startups http://kbia.org en UMKC’s new ‘Digital Sandbox’ joins a growing list of startup incubators in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/umkc-s-new-digital-sandbox-joins-growing-list-startup-incubators-missouri <p>The University of Missouri-Kansas City's Innovation Center is starting a new program to help entrepreneurs build sustainable high-tech startups and create jobs.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon and top executives from Sprint, Hallmark, Cernert Corp. and other businesses will be at the university Friday to inaugurate the Digital Sandbox KC.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:23:36 +0000 Scott Pham & Associated Press 28112 at http://kbia.org UMKC’s new ‘Digital Sandbox’ joins a growing list of startup incubators in Missouri Entrepreneurship increases in economic recession, new study says http://kbia.org/post/entrepreneurship-increases-economic-recession-new-study-says <p>Microsoft, Staples, and SouthWest Airlines.</p><p>What do these companies have in common? Yes, they&#39;re big companies, they employ a lot of people and they&#39;re successful. But here&#39;s one more thing--all of these companies were created in a period of economic downturn. &nbsp;The Fortune 500 is littered with stories like this.</p><p>Business Beat spoke with Maria Figueroa-Armijos who&#39;s one of the authors of a new study which suggests that certain types of entrepreneurs are on the rise and it&rsquo;s not in spite of the recession--it&rsquo;s because of it.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 23:06:24 +0000 Scott Pham 18578 at http://kbia.org Entrepreneurship increases in economic recession, new study says Columbia's tech scene searches high and low for talent http://kbia.org/post/columbias-tech-scene-searches-high-and-low-talent <p>Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia&rsquo;s economy is pretty good. &nbsp;Unemployment is well below the national average. &nbsp;But the numbers can also tell a different story, one where massive changes are already underway. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:44:40 +0000 Scott Pham 16247 at http://kbia.org Columbia's tech scene searches high and low for talent Columbia startup Zapier launches publicly, moves to California http://kbia.org/post/columbia-startup-zapier-launches-publicly-moves-california <p>The Columbia based tech company <a href="https://zapier.com/">Zapier </a>is less than one year old but it&rsquo;s already caught the attention of Silicon Valley.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:24:20 +0000 Scott Pham 16227 at http://kbia.org Columbia startup Zapier launches publicly, moves to California