CityCampKC 2013

CityCampKC  wildly popular global unconference series connecting civic doers, makers and hackers together with local gov officials for a day of learning, discussing, imagining and building.  CityCampKC 2013 is April 20 at the Kauffman Foundation. Come help bring about the KC you want to see. This year’s focus is on diversity in gov, gov tech, and community engagement.


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 “It is no coincidence that Launch KC was unveiled the day after Google Fiber completed its first-ever registration drive in KCMO and KCK,” said Bill Dietrich, president and CEO of the Downtown Council. “We are eager to show the world that Kansas City, Missouri, is not only getting wired for one gigabit fiber, but also is flourishing as a hub of technology and creativity.”

Launch KC is a Kansas City, Missouri, strategic initiative designed to attract and develop IT entrepreneurs and professionals to the thriving information technology community in the Crossroads and throughout greater Downtown. Research shows 157 tech-related businesses are currently located in greater Downtown, employing nearly 4,000 people.

Launch KC was conceived last year through public-private collaboration on the Mayors’ Bi-State Innovation Task Force and developed under the leadership of the Mayor’s office, the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Kansas City and the Downtown Council (DTC) of Kansas City. The current Launch KC task force, chaired by Mike Burke, features a team of business and civic leaders, economic developers, I.T. entrepreneurs and communication industry experts.

Visit downtownkc.org for the full article!


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Hackovate Health

“Last month the city held Hackovate Health, aimed at helping consumers navigate the sweeping changes taking place in the health-care system since President Obama’s health-care law went into effect.”

-  on March 06, 2013

LaunchKC was a proud sponsor of Hackovate for Health.  Entrepreneurs from all over came to KC to compete in Hackovate Health. Check it out!
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-06/kansas-city-enlists-hackers-to-help-simplify-obamacare#r=nav-r-story


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SXSW

Attention KC area entrepreneurs! Thursday night the Kauffman Foundation is hosting a send off party for the bus of folks that are leaving for SXSW from KC, St. Louis and Columbia. Come learn about the people and the startups that are heading to SXSWi this year.
Register here: www.kauffman.org/sxsw


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