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KC Amendment to the Boulder Thesis


View the KC Entrepreneurial Map - based on physical spaces listed on this page



May 12, 2015 - Gov. Nixon announces funds for Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at UMKC

KC Composite Index of Urban Entrepreneurship

Scale Up! Kansas City  - Launches January 15, 2015

Mayors Maker Challenge 2014

MoCoLab - KU Mobile Collaboratory

WE CREATE: Making KC America's Most Entrepreneurial City - Year 1 Report

Exploring assets and obstacles to the growth of KC's Entreprenuerial ecosystem - Silicon Prairie News story provides links to Heike Mayer's paper, "Entrepreneurial Community in Kansas City: From Fragmented to Collaborative?"  You can participate by completing the survey mapping KC's Tech Universe  until the end of January 2013, enter to win a Roasterie gift card.

ShowMe SxSW Wiki - follow the Missouri team @SxSW

BreadKC - supporting local creativity, one meal at a time.

Startup Genome Kansas City - Community Builders, 1st Time Entrepreneurs, Startups, Investors, Economic Researchers.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the KC Startup Community

Most Entrepreneurial City in America #KCMECA

Mayors Maker Challenge

Mayor Sly James' Challenge Cabinet

Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs):

aSTEAM VillageExpanded learning strategy in before/after-school and weekend environments using STEAM curriculum program for family members in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. 

Big 5 Making Kansas City America's Most Entrepreneurial City

Blue Hills Business Incubator

CEED - Center for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

Code for Kansas City | Code for America Brigade

Digital Sandbox KC - the Sandbox brings the region together and innovative ideas to life

The Disruption Institute - making #KC the world leader in mobile device innovation.

Enterprise Center of Johnson County

The Feld Fiberhouse - now the Handprint House

FwdKC - Calendar, News & Jobs 

Kauffman Labs - Leading supporter of the KC entrepreneur community.  Check out their 1 Million Cups event every Wednesday at 9 a.m.  Now on fb, too!

HackEdKCA 24-hour hackathon event challenging students to use technology to solve problems in their communities.

H & R Block Business and Career Center - Central Library

Homes for Hackers - If you're a hacker looking for a home in the Google Fiberhoods of KC

The KC Commons

KC Startup Foundation - champions KC's entrepreneur community

KC Startup Village - If you're a startup looking to locate your business in the Google Fiberhoods of KC.

What is KCSV?! - Awesome video discusses supporting the entire entrepreneurial stack in KC.

KCITP - a grassroots tech community of 9,500+ IT professionals

teKC is your guide to KC's awesome tech community.

KCNext - The Technology Council of Kansas City.

KCSourcelink - linking Kansas City's businesses to the right resources at the right time.

KCBizCare - Kansas City, Mo.'s Business Customer Service Center, is your concierge to City services.

Urban Business Growth Initiative  - a partnership of @UMKC's @KCSourceLink & @KCMO @KCBizCare

Khan Academy - Kauffman Foundation - Interviews with Entrepreneurs

LaunchKC - LaunchKC Wiki

MECA Challenge KC - Kansas City's Student Innovation Competition

PocketCake - Leading supporter of Kansas City's software development community

Reddit Kansas City

CEED - Activating Entrepreneurs

Silicon Prairie News

UMKC Bloch School Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation - UMKC Announces it's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Who Got Funded - The World's Largest Funding Base


Coworking, Hacker, Maker, Incubator & Accelerator Spaces:


Effort is underway to form a Kansas City Coworking Alliance - May 2015

Bauer Machine Works - space for artists of many disciplines, galleries & small businesses

BetaBlox - seed accelerator/business incubator designed to help start-up companies achieve a higher likelihood of success at a faster speed.

Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas 

Bonfire Space

Co-Work Waldo - "friendly, quick and easy place to drop in and get lots done."

Cowtown Computer Congress of Kansas City (CCCKC) - Kansas City's Hackerspace

Ennovations Center - Business, Biotech & Kitchen Incubator

FABLAB at MCC - Business & Technology Campus

Factor e Farm

 Farm To Table Kitchen Incubator

Hammerspace Workshop - Biggest Makerspace in Kansas City & Digital Fabrication Service 

Hobby Community


Innovation Cafe

Kansas City Construction & Invention Incubator  - Henrik's Hardscape

Kauffman FastTrac

K-State Innovation Accelerator


Lawrence Creates - Center for Innovation (formerly Lawrence Community Workshop)

LEaP Lab - Hallmark Cards (not public)

Lincoln Building - at the BEU, 18th & Vine

MadeInKCMO - The Jarboe Initiative is building a Maker Village


Maker Pink

Maker Studio at Science City Union Station

OfficePort - collaborative, creative collocation  - home of Google Fiber RFI Response Team [Feb 2010 to today]

Plexpod - Plexpod is People Space: A Coworking Community

Propeller Center

Spark Centre - where new ideas ignite in Kansas City

SparkLabKC - 10 companies > up to $18k per company > 90 days

Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars - Fueling the mobile health revolution

Think Big Coworking - "most collaborative community in KC" - coworking space where people get stuff done!

Think Big Partners (& Think Big Ventures) - helps early-stage companies grow through our network of in-house services & partners

TechShop - not in KC yet but we need one

The Bunker - hopefully coming soon!

Village Square - KCSV Coworking Space at CEED



Northland CAPS Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund Project



KCSourcelink Training & KC Events Calendar

What is Civic Hacking? - Great video from Code for Sacramento

Gigabit City Summit - January 2015

HackEdKC - November 15 - 16, 2014

Hacking the Gigabit City - Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

Hack of the Sexes - Friday April 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Saturday  April 27th, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

Startup Grind Kansas City - watch for announcement of Feb. meeting - kick off on Jan. 17 was incredible with Tim Barton, FreightQuote.

CityCamp - Watch site for 2013 announcement

CityAge - Dec 3 & 4

Compute MidwestCompute Midwest is hosted by Kansas City IT Professionals (KCITP), a tech community of over 9,000.

iKC: The Unconference - Oct. 3, 2013 an open format conference to facilitate collisions between innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and connectors. 

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