LaunchKC advances 20 businesses to competition finals

  LaunchKC announced today its selection of 20 tech entrepreneurs who will be in Kansas City in three weeks to compete for $500,000 in grants, and an opportunity to build their business enterprises here. The finalists were selected…

Joe’s KC teams up with Back Napkin for Downtown eatery

Two of Kansas City’s leading homegrown restaurant companies, Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que and Back Napkin Restaurant Group, have announced plans to open a new, collaborative dining and drinking establishment in the Kansas City Power &…

Downtown Office Summit reflects strength, optimism

The Downtown Council stage its first Downtown Office Summit on Wednesday at Corrigan Station. The event was a sell-out not only with Downtown business and civic leaders, but also with developers and potential office tenants who are closely watching…

LaunchKC application countdown reaches 2 (days)

The magic number number is down two! Tech entrepreneurs have only three days left before applications are due for the LaunchKC grants competition on Friday. And, there is MUCH at stake for tech startups. Not only will LaunchKC give out…

Countdown: 7 reasons & 7 days left to apply for LaunchKC

Tech entrepreneurs have only seven more days to apply for a share of the $500,000 funding pool offered by LaunchKC, the global grants competition. LaunchKC is in its third year of offering $500,000 in non-dilutive grants to tech startups,…

Loews Hotels to join with KC Hotel Developers on Convention Hotel

KANSAS CITY, MO - Loews Hotels & Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation, and KC Hotel Developers LLC announced a partnership this morning to build the new Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel.  Loews Hotels is a joint…

City Council clears path for Downtown convention hotel

The Downtown KC convention hotel has moved one critical steps closer to reality. The City Council approved an ordinance last week that convention hotel planners say is the last legislative approval needed to aim for a groundbreaking by early…

‘Entrepreneur’ ranks KC as 4th hottest for startups in U.S.

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Entrepreneur Magazine has selected Kansas City as one of nine,hot startup cities - no. 4 to be precise - that are not New York or San Francisco. KC is one of only two Midwestern cities on the top nine listing. "Ask someone to name cities…

Cue the countdown: 60 days left to apply for LaunchKC grant

Cue the countdown - there are only 60 days let for you to apply - or spread the word to potential applicants - for a slice of the $500,000 in LaunchKC grants. The application window closes on July 7. LaunchKC, the global grants competition…

LaunchKC to introduce grants competition to SxSW tech festival

LaunchKC, the Downtown Kansas City-based grants competition for tech startup businesses, will kick off its 2017 application process at the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW)  in Austin, Texas on Sunday. This year, LaunchKC…

LaunchKC opens 2017 grants application window today

LaunchKC, the global grants competition for tech entrepreneurs, will begin accepting applications today, Wednesday, March 1, for its third annual event - this year featuring a $100,000 grand prize grant. LaunchKC has awarded $1 million to…

LaunchKC to offer $100K grand prize; applications begin in 1 week

LaunchKC, the global grants competition for tech entrepreneurs, will begin accepting applications next Wednesday, March 1 for it third annual event - this year featuring a $100,000 grand prize grant. LaunchKC has awarded $1 million to 20…