August Innovation Festival Will Celebrate KC Leadership In Bioscience
July 31, 2022 by William Crumpler
BioKansas is organizing the three day Innovation Festival beginning on August 4th, 2022. Innovation Festival is an economic, workforce and community development effort meant to celebrate the role the Midwest plays in driving innovation.
The Enterprise Center Offers Student Connectivity Support and Digital Inclusion Training for Chattanooga Residents
July 10, 2022 by William Crumpler
The Enterprise Center is a peer organization of KC Digital Drive that manages a range of digital inclusion programs aimed at improving connectivity and access to digital technologies in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three of the most important are the Quick Connect and HCS EdConnect programs, which helped Chattanooga residents stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, and […]
University Health Takes Advantage of New Apple Health Data Sharing Options
July 6, 2022 by William Crumpler
University Health is one of the first health systems in the nation to take advantage of a new update to Apple’s Health app that makes it easier for physicians to access the health data collected by their patients’ personal devices and wearables. Dr. David Voran is currently leading an effort across University Health to encourage the adoption of these tools and explore how physicians can take advantage of the data to improve treatment outcomes.
Missouri Broadband Office Readies Itself to Administer Federal Broadband Funding
June 16, 2022 by William Crumpler
On June 3rd the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion hosted BJ Tanksley, Director of Missouri’s Office of Broadband Deployment, who spoke about the upcoming opportunities to use state and federal funds to support digital inclusion efforts throughout the region.
AR/VR Heartland Developer Challenge Demo Day
February 14, 2022 by William Crumpler
On February 3rd, KC Digital Drive hosted a demo day at the T-Mobile campus for the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Heartland Developer Challenge, a year-long program to bring together entrepreneurs, hackers, makers, developers, and other creative minds with the goal of building AR applications that solve local problems. The full list of developers who presented […]
Comeback KC Ventures Announces Its First 7 Fellows
January 29, 2022 by KC Digital Drive
Kansas City innovators get support to accelerate KC’s comeback from COVID-19. Seven Kansas City tech startups have taken the leap to launch new technologies and startups in response to challenges posed by COVID-19 — and have received technical and financial assistance through Comeback KC Ventures. These innovations were conceived after two years of the coronavirus […]
Comeback KC Ventures Program Hosts ‘Business Canvas’ Workshop on Jan 27, 2022
January 19, 2022 by William Crumpler
KC Digital Drive will host a virtual workshop on Thursday, Jan. 27, aimed at advancing promising start-up business ideas that surfaced over the past year.
Comeback KC Ventures Holds First Innovation Showcase to Highlight KC Entrepreneurs
November 29, 2021 by William Crumpler
On November 11th, the Comeback KC Ventures program held its first Innovation Showcase, highlighting 12 entrepreneurs who are developing new products and services in response to COVID-19. The full list of entrepreneurs who presented can be found below, along with a brief description of their solution and a link to a recording of their presentation. […]
KC Digital Drive Air Sensors Project Named MetroLab Network & GovTech’s Innovation of the Month
October 8, 2021 by William Crumpler
KC Digital Drive’s Air Quality Sensors project was recently highlighted as part of MetroLab Network and Government Technology’s Innovation of the Month Series, which highlights impactful tech, data and innovation projects underway between cities and universities. The sensor project is focused on reducing air pollution in COVID-19 hot beds and improving overall air quality using citizen-accessible data and sensors.
Comeback KC Ventures Launches Fellowship Program
October 7, 2021 by William Crumpler
KC Digital Drive and the UMKC Innovation Center are seeking to recruit 20 entrepreneurial fellows as part of a project to fund and support innovative solutions for needs exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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