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Kansas City Watch List 2018: Startups and Scaling Businesses

KC SourceLink | By Kyle Smith | Feb 08, 2018 For five years running, we've kept the Watch List of KC startups and growing companies, those companies that are turning ideas into sought-after businesses. Companies on the KC Watch List received funding, grant or investment, in 2016 and 2017, or two investments or grants in 2017. We keep a rolling tally of companies who received funding in our [...]

By | 2018-02-09T07:25:20+00:00 February 9th, 2018|In The News|0 Comments

The 19 Biggest Venture Deals of 2017 (and early 2018)

By BuiltWorlds | JAN 30, 2018 Dovetailing off our Top 27 Venture Players report, we’ve put together the 19 largest AEC and real estate venture rounds of the past year. There were plenty of surprises. Perhaps first and foremost is that our list kicks off with a $4.4 billion solo investment, which is fairly indicative of the sheer scale of funding entering the built industry. Over the past couple of years, [...]

By | 2018-01-31T12:17:28+00:00 January 31st, 2018|In The News|0 Comments

10 Best Tech Startups in Kansas City

From the Tech Tribune | January 23, 2018 The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Kansas City, Missouri. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of [...]

By | 2018-01-24T06:35:30+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|In The News|0 Comments

Buildings should behave like humans

By Patrick Nelson, Network World | JAN 18, 2018 12:12 PM PT Artificial intelligence, along with real-time IoT, must be incorporated into buildings to make them smarter and healthier, says a major construction firm. One must be able to walk into a room, including those in data centers, and not only access information about every facet of it, but also importantly, have it automatically solve all of its problems [...]

By | 2018-01-30T14:45:04+00:00 January 19th, 2018|In The News|0 Comments

The Top 27 Venture Players in the Built World: Venture Funds, Strategic Funds, and Accelerators

BuiltWorlds - January 17, 2018 According to CB Insights research, 2016 brought the highest number of “built world tech” investments by VC funds (a 169% increase since 2012) in history. 2017 had no shortage of investment activity, either. It’s not just VC’s who are turning their gaze to the built space. Major corporate players such as Caterpillar, DeWalt, Fluor, and Autodesk have all made strategic investments, while AEC and real estate focused [...]

By | 2018-01-30T14:35:05+00:00 January 17th, 2018|In The News|0 Comments

6 trends that will define smart cities in 2018

Site 1001's Principal Data Scientist, Dr. Filip Ponulak, recently spoke with Smart Cities Dive about smart city predictions for the new year including #4 Cybersecurity and #5 Blockchain. ... A new year tends to be a time for renewal in many aspects, with a particular focus on improvement. Whether resolutions involve kicking old habits or beginning a new activity, the changes usually all come back to [...]

By | 2018-01-30T14:39:53+00:00 January 17th, 2018|In The News|0 Comments

Smart Buildings Start With Systems That Communicate

How do we learn? A simple question, a complex answer. We, as humans, have been learning since day one, but how we actually do so seems automatic, as if rather than thinking about how to walk, we simply do it. In a career packed with scientific intrigue, Dr. Filip Ponulak has dedicated his life to learning about how living organisms capture and process information from [...]

By | 2018-01-30T14:35:41+00:00 January 10th, 2018|In The News|0 Comments

Repurposing Smart Buildings

September 12, 2017 Podcast from the Peggy Smedley Show. Eric Hall, Chief Innovation Officer at Site 1001, explains how operational continuity and streamlined processes are essential to the success of a smart building. He says the smartest buildings are often the ones that go unnoticed and says tools like BIM (building information modeling) are enabling more collaboration and data sharing on the construction of connected infrastructure. [...]

By | 2018-01-29T07:29:08+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Blogs, In The News|0 Comments

Techweek KC to feature local leaders, hiring fair, grant competition

By: Meghan LeVota, reporter, August 28, 2017, Startland News Techweek is a natural fit for Kansas City, Amanda Signorelli said. “Kansas City is one of the country’s most influential, up-and-coming tech hubs,” Signorelli, Techweek CEO, said in a release. “The community has given Techweek a warm welcome.” The Chicago-based conference series, which focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship,  returns to the City of Fountains for the third time [...]

By | 2017-08-29T10:58:12+00:00 August 29th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

Efficiency-minded facilities operators set sights on Site 1001 platform

By John Gregerson, August 25, 2017, BuiltWorlds During his tenure as a Vice President with Kansas City, Mo.-based general contractor J.E. Dunn Construction Co., Eric Hall began investigating methods to optimize the value of construction-related handover information to the building’s owner and facilities management staff. “The majority of money spent on buildings occurs during operations,” said Hall, who has indicated owners spend four to five times a [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:26:13+00:00 August 25th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments