Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary curates a reading list about things related to entrepreneurship and business every week.
1. Changes to controversial social media policy considered by Kansas Board of Regents — Kansas City Business Journal
The Kansas Board of Regents may change a recently adopted policy about social media. The current policy allows universities to fire employees whose social media posts do not align with universities’ best interests. The proposed change would encourage universities to coach employees on responsible social media use.
2. Nebraska-based startup heading to Kansas City, will hire more employees — Silicon Prairie News
The Omaha-based startup MindMixer has announced plans to leave Nebraska in order to come to Kansas City. The online civic engagement platform company, which already has 28 employees in the metro, is making the move in order to unify all of the employees under one roof in the Crossroads district. With the move, MindMixer is expected to hire 85 more employees.
3. Think Big Partners to move and expand this fall — Silicon Prairie News
Think Big Partners have announced plans to move and expand its facility this fall. The move will keep them within city limits, as they are only moving one block over. The company will add capacity to accommodate larger companies within the building.
4. Google Glass goes on sale for one day only — Kansas City Business Journal
Google Glass is available for the general public for the first time April 15. For one day only, Google is allowing anyone to purchase the high-profile wearable technology. Recently, members of the Kansas City Symphony were fitted with the high tech hardware and posted a video of their rehearsal, which can be found here.
5. Kansas City takes on the 2014 NASA Space Apps Challenge — The Hale Center for Journalism
Kansas City participated in the 2014 NASA Space Apps Challenge over the weekend. Ingenology, a startup incubator, hosted a weekend-long hackathon for local entrepreneurs, developers, designers, students and marketers to work on three projects ranging from wearable technology to the personalization of satellite imagery. The teams submitted their projects to NASA and will wait for the results of the challenge in the coming weeks.