Tuesday, May 3, 2011

11 Reasons Why KC Innovation is Exploding in 2011

Wow.  What a year it's been for Kansas City innovation and entrepreneurship.  And the good news?  It's only May.  We are not even half way through the year and Kansas City has seen an explosion of innovation, startups, and entrepreneurial growth in 2011.

KCHub summarized it perfectly in their post, The Inertia of Innovation:
  • Google Fiber announces its launch in KCK
  • Think Big Partners opens bizperc accelerator
  • Angel Capital Group creates partnership with Think Big - a nationwide funding network ready for KC startups
  • Silicon Prairie News launches KC coverage
  • KCITP surpasses 5,000 members
  • KC Startup Weekend has a record turnout - startup rival those coming from NYC and other tech hubs
  • KCNext grows IT events and rebrands the region
  • Zaarly launches amid rave reviews at SXSW
  • Kauffman Labs attracts entrepreneurs from around the globe to its KC headquarters
  • K-State Olathe Innovation Campus opens; JoCo Research Triangle takes another step forward
  • KU Med NCI bid - let's put it this way, you don't say "perfect game" during the 7th inning
  • Etc., etc.
Look at what Kansas City has gone through in the past 5 months.  Pretty incredible, right?  We cannot wait to see what's in store for the city until December and for many innovative years to come.

Written by Allison Way.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out Allison! Keep up the great work and talking about the innovation and ideas coming out of KC and the entire SIlicon Prairie!