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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KC BizBeat Tells the Moblico Story

  KC BizBeat published a great article today about Moblico, the Kansas City startup that recently relocated to the KCSV.  Moblico CEO Pierre Barbeau is quoted in the article as saying,  “I’m impressed with what they have done in such

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Improving Your User Experience is as Easy As Cleaning Your Room

Messy room user experience.

A common sense crash-course for improving your user experience. My kids routinely do what all children do: they don’t clean their room, they leave the bathmat wet on the floor, they leave the cereal box out. The typical excuse is

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KCSV Birthday Block Party: Saturday, Oct. 5th


The Kansas City Startup Village is Turning One! It was only a year ago that the Kansas City Startup Village got its start – can you believe it? To celebrate all of our accomplishments and progress over the past year,

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KC BizBeat Blog with the Birthday Shout-Out

  Who doesn’t love being in the news? Furthermore, who doesn’t love their birthday being in the news? Um, we do. As the KCSV gears up for and exciting birthday celebration, it’s an honor to feel the support from the

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The First Entrepreneurial Village

E-Village Infographic

The KCSV is Kansas’ First Entrepreneurial Village The Kansas City Startup Village can add another “first ever” to it’s growing list of innovations. On July 11th, 2013, Network Kansas selected the KCSV as its first Entrepreneurship Village (E-Village). As such,

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EyeVerify Named Startup Of the Year by SPN

A "Golden Analog" award (a prairie dog like the SPN logo) proudly displayed in the EyeVerify office.

Toby Rush, CEO of EyeVerify, talks about dreaming bigger and bolder after winning SPN Startup of the Year. Not quite a month ago, on August 29th, 2013, KCSV startup EyeVerify was awarded “Startup of the Year” at the Silicon Prairie

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