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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:36 pm

That list doesn't make much sense in term of size categories. They list size by city cores but then mention companies in metro. They should categorize by metro size if listing metro companies.

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Post by KCMax » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:33 am

Google Glass Tech Trek Sets Off July 11

The Trek will explore five of the most innovative tech hubs: Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boulder and Kansas City. Along the way, Chris and his team will document the journey--from the startups they meet to the dare-devilish activities they complete...all through the frames of Google Glass.

Tech Trek has officially announced its dates as July 11-18, 2013.

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:11 am

Saw this listing that shows ranking of earnings/economic impact from Information industry (telcom, publishing, data processing).

KC ranked 14th in 2011 for Information...
http://www.bea.gov/iTable/drilldown.cfm ... 1&nRange=5

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And 22nd for Pro, Scientific and Tech Services...
http://www.bea.gov/iTable/drilldown.cfm ... 1&nRange=5

And 20th for ISPs and Internet Search Portals..
http://www.bea.gov/iTable/drilldown.cfm ... 1&nRange=5

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:44 pm

Rise of tech startups in KC is impacting IT talent in larger companies...

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/b ... l?page=all

But he added that efforts aimed at spurring more tech startups in Kansas City highlight a bigger challenge that larger technology and non-tech employers are having with attracting and retaining IT talent: As the city’s most talented software developers leave to start their own businesses, larger companies are left with an even smaller pool to pull from, Wood said.


Would seem to me that larger companies are growing and pulling more from each other than startups are, but could be the most talented are leaving for startups. Is a good problem for KC to have. Cerner has been mostly pulling in college grads and others from outside KC. That has to help the pool, especially when some later realize Cerner's reputation for expecting long hours (depending on dept) and leave for all the other growing tech jobs in KC.

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:52 pm

This says KC/Lawrence is picking up venture capital lately. Is just per cap but still much better than it used to be.

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-a ... lley/6011/

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by chaglang » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:24 pm

Missoula?!

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Post by heatherkay » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:35 am

Well, Missoula is itty-bitty with a university that attracts folks that like to ski. Sounds like a match made in high-tech or biotech heaven. It wouldn't take very many deals to push its per capita number up.
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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:25 am

This shows $$ investment, Missoula came in low, Lawrence came in higher per cap...

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Post by heatherkay » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:06 am

So many small deals per capita. I wonder if there is some sort of microfinance (medio-finance) group working out of Missoula.

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by chaglang » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:36 pm

Did this exist before, or is this a direct result of Fiber?

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:44 pm

KC region used to get very little VC until recently. Is possible to probable that Google presence has indirectly given KC area more attention but it could also be KU on its own. Is just per capita so not particularly large yet, but now that KC region has grabbed attention from outsiders, could grow quite a bit more.

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by FangKC » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:52 am

Aug 15, 2013, 1:44pm CDT

Move over, New York, California; Missouri's tech jobs are a rising star

Missouri beat out California and New York for growth in technology jobs in the first half of the year, according to a study released this week citing U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

The Show-Me-State ranked third on Dice.com's top 10 list of state technology job growth, showing a 3.8 percent increase in technology jobs from Jan. 13 to June 13, compared with the same period in 2012. That translates to 1,200 new technology jobs in Missouri during the period, a Dice spokesman said.


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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:36 am

And Dice shows only a portion of KC tech jobs. They show only a few postings of the hundreds of Cerner IT/tech related jobs. Simplyhired.com is much better for IT jobs.

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:29 am

I didn't realize BATS in Lenexa is the 3rd largest stock exchange behind NYSE and NASDAQ. They are buying another Jersey based exchange so will boost its volume. Close enough to a tech/data driven company.

http://m.kansascity.com/kcstar/db_1156/ ... ue#display

They will become 2nd largest exchange behind NYSE after the merger and will still be based in Lenexa.
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/ ... er-rivals/

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by FangKC » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:04 am

Does this mean that Kansas City will someday become the Capital of the World? :D

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:25 am

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/p ... l?page=all

A good problem to have. Cerner and others continue to bring in tech people from outside KC by the thousands.

Local employers were looking to fill 8,145 job openings in the computer and math fields last spring, according to a 2012 report by the Regional Workforce Intelligence Network of Kansas City. The grant-funded network said its calculations showed 2,730 new job postings in the fields in August 2012 and a pool of 679 unemployed computer and math workers to pull from.

Kansas City technology employers such as Perceptive Software LLC, NetStandard Inc. and Saepio Technologies Inc. have cited the limited field of qualified local tech employees when making changes to recruitment and retention efforts. Perceptive started recruiting more heavily outside Kansas City as a result. NetStandard and Saepio also have rolled out new incentives, such as rewards for helping co-workers with car trouble and unlimited vacation, in the past year to hold onto software developers.

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by Eon Blue » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:15 am

I've heard that Perceptive likes to go after Cerner employees, but many who work at the NKC campus are reluctant to take a job at Perceptive's office in the hinterlands. Cerner could be hurting themselves here by locating more employees farther out, lessening the incentives for them to stay with Cerner.

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Re: KC tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:53 pm

A bluetooth device startup based in the KC Startup Village collected nearly $1M in investments. They'll likely soon grow out of the village. Where will they go?

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... l?page=all

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