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Gigabit Community Fund enters second round of funding

July 12, 2017 by

The second round of Gigabit Community Fund projects from Mozilla is happening in participating cities this summer. This round is primarily focused on rewarding cities with workforce development- or education-related projects. Mozilla is also looking to reward cross-city projects, which bring two or more of the gigabit communities together, especially the two newest gigabit cities:Eugene, […]

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KCDDI continues group work at June Digital Inclusion meeting and recaps NDIA and other D.I. Summits

July 7, 2017 by

The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion met Friday, June 2, for another working group session. The National Digital Inclusion Alliance held its annual summit about two weeks prior. any Kansas City representatives attended, including Connecting for Good’s Tom Esselman and KC Digital Drive’s Aaron Deacon.. More than 250 attendees gathered for the Summit, held […]

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PlanIT Impact wins Smart City Works Infrastructure Actuator award

May 20, 2017 by

A new type of business accelerator geared toward infrastructure and construction businesses is up and running in Virginia, and Kansas City-based architecture startup PlanIT Impact has won a chance to participate in the business boot camp’s first year. Smart City Works, a non-profit business networking company, has found that construction and infrastructure startups require a […]

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CareConnext provides holistic solutions to cardiac failure

May 11, 2017 by

Elizabeth Blanchard Hills created her company, CareConnext, when, after on assignment as a TV healthcare journalist, she observed how many cardiac failure patients slip through the cracks at the point of discharge. Her idea initially was to create a series of videos to send home with patients to help them maintain their health regimens between […]

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aSTEAM Village attends FIRST World’s Robotics Competition and National Ten80 Competition

May 10, 2017 by

At the end of April, two teams from the Kansas City based nonprofit aSTEAM Village earned the opportunity to compete at one national and one international robotics competition. aSTEAM Village is an educational non profit whose mission is to “inspire students and families to pursue education and career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and […]

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KCDD’s Project Helix advances in RWJF Choosing Care Challenge

May 10, 2017 by

Kansas City Digital Drive’s health application, Project Helix, won $5,000 and advanced to the next round of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Choosing Care Challenge on April 24.Project Helix has the potential to win more funding in the final round: another $5,000 for third place, $15,000 for second place and $50,000 for first. RWJF’s Choosing […]

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Digital Inclusion hears from UMKC, Google Fiber and focuses on digital inclusion themes to address

May 10, 2017 by

April’s Digital Inclusion Coalition meeting included speakers Noah Worcester from UMKC and Rachel Merlo from Google Fiber before breaking into a workout session. Noah Worcester, UMKC Office of Digital Inclusion student organization president, spoke to the Coalition about creating digital equity within the UMKC school system. His organization has gone about identifying issues within the […]

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How Local Health Information Exchanges Are Changing the Patient Data Game

March 21, 2017 by

In this digital day and age, transferring information from one health provider to another seems like it would be fairly easy, especially as more providers shift to electronic medical records. Yet an intricate web of challenges—most notably varying interfaces, data input practices, organizational politics and privacy concerns—have hindered (and in most cases, prevented) the transfer […]

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