startup weekend http://kbia.org en Exploding manure pits; startup business competition http://kbia.org/post/exploding-manure-pits-startup-business-competition <p></p><p>It’s about that time of year when hog farmers begin the annual process of pumping a year’s worth of manure out of the pits under their barns. The nutrient-rich slurry will fertilize cropland. But there’s an ongoing problem in these pits: a mysterious foam that sometimes forms on the manure. As Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer explains, no one quite understands why gases get trapped in the pits, but the foam has been causing explosions. That’s right; this is a story about exploding manure pits.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:53:42 +0000 Kristofor Husted 40800 at http://kbia.org Exploding manure pits; startup business competition How the employers of the future get their start in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/how-employers-future-get-their-start-columbia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the Como Explained team goes to Startup Weekend, the premier event for Columbia's booming (really!) tech scene:</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:30:48 +0000 Scott Pham 40790 at http://kbia.org How the employers of the future get their start in Columbia Columbia's Startup Weekend draws entrepreneurs with stories to tell http://kbia.org/post/columbias-startup-weekend-draws-entrepreneurs-stories-tell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Startups are an important part of any community, but they’re especially important for a city that’s adding population, but shedding jobs in sectors like manufacturing. Businesses that are being built now could be the badly needed employers of the future.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:30:45 +0000 Scott Pham 40758 at http://kbia.org Columbia's Startup Weekend draws entrepreneurs with stories to tell From sketches to pitches at Startup Weekend http://kbia.org/post/sketches-pitches-startup-weekend <p>Last Friday, more than a hundred would-be entrepreneurs got together for an annual event called Startup Weekend. &nbsp;The fast paced, company building workshop brings big ideas down to earth in just 54 hours. &nbsp;125 participants with laptop and smartphones gather to build small, lean companies that might grow into something much bigger.</p><p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:06:47 +0000 Scott Pham & Janet Saidi 22345 at http://kbia.org From sketches to pitches at Startup Weekend