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Best ways to save money at a restaurant
It’s easier than you think to save some cash when you dine out.
Dairy Queen owner brought to tears by kind note from former employee
A touching tribute about life after fast food.
BMW to test autonomous cars In China
Two year project.
Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US
Less than $3 in 30 states.
Witch Fingers: They're creepy and delicious
Don't be fooled by these elongated fruits.
$845,000 Porsche supercar catches fire at gas station
That’s one way to burn through $845,000.
‘Amy’s Baking Company’ owner allegedly threatens customer with knife
The folks behind Amy’s Baking Company are making headlines again.
Octogenarian food critic whose Olive Garden review went viral takes on Applebee’s
The grandmother provides a favorable review of America's neighborhood restaurant.
2015 Ford F-150 claims towing, payload titles
The reigning king of pickup sales is claiming two crowns.
First 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat sells for $825,000
Muscle car brings in the charity bucks.
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Here’s what Willamette MBA Angel Fund’s Wade Brooks looks for in deals
In its first three years, an angel investment fund typically loses about 50 percent of its deals, says Wade Brooks, keynote speaker at Thursday’s Great Plains Capital Conference in Wichita. That’s because businesses that fail often fail fast. But if fund managers have invested wisely, conditions start to turn around, he says. By the fourth or fifth years, investors can begin to benefit from company sales that start to make up for the losses — but only if businesses are being sold at 10 or…
Two Wichita Jimmy John’s stores hit by data breach
Two of the four Jimmy John’s locations in Wichita appear to have been affected by a security breach that involved an intruder accessing customer credit and debit card data. Jimmy John’s released on its website a list of 216 stores that were affected by the incident. They included the Wichita sites at 517 Hillside Ave., impacted between July 1 and Aug. 3, and 340 N. Rock Road, impacted from July 1 and Aug. 1. Jimmy John’s says an intruder stole log-in credentials from the company’s point-of-sale…
Born at Startup Weekend, 54 Hour Game Company moves into downtown office (Video)
54 Hour Game Company, which produced a game that won Wichita’s most recent Startup Weekend, has moved into an office at 125 N. Market downtown. The office space, on the 14th floor of the building formerly known as Wichita Executive Centre, will be free for a year as part of a Startup Weekend prize package. The 54 Hour group includes co-owners Michael Neth and Michelle Frikken, along with other team members Matthew Neth, James Young and Dominic Greene. They formed a team at Startup Weekend to…
After dropouts, regulatory challenges, Hansen stays optimistic about Wichita code school potential
Note: I’m blogging for TechFlash about the experience of learning to code through the beta class of Wichita’s new code school. Here’s some background information about this project . Kenton Hansen and other local leaders working to establish a code school have had their ups and downs running a trial version of the program during the past few months. I’ve been taking part in the beta class, and it’s been hard to miss the fact that the number of students taking part has dwindled. And…
Wichita to Austin: Producing entrepreneurs at the Capital Factory (Video)
The last place we visited on the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 city-to-city visit was a spot downtown called the Capital Factory. It calls itself “Austin’s entrepreneurial center of gravity.” Austin’s entrepreneurs can, for a fee, use the Capital Factory’s space. The folks there took us on a tour. It has cubicles, open working spaces, conference rooms, private rooms and places to relax and look out over the Austin skyline. Walk through the office and you see names of startups…
Callcap’s new service automatically redacts recordings of customer credit card details
Callcap, a Wichita business that helps companies track and analyze customer service calls, has developed a new product to help its clients comply with credit card security standards. The new Protect+ service scans through recorded calls, looking for speech patterns that are consistent with the sharing of credit card details, says T.J. Frevert, vice president for product and technology at Callcap. The sensitive segments of the calls are then redacted without human intervention. Callcap says the…
Ulterius Technologies, HyperBorean among presenters at Great Plains Capital Conference
Two south-central Kansas startups, Ulterius Technologies of Wichita and HyperBorean of Winfield, will have a chance to pitch their companies to investors next week at the Great Plains Capital Conference. Ulterius has developed a data-processing device that encompasses a firewall, a router, a switch and Wi-Fi. The company says that in addition to consolidating these functions into a single piece of equipment, the system also allows data to be processed simultaneously instead of sequentially, making…
Guest post: Why we’re launching Wichita Startup Third Thursday
Note: Wichita already has a Final Friday arts night. Now, on the third Thursday of every month will be Wichita Startup Third Thursday, an informal event designed to bring together Wichita’s technology, business, design, student and other communities. The first gathering is at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at Public at the Brickyard in Old Town. Here’s a guest post from Jacqualyn Summervill of BalancedComp explaining some of the rationale behind the event. —Emily Behlmann I hate being left out. Working…
Wade Brooks, Portland educator and entrepreneur, to keynote Great Plains Capital Conference
Startups, investors and others at the Great Plains Capital Conference will hear a keynote presentation from longtime entrepreneur Wade Brooks, who co-founded and leads the Willamette University Angel Investment Fund in Portland. According to organizers of the Sept. 25 investment conference in Wichita, the fund Brooks co-created was the first graduate school angel fund in the nation. Willamette University says it operates an experiential learning program that brings MBA students into the deal flows…
Looking for 100 people who are reshaping the business world
Upstart Business Journal, a startup-focused publication affiliated with the Wichita Business Journal, is looking for the most creative and disruptive people in business today. The publication is accepting nominations for the Upstart 100 list. Upstart says it's looking for people who have created innovative products and platforms, who have launched startups that have disrupted an entire industry or who are funding bold new ideas, among other criteria. Full criteria and nomination details are on…

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