Sprint is seeking an elite group of entrepreneurs with big ideas for improving health care using mobile technology.


Leaders of early-stage mobile technology companies from across the United States now can apply to be in the inaugural class of 10 that will work in the Kansas City area at the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Those who are selected will participate in a 3-month intensive mentorship program starting in March 2014 and receive up to $120,000 in funding.


The Sprint Accelerator is accepting applications now through Dec. 6. Finalists will be notified in early January 2014 and the 3-month program is slated to begin in March.


Apply at sprintaccelerator.com


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Arsalon Technologies, Kansas City’s local provider of business-class hosting solutions, is giving back to tech entrepreneurs. Qualifying companies that are working with Launch KC, Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James’ strategic initiative to attract and develop IT entrepreneurs to the Crossroads Arts District and throughout Kansas City, receive 12 months of free hosting services.


Read the full story here.


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Compute Midwest 2013!

 ”Compute Midwest is a 2 day convergence of tech: new people, new ideas and new frontiers in Kansas City.”

You won’t want to miss this conference and the long and talented list of speakers October 25-27. For more information and tickets please visit Compute Midwest – Register


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In early August, the Missouri Court of Appeals dismissed two cases against the constitutionality of the 1 cent sales tax and property tax on Downtown businesses for the Streetcar.

 

‘The three-judge appeals court panel said the deadline for such a challenge had long since passed, and the project should be allowed to move forward.’

‘Streetcar supporters said the ruling showed they had properly followed state law and the taxing approach was legitimate.’

 

Although taxes have been collected for the project, the pending lawsuits have thus far kept it in limbo. The Streetcar advocates, supporters and fundraisers all hope for their hard work to come to fruition soon.

 

For the full article please visit Kansascity.com

For more info about the crowd funding effort AND a video about our Streetcar AND how we are all on board! Let’s Build a StreetCar!


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Meet the Mayors!

Check out Metropolis Mag’s piece on some Mayors you should be paying attention to. Included (and at the top of the heap!) was our very own Mayor Sly James!


“Sly knows how to run a city. Read how our mayor is creating solutions to real-life problems.”


Among his highlighted accomplishments were the Streetcar, the Citizen’s Commission, Google Fiber, Launch KC and the Power and Light Tower.


“We’ve already had development opportunities arise as a result of the streetcar going straight down Main Street,” he says.

“We find ways to get our citizens engaged with city government,” he says, “because we get great ideas from them.”

“Downtown is the heart of the city,” he says. “We’re strengthening our core to be an active place where people of all stripes can come work, play, and live.”


Read all about it! Here: Meet the Mayors

 

 


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Hey KC- Forbes Magazine believes we have 7th best downtown in America. We’re going to have to disagree and rank it in the top 3.

Sorry Forbes.


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