|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.
|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…
|WSU networking center changing name, shifting focus to four areas of innovation
|Wichita State University’s Advanced Networking Research Institute has always worked with private business on the study of emerging technologies.
But under a new name and a new director, Ken Russell, the center is restructuring and shifting its focus.
The center will be called the Applied Technology Acceleration Institute. "Applied," Russell says, signifies that WSU faculty and students are partnering with businesses on practical problems, not sitting in an ivory tower releasing papers into the…
|NMotion UAS a finalist in Startup Voodoo’s “Most Promising” contest
|NMotion UAS, a Hesston-based company that develops unmanned aircraft systems for first responders, is one of five finalists in Startup Voodoo’s “Most Promising” startup contest.
Startup Voodoo is a new conference focused on the Midwest. It’s scheduled for Sept. 25 in St. Louis.
The conference sought nominees from across the region for the Most Promising Midwest Startup contest.
An overall winner will receive $10,000 in funding and services, including legal help from Polsinelli and marketing…
|USD 259 Wichita to incorporate 3D printing into middle school curriculum
|USD 259 Wichita is getting into the 3D printing game.
The district says it will use a $46,000 grant from Cargill Cares to equip its middle schools with 3D printers. The grant will be administered through USD 259’s career and technical education program. Eighteen 3D printers will be purchased.
The printers, which will be in use this year, will allow students to learn about an emerging technology and gain hands-on experience, district leaders say.
The use of 3D printing has become more mainstream…
|K-State helps form new company to accelerate technology development for food science, ag industries
|Kansas State University is partnering in a private development company that will aid in research and business development in the animal health, agriculture and food science industries.
The Bicknell Family Holding Co. and Michael Helmsetter, former president of MRIGlobal, are also helping to launch Technology Partners LLC, which is based in Leawood.
The LLC will be doing business as TechAccel.
Helmsetter is that company’s chief executive.
One of the main objectives of the new company is to perfect…
|UberX app is live in Wichita
|Uber Technologies Inc. is now offering its UberX service in Wichita.
Uber its a service that, through an app, connects people needing a ride with drivers who transport people using their own vehicles.
UberX is the lower-cost version. It relies on drivers who have relatively small vehicles such as the Toyota Prius, Honda Accord and Volkswagen Jetta.
Other options, available in some cities but not in Wichita, include the UberBlack, which uses luxury cars; UberSUV, with vehicles like the Chevrolet…
|AT&T names new Kansas president
|AT&T has named Mike Scott as the new president of AT&T Kansas.
Scott has been with AT&T for 29 years. He most recently served as AT&T Kansas’ vice president for external and legislative affairs.
He’s replacing Steve Hahn, who is taking on the president position for AT&T Oklahoma.
AT&T says Scott will be responsible for local, state and federal government relations on behalf of AT&T Kansas and for the further development of broadband services and communication technologies in the state. He…