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1. Sprint Accelerator announces first 10 startups for inaugural program. — Silicon Prairie News
The Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City has announced the 10 startups for its inaugural class. The group of startups feature products ranging from animal activity tracking to an app that aims to stop sexual assault. The startups will have three months of mentorship that lead up to a “demo day” where they will pitch their startups to a group of investors.
2. UMKC wins grant to create national HIV resource center — Kansas City Business Journal
The University of Missouri – Kansas City school of Nursing and Health Studies has been awarded a $7 million grant to create the National Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network Resource Center. The grant will be received over five years in $1.4 million payments.
3. KCPT profiles Nate Olson of the Kauffman Foundation — The Hale Center For Journalism
Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary profiled Nate Olson of the Kauffman Foundation. Olson is the co-creator of 1 Million Cups, the nationwide weekly morning meeting of entrepreneurs. At 24 years old, Olson manages the growth of the program as it expands to over 30 cities across the country.
4. KU Medical School wins accreditation despite concerns — Lawrence Journal World
The University of Kansas School of Medicine has received full accreditation for eight years, despite two non-compliance issues. The accreditation organization, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, cited a lack of diversity as a concern while also stating that the school must improve in six separate areas by August 2015.
5. Lawrence company wins contract for NASA drones — Kansas City Business Journal
Lawrence-based Kalscott Engineering Inc. has been awarded a contract to build drones to service NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The company won the contract through NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program and may serve other governmental purposes including military missions.