[POLL] Who will win the World Series (aka #SiliconSeries)?

The stage is set. The teams are ready. The 2014 World Series is here! It’s a battle between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. But it’s more than that, really. SF representing the historic Silicon Valley and KC representing

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Google Fiber Upgrade – Hello Wireless 802.11ac!

Google Fiber on the Scene

For almost two years, the 4454 House in the Kansas City Startup Village has been connected to Google Fiber. Needless to say, the startup entrepreneurs have been on cloud nine as they enjoy some of the fastest broadband speeds in the

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Village Talk on Tech Circuit – KMBZ Business Channel 1660 AM

Tech Circuit - KCSV

On April 30, KCSV co-leader Matthew Marcus (@TheMarcus) took a moment to speak with Krista Klaus and the rest of the panel on KMBZ Business Channel 1660 AM’s “Tech Circuit” radio show. Tech Circuit is Kansas City’s only radio program dedicated

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Announcing the KCSV Committee

Circle of Resource

As the KCSV enters into year two of it’s existence, many of the co-leaders, supporters and followers have been asking the question, “what’s next?” The village has certainly seen some amazing growth and prosperity since it’s humble beginnings in late

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February 6, 2014: In Kansas City, Kansas it is now EyeVerify Day!

EyeVerify Proclamation

The accolades for start-up EyeVerify, and it’s CEO Toby Rush, keep rolling in. Today is officially EyeVerify Day in Kansas City, Kansas. KCK Mayor Mark Holland made the proclamation this evening at the Wyandotte County Commission Meeting. “”EyeVerify has been recognized

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Fiber Fridays! Episode 6 – Amazon Prime Air in the KCSV?

A drone-style helicopter flying over the KCSV.

So, this week on Fiber Friday we’ll be testing out bitorrent speeds from … WTF!? What’s that in the sky!!?? Are we being attacked by aliens? Is it Independence Day?? #takecover Nope, that’s just Teams Hoopla.io and Handprint testing out the

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Growth Hacker Strategies in the KCSV


Founders in the KCSV talk about their growth hacker strategies, what works and what doesn’t So have you heard about this new growth hacking thing? Sure you have. You’ve already read Andrew Chen’s article that’s been circulating around the internet

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EyeVerify continues to ride the wave after winning International Get in the Ring Pitch competition

Toby Rush beats out the global competition. Accompanied by Tom Ruhe, VP Entrepreneurship at Kauffman and Hendrik Halbe, GITR Host.

The confetti has been swept away. The champagne bottles collect dust in the recycling bin. The resounding trumpets have quieted. And the enthusiastic, cheering crowds have now, respectively, gone back home.            I spoke with Toby

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EyeVerify Wins The GITR Finals!

KCSV startup EyeVerify won the Get In The Ring (GITR) world finals, which includes a prize of 1 million euros! Thanks to everyone who voted!  [View the story “EyeVerify Battles For The Prize in Rotterdam!” on Storify]

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EyeVerify takes The Belt at Get in the Ring: The American Start-Up Clash

Toby Rush, EyeVerify CEO, is presented with the winning belt by Mayor Sly James, and event emcee James Digby.  The enthusiasm and momentum for EyeVerify–a KCSV start-up and a  biometrics security system for mobile apps that provides secure authentication using eye

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