|Recurrency can help sustain solo entrepreneurship, Wichita co-founder says
|Wichita entrepreneur Jonathan George says he's always tried to support fellow creators.
Now he and co-founder Brian Alvey have built a platform that makes it easier to do that on a recurring basis. They launched Recurrency Tuesday afternoon at the Launch Festival in San Francisco.
Recurrency lets individuals find creators online, including those who haven't set up a campaign or profile, and begin to give them $1 or more per week. It's a simple way to say, "I like what you're doing. Keep it up."
|Five individuals will be recognized with WBJ Innovation Awards
|The Wichita Business Journal announced on Monday 13 companies, organizations and projects that will be recognized at the first-ever Innovation Awards program.
However, a few nominees didn't quite fall into that category.
These are entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors and organizers whose bodies of work stand out over any single accomplishment.
Check them out in the attached slideshow.
The 13 organizations and five individual honorees will be recognized at a luncheon on May 6 at the Hyatt Regency…
|Wichita entrepreneur launches Recurrency crowdfunding platform
|Jonathan George's "Secret Project X" is no longer a secret.
The Wichita entrepreneur and co-founder Brian Alvey launched Recurrency live on stage at Launch Festival in San Francisco.
Recurrency, at Recurrency.us, is a crowdfunding platform that lets individuals find their favorite creators online and support them on a recurring basis, maybe with $1 or $2 per week, Alvey said during the group's pitch. When they set up the pledge, they post a message explaining the reason they're supporting that…
|Kansas to hold roundtables on drones
|The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Monday that it will hold a series of roundtable discussions on the use of drones, with agriculture being the first topic addressed.
KDOT said in a press release that the initial event will be held at 2 p.m., March 11, at the Kansas Department of Agriculture in Manhattan.
Subsequent events will be held elsewhere around the state, with the series concluded at the UAS Summit in Wichita this fall.
In addition to agriculture, which is seen as the primary…
|Registration open for Wichita’s next Startup Weekend
|Beginning in the spring of 2013, organizers have put together a Startup Weekend event about every six months in Wichita.
That continues this spring with an event set for April 17 to 19 at the Labor Party in Old Town. Early bird tickets are available through March 20 and cost $75.
Startup Weekend is an event where developers, designers and businesspeople get together, pitch business ideas, split into teams to work on their favorites and present their new startups — all in one weekend.
|Wichita is a top city for women in tech, study says
|Women are underrepresented in technology fields across the country, but they fare better in Wichita than in most other cities, according to a new study.
Smart Asset, a financial tech company, ranked Wichita the 11th-best city for women in tech among 51 major American cities.
The biggest factor in Wichita's high ranking was the fact that women fill 30.6 percent of computer occupations here. Women make up a larger percentage of the tech work force in Wichita than in all but five cities in the study,…
|These groups, projects will be honored at the WBJ's first-ever Innovation Awards
|Developing and bringing to market innovative products, processes and concepts is key to Wichita's future growth. For that reason, the Wichita Business Journal is presenting its Innovation Awards for the first time.
In the program's first year, 13 companies, organizations and projects will be recognized. In addition, five individuals will be honored for their bodies of work.
Honorees were nominated by members of Wichita's business community. They will be recognized at a luncheon on May 6 at the…
|K-State wins nation’s first statewide drone access
|Kansas State University Salina has become the first entity in the country to be granted permission by the Federal Aviation Administration to have statewide access for drone operations.
According to a press release, the school's unmanned aerial systems program will now be able to conduct research anywhere in the state on public property, or on private property with landowner permission.
The school will use the three new FAA Certificates of Authorization granting it the access primarily to conduct…
|Silicon Valley tech company opening Wichita office in High Touch building downtown
|A Silicon Valley-based technology company is opening a Wichita office.
David McNamee is bringing Social Networking Technology to the High Touch Technologies building in downtown Wichita. He tells me his company will occupy space on the 10th floor of that building, which is located at 110 S. Main.
McNamee, who is the president of Social Networking Technology, says the business will employ 10 software engineers. He anticipates being operational in Wichita this week.
The company developed the website…
|Bill Wilson: A cheap guy investing in a safe wallet
|I'm inherently cheap. I break out in a cold sweat paying $5 for a beer or more than $10 for lunch in Old Town.
So it took a quantum leap of sorts to actually spend $45 on a wallet, not to mention actually falling in love with it.
With identity theft on the rise, cheap cards that get demagnetized at the drop of a hat and sophisticated criminals trying to access debit card bar codes, I became infatuated awhile back with the Ridge Wallet.
A confession: I'm also fascinated by entrepreneurs who begin…