women’s Business Center and the KCK Chamber of Commerce to offer Launch U, a program to help entrepreneurs start and grow their business.
Classes will take place in Kansas City, Kan., at the KCK Chamber offices, 727 Minnesota Ave. Orientation dates are Jan. 28 and Feb. 11, and starting on Feb. 25, classes will take place on every Monday from 6-9 p.m. until April 15. (more…)