Mayor Sly James attended the launch party for Rarewire, an app creation company co-founded by Kirk Hasenzahl and Matt Angell. Hasenzahl was presented the first entrepreneurial challenge coin from Mayor Sly James at the launch party.


In addition to celebrating their public launch “by throwing a ridiculous party”, Rarewire has been giving free classes on building native mobile apps using their platform and their own programming language at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Rarewire also plans to launch their Andriod engine, which will allow designers using their platform to instantly publish to iOS and Andriod.


Rarewire celebrates App Creation Studio Launch


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DJ Good, Chief Strategic Officer at LightBridge, Inc is another task force member for LaunchKC.
DJ introduced his startup company this morning at the Kauffman Lab’s “1 Million Cups”.


For more information on LightBridge and “1 Million Cups”:
Entrepreneurship.org - 1 Million Cups

 


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Jase Wilson, the brilliant mind behind Neighbor.ly, is another LaunchKC member. Jase’s crowdfunding platform will help build our streetcar.

Neighbor.ly


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Congratulations to Mayor Sly James for being named one of the “Most Innovative Mayors” in the country by Newsweek Magazine!


The Mayor is credited with shaping the entrepreneurial infrastructure that is fueling the growth of tech start-ups in Downtown Kansas City.


The Daily Beast-Most Innovative Mayors in the US


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According to Forbes latest ranking, Kansas City, MO is number 13 on the list of top 15 best cities for female entrepreneurs!

Kansas City Business Journal – Kansas City is the place to be for female entrepreneurs


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