About Startland News

Kansas City is committed to becoming the most entrepreneurial city in America, and we’re doing our part by sharing its innovators’ stories.

Startland News is a digital magazine reporting on the Kansas City area’s most innovative ideas from entrepreneurs, startups, government, educators and corporations. We aim to be a resource and advocate for innovators and early-stage businesses in the region by serving as their storytellers. With a highly-engaged local and Midwest audience, we exist to spotlight risk takers and bold progressive action in the community we serve.

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Our Supporters

“As an organization driven by entrepreneurial spirit and deeply rooted in community, Affinity Worldwide believes in the importance of investing in innovation in our own backyard. That’s why we’re so proud to be a supporter of Startland News telling the stories of Kansas City’s vibrant startup community and sparking the next generation of business pioneers.” – Mike Wrenn, CEO, Affinity Worldwide

Based in Kansas City, Affinity Worldwide is a family of companies spanning a board spectrum of industries, including real estate investment, insurance, media and more.


“It is vital to tell the full story of what’s going on in Kansas City’s growing entrepreneurial community – the successes and challenges, the people and the businesses, the questions and the answers. Having an outlet solely focused on entrepreneurship in Kansas City informs and connects entrepreneurs, policymakers and the organizations that support entrepreneurs. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation sponsors Startland News to serve one of its primary goals – to advance Kansas City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.” – Nathan Kurtz, Entrepreneurship program officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Based in Kansas City, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.


Startland News’ other community supporters.

Kemper Family Foundation The Brain Family Plexpod
Polsinelli GXP Investments Husch Blackwell First Business

Learn more about Startland News’ mission with its 1 Million Cups presentation below.

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