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To transform the Kansas City region into an ecosystem for innovation.  Our Vision


Find out what's going on in the region.  Conferences, networking and educational events, meetups, funding opportunities - if it has to do with innovation, it's here.  See More.


Keep up with news in the KC Hub region including success stories of other innovators, new products and services, research breakthroughs and more.  Get the 411.

Developers, Be One of the First to Build on Windows 8 & Azure!

Silicon Prairie startup developers and entrepreneurs, Microsoft is providing you the opportunity of a lifetime. The launch of every new app store is exciting, but the launch of the Windows 8 app store presents startup with a very unique opportunity.

With Microsoft’s exisiting dominance in the operating system and office suite markets in conjunction with the upcoming availability of Windows 8, the ability to build on Microsoft platforms is becoming more important than ever.

That’s why Microsoft and Think Big Partners are hosting a free event for developers:

Taking the Leap

All Quiet on the (Mid)Western Front

If you've followed KC Hub for any length of time, you've probably noticed that we've been a little quieter than normal...okay, so a lot quieter.  It's not for lack of material; there have been more incredible things than ever happening in innovation/entrepreneurship in Kansas City and the region.

1) OneWeekKC -

2) Big Omaha -

3) Hack the Midwest -

4) Maker Faire -

5) Big 5 -

KC at Night

This list could go on and on, but this is a great top 5.

So if not for lack of material, why the silence?

Silicon Prairie - Map

1) Add your startup to the Silicon Prairie map

(thanks to Willis Jackson for pointing out SPN's map - it's awesome!)

2) Collaborate with others listed.

3) Join in the conversation on Facebook:


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Startup America

Startup America is a one-year old partnership of the government and private sector to drive entreprise creation and growth.

Startup Weekend is currently doing a drive to try to get the most startups signed up.  Have an early stage company?  Sign up today and join the movement:


KC Hub's Ryan Weber to Lead KCNext that we can finally let the cat out of the bag, congrats to KC Hub co-founder Ryan Weber as he steps into his new role as President of KCNext.

Ryan brings strong ties to entrepreneurship, innovation and angel funding to the table.  We're exciting about this step for Ryan, KCNext and the innovation community at large.