Kyle Geary — The Hale Center For Journalism
Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary brings you a curated reading list about things related to entrepreneurship and business every Monday.
1. Net Neutrality ruling a concern for local startups — The Hale Center For Journalism
Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled to strike down net neutrality regulations for Internet service providers. Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary spoke with local entrepreneurs to find out what the possible repercussions could be.
2. Think Big unveils new accelerator group — Kansas City Business Journal
Think Big, a Kansas City-based business incubator and coworking space, unveiled a new accelerator program. The new program lasts six months per session and is aimed towards growth-phase startups instead of early-stage ones.
3. Tom McDonnell and the Kauffman Foundation refocus on Kansas City — Kansas City Star
Tom McDonnell, CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, is profiled in this Kansas City Star story. The piece describes McDonnell as a man of the city, a stark difference from the last CEO of the foundation. A year into his executive role, he is portrayed as one who is bringing the foundation’s attention back toward Kansas City.
4. Betablox looks to new direction for more success — Silicon Prairie News
Kansas City–based Betablox is changing direction in order to be more successful. The company has changed from a business accelerator, with startups working at a sprint, into a long-term incubator and mentorship program, with startups functioning at more of a marathon pace. The company hopes that this rebranding will lead to more startup successes.
5. Russell Stover explores option to sell company —Kansas City Business Journal
The Ward family, which owns Russell Stover Candies Inc. and Whitman’s Candies Inc. has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to seek out offers for the company.