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Mapping the KC IT Galaxy

In Kansas City, Kansas City Business Journal, Kauffman, KCBJ, startups, Uncategorized on July 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Last month Swiss Professor Heike Mayer mapped out the rich history of Kansas City’s nearly 600 tech firms and institutions. The data funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shows Kansas City’s vast entrepreneurial development over the past 50-plus years. More than 200 entrepreneurs provided data through an online survey Mayer conducted between 2012 and 2013.

A History of Kansas City Tech Companies


Mayer’s research shows that around a dozen firms and institutions—including the University of Kansas, Sprint, Marion Laboratories, MRI Global, Perceptive Software, UMKC and Cerner—have produced a majority of the IT and bio sciences companies in the Kansas City region.

The survey responses also gave interesting insight into entrepreneurial opportunities  in the Kansas City area:

  • 70 percent of Kansas City entrepreneurs used personal savings to launch their start-ups, while just 9.4 percent accessed venture capital. They cited difficulties in accessing capital locally, as well as local shortages of technology, marketing and sales talent.
  • Advantages of the region include informal local access to innovative people, ideas and technologies, as well as supportive local entrepreneurship organizations and initiatives.
  • Respondents gave mentors who give advice the highest rating (52.5 percent) as sources of new ideas for Kansas City entrepreneurs; customers and users followed at 43.8 percent.

Can you spot your own company in the Tech Galaxy?

Mayer considers the Tech Galaxy Map to be an ongoing process and encourages local companies to provide their own data. The form is available here.


TriCom’s 12th Annual Golf Benefit for MOCSA

In benefit, Falcon Ridge Golf Course, golf, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, MOCSA, TriCom, TriCom Technical Services, Uncategorized on August 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

It’s that time again!

Are you an avid or beginner golfer?

Gather 3 of your friends and join us for the 12th Annual Golf Benefit for MOCSA at the beautiful Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Lenexa, KS. An after-golf luncheon and award ceremony including free goodies will be provided.

Tee-time is 8:30a.m on Friday, September 7th. We’ll just call it a day off 😉

To register your team, make a donation, or if you’d like to sponsor, click here.

Click here to see the promo in action!

About MOCSA:

Incorporated in 1975, the  Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault is a registered 501c3 and exists to lessen the ill effects of sexual assault and abuse through prevention, education, intervention, treatment and advocacy.

Happy Holidays!

In blue, Christmas, Christmas tree, Holidays, silver, TriCom, TriCom Technical Services, Uncategorized on December 16, 2011 at 8:33 am

We put up our office Christmas tree last week and thought we’d share the pictures with you – TriCom themed in blue and silver, of course!

Is the Great Recession Really Over?

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Newspapers, magazines, and blog nationwide have declared that the longest-running recession known to the U.S. has technically ended as of June 2009.

What we seem to be forgetting is that this actually means that June 2009 marked the lowest point of business activity and turned towards recovery. The nation is still very much feeling the cold after-effects, and recovery efforts are making minimal positive changes.

According to Forbes, “Unfortunately, the recovery is what most people care about at this point, and it’s been lackluster at best. Since May 2009 unemployment has fluctuated between 9.4% and 10.1%. Federal Reserve officials have said in recent months that consumer demand, the housing sector and bank lending all remain weak. Congress has yet to decide what to do about expiring tax benefits, creating uncertainty in the economy. Even the NBER, the unofficial arbiter of recession start and end dates, says that “’economic activity is typically below normal in the early stages of an expansion, and it sometimes remains so well into the expansion.’”

“In other words, the Great Recession technically may be over, but in real terms it’s not–and it may continue for some time in the future.”

That being said, we at TriCom are doing our best to help people with Information Technology backgrounds find work. We currently have over 20 positions available, ranging from contract to contract-for-hire, to permanent placement. You can view our current jobs or stay connected with us through our LinkedIn group, Facebook page, and Twitter page. Keeping in touch with us allows you to be first to know about new jobs. If we don’t have a job listed that fits your current position, don’t worry, our needs constantly change.

Let’s work together to help improve the unemployment rate.

Mobile Marketing – a good fit for recruiting?

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm
by Jennifer Kurzava

Tuesday evening I had the pleasure to attend the SMCKC June Evening Speakers Event mobile marketing meeting hosted by Barkley. 

Featured presenters Mike Craig of Ruxter, Laura Ballard of Little Springs Design, and Dustin Jacobsen of Barkley provided an overall summary of mobile marketing best practices, mobile apps and discoverability, and the function of location-based applications today and how they might perform in the future.

Their presentations can be found on Shake Gently.

Being social media savvy as I am, I was fervent to learn more about how to best implement mobile practices to attract both prospective candidates and potential clients to us and our recruiting services. We have recently built our social media presence and reformatted our website, and I am eager to get started with a mobile campaign. But is there a place for mobile media in recruiting?

Because we’re marketing a service, not a brand, the method of execution seems to be a little blurry compared to marketing a product to a consumer audience. Our struggle – what is the best way to target both potential clients and passive, qualified candidates over mobile devices?

I have a few ideas, but I’m wondering what you think.

Hello world!

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Welcome to the official TriCom Technical Services blog, where you’ll find discussions on the latest in social media, updates from TriCom, and news from the I.T. world. We appreciate your readership and will have posts up soon. We can’t wait to hear your comments!