Safely Delicious – Lisa Ragan – September 6th

Safely Delicious – Lisa Ragan – September 6th


As a mom of four children with multiple food allergies, I have been cooking allergen-free since 2004.  Not wanting my kids or anyone else with food allergies to feel excluded at school, birthday parties, social events, etc., I created snacks that looked and tasted similar to what others were eating, but were free of the food allergens they had to avoid and still tasted delicious.  Many years later, Safely Delicious™ was born.  Safely Delicious™ snacks are free of Gluten, Dairy, Peanut, Tree Nuts, Soy and Egg and are made in a dedicated commercial facility free of these allergens.  Safely Delicious™ snack bites are sweet and crunchy, Vegan, have no cholesterol, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and no preservatives, and are an excellent source of iron.

 

Website – www.SafelyDelicious.com

Email – CustomerService@SafelyDelicious.com

Facebook – Safely Delicious

Twitter – @SafelyDelicious

Instagram – SafelyDelicious

Pinterest – Safely Delicious

Homebase.ai – Blake Miller – August 2nd

Homebase.ai – Blake Miller – August 2nd

Homebase.ai was founded in February 2016 as a corporate innovation partnership between Think Big Labs and Sunflower Development Group. Sunflower was looking to develop a smarter apartment building to produce a building with energy efficiency and cost savings, but to provide a better living experience for their residents.

Homebase.ai is a smart apartment management platform that modernizes and simplifies property management by merging community management tools with intelligent building automation.  With Homebase.ai, multi-family residents experience state-of-the-art living experiences with smart home devices – locks, thermostats, lights, security, amenities, and communications tools.

Property managers benefit from intelligent building automation with cloud-based device data, device control, and streamlined resident communications with payment capabilities.  The Connected Manager Platform provides immediate and seamless ways to communicate with residents, automate rent collection, and enable accountable, stress-free maintenance. Homebase.ai integrates with commercially available connected home and building automation devices to provide a real-time, comprehensive view of building health and resident happiness.

http://twitter.com/HomebaseAI

blake@homebase.ai

From the Ground Up Photography – Cheryl Schoenberg – August 2nd

From the Ground Up Photography – Cheryl Schoenberg – August 2nd

From the ground UP photography provides drone, construction and architectural photography services to meet your needs. We document your project professionally from pre-construction survey to job completion. We provide you, our client, with an extensive collection of full size and web size digital images for your future use in web design, marketing materials, and client interaction. You are granted full reproduction rights to all images. Additionally, we can design photobooks for your use in marketing or for gifts for your client or architect.

info@ftgup.net

Cheryl@ftgup.net
913-660-5270

http://fromthegroundupphotography.com/
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Matt Callegari (Idea Jab) – May 3rd

Matt Callegari (Idea Jab) – May 3rd

What is the overarching goal of Idea Jab?

We’ve discovered a huge opportunity in gamifying ideation activities and we’re extremely excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.  Due to the overwhelming support we’ve received from educators, we’ve been thinking about developing classroom specific products based on our original game.  We’ve also done demos at local startups and mid-sized businesses who have requested that we make versions tailored to their needs.  We would like to start developing an extensive line of products for both markets – and a lot more.

Kevin Williams (WISE Distributed Energy) – May 3rd

Kevin Williams (WISE Distributed Energy) – May 3rd

WISE Distributed Energy (WISE) patented technology will be a game- changer for energy consumers.  WISE was started in 2009 to develop an innovative smart grid technology; research and development resulted in multiple patent application awards in 2016 for a personal energy system (PES) and a distributed energy source system. WISE is positioned to commercialize the patents using intelligent storage (WISE POD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) (WISE Controller). With our patents, we can increase consumer adoption of advanced technology, now.

 

Website: http://www.willcoenergy.com/

Email: kevin.williams@willcoenergy.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Getwisepower

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Get_WISE_POWER

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wisedistributedenergy

Ruby Jean’s Juicery (Chris Goode) – April 5th

Ruby Jean’s Juicery is Kansas City’s top Juice Bar serving fresh cold-pressed juice, performance shakes, smoothies and healthy bites. Ruby Jean’s is a place meant for relaxation in a fresh, hip, one of a kind environment. There is life in fruits and vegetables and that same life and passion are cornerstones of the Ruby Jean’s brand.

 

www.rubyjeansjuicery.com

www.facebook.com/rubyjeansjuicery

www.instagram.com/rubyjeansjuicery

www.twitter.com/rubyjeansjuice

Email – info@rubyjeansjuicery.com

Read This Guided Journals (Annie Presley and Christy Howard) – April 5th

Read This Guided Journals (Annie Presley and Christy Howard) – April 5th

Read This… guided journals help you tell your story. They become keepsakes. The series is designed to engage, educate and inspire the “ultimate author” to organize their stuff, their stories and the emotional journeys of their lives – to “capture life’s treasures.”

Read This… When I’m Dead has been enthusiastically received throughout the country. The book makes it easy to gather important information and fun facts for your heirs. Yes this can be fun! Be sure your heirs know where it is!

www.ReadThis.guru

annie@ReadThis.guru

christy@ReadThis.guru

Twitter: @ReadThisGuru

Instagram: ReadThisGuru

YouTube:  Read This Guru

Pinterest:  Read This Guru

Joe Dunn with Nutrilyze – Feb. 1st

Joe Dunn with Nutrilyze – Feb. 1st

Nutrilyze scores the nutrition of restaurant meals personalized to the user based on individual dietary needs, body measurements and physical activity.

Website: nutrilyze.com

Facebook: Nutrilyze
Instagram: @Nutrilyze
Twitter: @Nutrilyze
Email: jdunn@nutrilyze.com

Shashaanka Ashili with SmartDrivinc – Feb. 1st

Shashaanka Ashili with SmartDrivinc – Feb. 1st

SmartDrivinc’s patent pending solution is focused on unveiling and mitigating the carrier’s risk to smartphone distraction. It is proven to reduce distraction and has a pathway to control losses while increasing customer acquisition and retention. Smart Drivinc had graduated from Global Insurance Accelerator and also the winner of ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge (AIIC-2016) from Des Moines.

www.SmartDrivinc.com
www.twitter.com/SmartDrivinc
www.facebook.com/smartdrivinc
shashi@smartdrivinc.com
(484) 374-2744

Ryan Rambo (GSI Global) – Jan 4th.

Ryan Rambo (GSI Global) – Jan 4th.

Ryan Rambo is the President of Global Security and Intelligence (GSI) based in Lansing, KS. Ryan is a retired U.S. Army officer and counterintelligence special agent. As a counterintelligence special agent, Ryan served in the special operations community and in a classified strategic intelligence collection program. He is an expert in security program development and implementation, and the collection capabilities and modus operandi of foreign intelligence entities, international terrorist organizations, and the Insider Threat.

GSI is a security company, specializing in counterintelligence, that protects American businesses from a wide range of threats. GSI’s program is called the R3AP Integrated Procedure and includes security program development, threat awareness training, and analysis/production on relevant threat topics. In addition, GSI emphasizes protection of the individual by teaching them how to recognize, react, and report potential foreign intelligence, terrorist, and Insider Threat activities. GSI’s R3AP Integrated Procedure enhances all other organic security programs.

ryan@gsiglobal.net
www.gsiglobal.net
Facebook: @gsimain
Twitter: @gsimain

John Kreicbergs with AppTapp

John Kreicbergs with AppTapp

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AppTapp is the premier event technology platform for amplifying guest engagement, interaction and experience at festivals, events, venues and destinations.

– What’s the backstory on AppTapp? How did it come to be?
– What’s the structure of the company? How many people are on the team?
– How are you currently supporting the company? Bootstrapping? Investment?
– What are your paths to revenue? Exit strategy?
– Where do you see the company in 2-3 years?

Mitzi Dulan with SimplyFuel

Mitzi Dulan with SimplyFuel

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SimplyFUEL is a natural food start-up company that fuels with deliciousness in every bite and makes getting your protein easy. simplyFUEL protein balls are made with simple, clean, high-quality ingredients with protein and probiotics. Founded by nationally known nutrition expert, Mitzi Dulan, RD, who is the Team Nutritionist for the World Championship Kansas City Royals. Mitzi has appeared on CNN, Dr. Oz, and LIVE! with Kelly & Michal and co-authored The All-Pro Diet with NFL Future Hall-of-Famer, Tony Gonzalez. Some of the biggest simplyFUEL protein ball fans include many of the boys in blue but the biggest fan is All-Star Game MVP, Eric Hosmer.

The simplyFUEL story goes like this…as the Team Sports Nutritionist for the KC Royals, Mitzi decided to make her insanely popular protein balls (her recipe went viral on Pinterest) for the Kansas City Royals towards the end of their regular season last year. The players loved and, well, two games later, the Royals clinched the division for the first time in 30 years! The Kansas City media went crazy about her protein ball story and random people in town who met Mitzi said they had heard about her protein balls. The sports radio stations were talking about her protein balls. And, in baseball, they are superstitious so she kept making the same protein ball recipe for the players throughout the playoffs and then the World Series and then the Royals were crowned 2015 MLB World Champions! Lots of people asked her to make protein balls for them and this is how she started simplyFUEL.

www.simplyFuel.com

David Cotter with Prime Residential Management LLC

David Cotter with Prime Residential Management LLC

Prime Residential Management takes the headache out of home ownership! PRIME has created a unique service model that allows homeowners to live a maintenance-free lifestyle. This model allows homeowners to save time, money, and energy and gives them more time to spend with their family or friends. Look at it like a concierge service, just for your home!

Questions:
1) How did you come up with this model?
2) What do your clients love about this service?
3) Where do you see your growth coming from in the coming months?
4) What are your long-term plans?
5) What has been the biggest challenge thus far?

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Laura Steward with Video Fizz

Laura Steward with Video Fizz

VideoFizz (www.VideoFizz.com) is a free award-winning mobile app platform that makes it easy to create montage videos for any occasion. Record a video greeting and invite others to do the same. VideoFizz automatically combines all videos with music and a personalized animation. The final compilation can be emailed privately or shared socially on shared on Facebook and Twitter.

Q&A:

1. What is different or proprietary about your product than other video creating products on the market?
2. How are you funding your start-up?
3. How did you come up with this idea and validate it?
4. What future development is already planned?
5. Do you have a background in technology and how has your background prepared you for this business?

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Laura Steward with Video Fizz -Sept. 7

Laura Steward with Video Fizz -Sept. 7

VideoFizz (www.VideoFizz.com) is a free award-winning mobile app platform that makes it easy to create montage videos for any occasion. Record a video greeting and invite others to do the same. VideoFizz automatically combines all videos with music and a personalized animation. The final compilation can be emailed privately or shared socially on shared on Facebook and Twitter.

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Cote Munizage – Sept. 7

Cote is a fashion and interior designer who is influenced by the places she’s lived. Chilean-born Cote comes to Kansas City after living in Israel, bringing with her a choice collection of fabrics, objects, and art from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. She continues to collect and trade unique and one of a kind pieces and at times restores them to create timeless ambiences. Cote is a certified interior designer that trained in baroque antique restoration with the renowned Robert Cohen of Jerusalem. Find out how she maintains a multi-continent audience as she establishes roots in Kansas City. http://www.cotemunizaga.com

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Spencer Carlson – 2020 Adventures, LLC – August 3rd

Spencer Carlson – 2020 Adventures, LLC – August 3rd

2020 Adventures connects travelers to trusted locals in the destinations in which they are traveling to help with travel planning and local guidance. On our site, travelers map search through profiles of vetted locals, then have the ability to message and book them to be their personal, local guide directly on the site. As a secondary source of revenue, 2020 Adventures also helps with the planning and booking of small and large group trips to over 40 countries across the globe.

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Komal Choong – Zohr Mobile Tire Service – August 3rd

Komal Choong – Zohr Mobile Tire Service – August 3rd

ZOHR is Kansas City’s premier mobile tire service that brings the tire shop directly to your doorstep, saving you time, money and hassle. We sell all brands of tires at unbeatable prices and install them on-site. We also offer a complete catalog of other services including puncture repair, tire rotations and wheel rebalancing.

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Mike Meyer – July 6th

Mike Meyer – July 6th

Band of Angels collects used music instruments from those who no longer want them and helps make them available to kids in need who couldn’t otherwise afford them. Donated instruments are refurbished and restored to playing condition before given to a student. Cash donations are accepted also, which are used to purchase instruments. With these instruments, students can join their school’s band and orchestra programs. Also, funds raised help send students to summer music camp with full scholarships.

Founder Mike Meyer will discuss the challenges of creating a 501c3 charity from scratch.

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Brian Toone from Contra Software

Brian Toone from Contra Software

Wardy’s proprietary, one-of-a-kind platform and exclusive marketplace provides Networks & Studios the retail
backbone necessary to monetize the products being worn on their shows. It is the first ever software platform that readily integrates product placement into feature film and TV productions.

Wardy provides industry specific tools to the fashion trendsetters of the world, automatically pulling wardrobe data from the source (Costume Designers and Celebrity Stylist) and exposing this information to consumers.

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Nicole Emanuel – InterUrban ArtHouse

Nicole Emanuel – InterUrban ArtHouse

A painter, sculpture and arts organizer, Nicole is well known as the Founder and Executive Director of the InterUrban ArtHouse in Downtown Overland Park whose mission is to enrich the cultural and economic vibrancy of the community by creating a place where artists and creative industries can work and prosper in an affordable, sustainable and inclusive environment. Her other achievements include running the local Artsmart Program, plus being an NEA, and ArtsKC grants recipient. She knows no bounds, being influenced by the many places she’s spent time in, including South Africa, New York, San Francisco and Kansas City. As well influenced by her creative lineage including drawing with her great-uncle Vladimir Golschmann who was friends with Picasso. Her degrees include a BFA in painting from the KCAI. http://www.interurbanarthouse.org/

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Liliana Younger – Mobility Designed – May 4th

Liliana Younger – Mobility Designed – May 4th

Mobility Designed is a medical device company, located in Kansas City and focused on creating pain free mobility aids for people with walking challenges. Our first product, the M+D Crutch is planned to go into production in summer 2016, is a revolutionizing crutch that uses the elbow as the main point of support. The M+D Crutch provides support that allows users to walk further and be more active without pain to their hands, wrists and armpits.
At Mobility Designed we believe the status quo is not good enough. We believe better quality of life can be achieved through improved mobility, and our mission is to create mobility devices that combine a painless experience and an elevated aesthetic.

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Tracy Ford – Virtutecture – May 4th

Tracy Ford – Virtutecture – May 4th

Virtutecture provides virtual reality simulations for real estate, architecture, and engineering
firms that allow their clients to physically walk through their building before it is built. We
provide the services to take a traditional 3d model or drawings, convert it into a real time
simulation, and present it. Unlike 3d animation frms that create animation videos, we create
an immersive environment in which the user is free to move as they please. Our simulations
are completely customized to the clients preferences, and range from an empty room used to
show lighting and space, to a realistic building with people, sound, and animations.

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Chocolate Cork – April 6th

Chocolate Cork – April 6th

Chocolate Cork is where chocolate meets wine in perfectly paired classes, kits and events. While many people have attended a wine tasting, few have ever been to a chocolate tasting. In Chocolate Cork classes and events, tasters have fun learning about the history of chocolate, how to taste chocolate (there really is a method!), how to pair chocolate with wine and get to experience firsthand the “AAAHHHHH” moment a perfect pairing creates. www.thechocolatecork.com

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Premier Elder Solutions LLC – April 6th

Mark and Susan Tyrrell will be presenting Premier Elder Solutions. Premier Elder Solutions is a web-based service that exists to help families manage the complexities of elder support and the associated administrative, social and clinical experiences. We provide a central place to create, store and share a plan for loved ones. Our goal is to help families get through difficult life experiences and provide ways to easily document and share information, find solutions and be fully prepared for supporting their loved ones as they age.

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Liliana Younger from Mobility Designed

Liliana Younger from Mobility Designed

Mobility Designed is a medical device company, located in Kansas City and focused on creating pain free mobility aids for people with walking challenges. Our first product, the M+D Crutch is planned to go into production in summer 2016, is a revolutionizing crutch that uses the elbow as the main point of support. The M+D Crutch provides support that allows users to walk further and be more active without pain to their hands, wrists and armpits.

At Mobility Designed we believe the status quo is not good enough. We believe better quality of life can be achieved through improved mobility, and our mission is to create mobility devices that combine a painless experience and an elevated esthetic.

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Dr. Ron Barrett & Richard Bramlette

Dr. Ron Barrett & Richard Bramlette

Edissey, LLC – QuadRocket
Edissey, LLC is a new start-up company centered on advancing new aerospace configurations and technologies. The aircraft which are being pioneered by Edissey, LLC are unique in both configuration and capabilities. They hover with efficiencies greater than many helicopters, but then can flip 90 deg. and dash like a missile. They have very low drag coefficients and are extremely efficient. The smallest of the aircraft produced is called the XQ-139µ “QuadRocket” and weighs less than an ounce. The largest weighs in at nearly 20 lbs as the XQ-139B “BeastHawk.” In the Fall of 2015 a QuadRocket set an unofficial world quadcopter speed record of 133mph.

Website: www.quadrkt.com
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Mike Sewell with StepNPull

Mike Sewell with StepNPull

StepNpull® is a foot operated door opener that works on any latch-less commercial wood or metal door. It gives you the option of pulling the door open with your foot instead of grabbing the handle. When you invest in making your restrooms touch free, yet your customers are still having to touch the dirty door handle, what’s the point? StepNpull® foot operated door openers offer a low-cost and effective way to ensure your customers have germ-free option when exiting your restroom. Simply step and pull, it’s that easy! Stepnpull.com

Joshua Schukman

Joshua Schukman

Social Change Nation is an online hub for startups that want to make a dollar AND a difference. It provides one-on-one coaching to early stage social entrepreneurs, a free podcast featuring wisdom from established social entrepreneurs, and also consults directly with established companies that seek to add social good to their brands.

Questions:

1.) How do you monetize an online content portal?
2.) Why would a podcast be important for a business?
3.) Why would a traditional company pursue social entrepreneurship?
4.) How do social entrepreneurs measure success?
5.) Are social entrepreneurs for or non profit?