February 16, 2016
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Insight from Kansas City and Denver-Based Custom Software Development Firm, Twentyseven Global: Solving Tech Talent Scalability

Kansas City and Denver-based custom software development company, Twentyseven Global, was created to solve the nightmare midsized companies are facing as a result of talent shortage in software development. This shortage results in wage pressures, difficulty finding key skill sets and an inability to scale a team quickly enough to meet business milestones. Midsized companies are currently forced to spend heavily on recruiting firms, hire expensive consulting boutiques or risk their projects being developed by hard to manage offshore teams. Steve Roatch, CEO of Twentyseven Global, learned about these challenges first-hand in his prior role as the COO of another […]
June 16, 2017

Twentyseven Global CEO Steve Roatch Reflects on ACG Capital Connection and Wine Tasting Event

The Twentyseven Global team recently attended the ACG Capital Connection & Wine Tasting event on May 11, 2017. The event was an opportunity for leaders in Kansas City’s business and investing community to network with one another while sampling some delicious wine. Twentyseven Global has an extensive history of working with investors and entrepreneurs, so the team was excited to take part in this event and learn about the current state of the middle market. Steve Roatch, CEO of Twentyseven Global, noted a few differences between last year’s event and this year as related to the state of investments in […]
June 15, 2017

Denver Startups Vie for a Chance to Pitch to Celebrity Investors on ABC’s Shark Tank

Hundreds of entrepreneurs lined up in Centennial, Colorado, last month for a chance to deliver a one-minute pitch to the casting agents of ABC’s popular show “Shark Tank.” The show features a panel of millionaire and billionaire celebrity investors such as Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec. Each season, anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 entrepreneurs apply for an audition, but only 80 to 100 startups will face the sharks on national television. According to the Denver Post, the show’s supervising casting producer Mindy Zemrak spoke highly of the turnout in Denver. Zemrak anticipated to hear pitches from nearly 400 […]
June 15, 2017

Digital Sandbox KC Leads the Charge for Local Economic Growth

Another win for the Kansas City startup community: Digital Sandbox KC, a Kansas City-based startup incubator, recently shared its effect on growing the local economy through funding and mentoring early-stage businesses. Launched in 2013 by entrepreneur Jeff Shackleford, Digital Sandbox KC provides proof-of-concept resources and support to early-stage companies throughout the commercialization process by granting access to technology, business and market experts as well as funding. Shackleford says their mission was to improve the quantity and quality of early-stage startups in Kansas City in order to drive new businesses and create new jobs, and a recent study proves the incubator […]
June 5, 2017

Twentyseven Global’s Matt Henley Breaks Down the Importance of Continuous Integration for Software Development

Continuous integration is increasingly becoming the method of choice among software developers, in large part because of speed and accuracy in which code can be deployed. As Twentyseven Global consistently looks to cutting-edge technologies that have the ability to streamline processes and deliver better solutions for our clients, adopting continuous integration into our methodology was a strategic decision that coincided with fully embracing Agile. Matt Henley, vice president of client service in Kansas City, shared how CI benefits the software development process.   Why is 27 Global implementing CI?   “It’s all about speed and accuracy, and fully embracing Agile. […]
May 23, 2017

Boulder Startup Week Sparks Innovation and Collaboration in Colorado Technology Community

Last week, the eighth annual Boulder Startup Week took place. As the original startup week in Colorado, this year’s event focused on engaging the entire Boulder innovation community by breaking down silos and encouraging collaboration among various industries. Although Twentyseven Global currently operates out of Denver, Colorado, Creighton O’Neal, vice president of client service, emphasized how united the Colorado technology community is, extending far outside of the Denver city limits. O’Neal said, “The Denver metro is a huge ecosystem. From Aurora to the High Rockies, and from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, there’s startup activity and tech innovation happening, so […]