Kansas City Set to Be One of the First Smart Cities

When people think about the Internet of Things (IoT), technology like wearable fitness devices and network-connected light bulbs usually come to mind. However, we’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to the possibilities of an IoT world and Kansas City could be one of the first cities to incorporate the IoT to become a […]

BetaBlox’s Demo Day Packs the National World War I Museum

On June 20, 2016, in the National World War I Museum in Downtown Kansas City, BetaBlox and Launch KC held their fifth annual Demo Day event. The event featured the accelerator program’s most successful and promising startups. Ten up-and-coming businesses were each given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to potential investors, community leaders, supporters […]

Insight from Custom Software Development Company Twentyseven Global: Kansas City Named as Launch Pilot Location for Bridj Program

Kansas City has always been an entrepreneurial city. With the ever increasing tech density and  appeal to tech startups, the humble Midwestern city has attracted national technology players. Bridj, an urban technology company from Boston, along with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, are launching a pilot program to extend urban mobility with Ford Transit […]

Twentyseven Global Networks with Investors at ACG Wine Tasting Event

Our team at Twentyseven Global had the pleasure of networking with a number of investors and entrepreneurs at the ACG Kansas City Capital Connection & Wine Tasting event on May 12, 2016. This event, which we took part in sponsoring, was an opportunity for leaders in Kansas City’s business and investing community to connect over […]

Forum Aims to Educate Kansas City Investors About New Opportunities

The Alternative Investment Forum will be held in Kansas City on June 2, 2016, bringing high net-worth investors, institutional investors, wealth advisors, family offices and private equity firms face-to-face with alternative investment opportunities. The highlight of the event will be a panel educating investors about alternative investments in the Kansas City area. Among others, the […]

Kansas City’s Gigabit City Summit Educates Civic Leaders Around the Country

On May 16-18, 2016, hundreds of civic and technology leaders from more than 75 cities around the country gathered in Kansas City to learn how to “seize the gigabit opportunity” at the second annual Gigabit City Summit.   Kansas City’s acquisition of Google Fiber’s gigabit Internet in the winter of 2011 positioned the city as […]

New KC Rise Fund Appeals to Kansas City Investors

Kansas City is at a critical turning point. Even with its thriving startup community, the city hasn’t quite bounced back from the Great Recession like other major cities across the U.S. Not only is there a skilled worker shortage in STEM fields like tech, but the median household income is falling and Kansas City’s economic […]

The Importance of Mentorship to Kansas City Entrepreneurs

The Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC) announced that it will be starting an MIT-modeled mentorship program for entrepreneurs in Kansas City and the surrounding area. This program, which will be free to qualifying entrepreneurs, meets a growing need that Kansas City has and is just one of the few such programs that are cropping […]

Crashpad for Kansas City Techies: Home for Hackers

Kansas City is known as a great place for the tech industry and is still an attractive and thriving startup community. With incentives like three months of free rent, utilities and Google Fiber, Homes for Hackers attracts new startups to Kansas City.   Image Credit: Homes for Hackers   For techies who have a dream […]

Kansas City Ranked Second Best City in the U.S. for Women in Tech Two Years in a Row

Photo Source: SmartAsset   For the second year in a row, Kansas City has ranked second among the best cities for women in tech across the United States. The report by SmartAsset includes Washington D.C., Detroit, Baltimore and Indianapolis rounding out the top five cities. Kansas City and Denver-based custom software development company, Twentyseven Global, […]