|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…
|Development has ceased on Evomail’s enterprise app, former workers say
|Development work on Evomail, a mobile email management application based in Wichita, has stopped, according to multiple former employees and contractors.
When I last wrote about Evomail, it was to say that the free consumer version of the application appeared to be no longer maintained. At the time, I wasn’t sure of the status of the company’s paid enterprise version.
Evomail announced in February that it had secured a $280,000-per-year license with a search engine company, and that several…
|Evomail appears to have stopped maintaining its consumer-facing app
|It appears that Wichita startup Evomail is no longer maintaining the free consumer version of its iOS and Android email management application.
Periodically through the summer, users have been posting messages on Twitter, Facebook and the app’s iOS and Android download pages saying the app has stopped working.
Most recently, several users have said they can’t start using the app because it times out when they try to add an email account.
The app on my iPad had stopped receiving messages because…
|KNOXX online career platform nears launch
|KNOXX, an online career platform being developed in Wichita, is set to launch in September after a beta testing period that runs Aug. 25 to Sept. 5.
KNOXX is a site where job seekers can create profiles that include a résumé, an “about me” section, links and a video.
Insights Career Consulting owner Mike Mathia, who devised the concept, said it’s the video that will set KNOXX apart from existing job seeker sites. A former hiring manager, Mathia says he could have learned a lot about candidates’…
|Method Productions’ office move represents step out from behind the scenes
|Gabe Juhnke and Rik Dubiel have been doing video production work under the Method Productions name for about eight years, and it’s been their full-time gig since January of 2013.
Still, their company’s move to a new office in Old Town this month represents something of a coming out.
Method, now sharing space with Jacque Inc. Photography in the Grant Telegraph Building, has traditionally worked behind the scenes, says new partner Luis Rodriguez, who also works as senior director of software…
|Founder: MeltPoint Environmental’s prototype reduces major source of hospital waste
|Caldwell firm MeltPoint Environmental is preparing for the commercial launch of a product founder Chad May says can help make hospitals more sustainable.
May’s business was the winner of Kansas State University’s inaugural Launch a Business program for high-growth Kansas companies.
He says MeltPoint is working on its second-stage prototype of the Surgical Bluewrap Recovery Machine. It expects to have a test product out to a few health care facilities soon, though a full commercial launch is…
|Caldwell’s MeltPoint Environmental wins at K-State Launch a Business program
|The winner of Kansas State University’s inaugural Launch a Business program is a Caldwell company that developed a proprietary device for reducing surgical bluewrap waste.
MeltPoint Environmental’s product is the MeltPoint Surgical Bluewrap Recovery Machine. It’s designed to reduce the amount of bluewrap that ends up in landfills, according to a Kansas State University news release.
The Caldwell firm was one of 10 high-growth Kansas companies to take part in Launch a Business, a program sponsored…
|Applications open for 2015 Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellowship
|Applications opened Thursday for the 2015 Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellowship program.
The Pipeline program is designed to help entrepreneurs leading high-growth companies in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska learn how to take their businesses to the next level.
Applications are due Oct. 20. Details are on the Pipeline website.
At least 10 entrepreneurs join the program as fellows each year. They take part in workshops and leadership development training, and they have the chance to consult with…