Could Leap.it be the next Sprint, Cerner, AMC? A message from Leap’s CEO

Last night it was quite an honor for all of us in the village to spend 2 hours with Kansas City CEOs from Cerner, Sprint, AMC Entertainment, UMB Bank, Black & Veatch, KC Southern, Dunn, and Burns & McDonald. As […]

Inventables’ Success Combines Timing, Promotion and Hustle

How do you enter an emerging technological field and live long enough to taste success? If you’re Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables, you maintain unrelenting focus, pay attention to what’s most important and keep preachin’, baby. “I love building things, […]

BuluBox Co-founders Find the Right Formula

Most guys who find themselves at the office at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day either don’t have anyone to take out to begin with or needn’t bother going home. For Bulu Box co-founder Paul Jarrett, the exact opposite was true […]

Inventables at SXSW 2014

On Sunday I had the opportunity to visit the “Makers, Hackers and DIYers Unite at SXSW Create 2014” at the SXSW Interactive Festival. The Long Center hosted a diverse mix of innovative companies working on variety of products from drones […]

Taking a Science Fair Approach to Startup Networking

 Earlier this month, I attended Beta.MN hosted by one of our co-investors, Ryan Broshar of Confluence Capital in Minneapolis. This science fair-like event for startups was a fantastic opportunity for the more than one dozen companies to present and pitch […]