Related Program: Central Standard Looking At TechWeek By Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Andrea Tudhope • Sep 15, 2016 Related Program: Central Standard TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / 28:04 A look at what's going on at this week's TechWeek conference in KC. Plus, an encore interview with the CEO of KC-based EyeVerify, which just sold for a lot of money (reportedly $100 million) to Alibaba. Guests: Bobby Burch, Editor, Startland News Toby Rush, CEO and founder of EyeVerify Tags: techtech startupEyeVerifyarts & cultureTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Kansas City Tech Office Announces Finalists For Half Million Dollars In Grant Funding By Laura Ziegler • Aug 23, 2016 Pexels / CC Twenty small businesses are finalists for $500,000 in public-private grant money to help the metro area nurture its tech and entrepreneurial environment. LaunchKC, part of the city's economic development effort, will select 10 of the 20 finalists during Techweek in September. Agriculture and health technology companies are heavily represented among the winners in the contest - only in it's second year. As 'Smart City' Technology Expands In Kansas City, Critics Question Who Benefits By Laura Ziegler • Sep 15, 2016 Just what is a “Smart City?” If you've been paying attention since Google rolled out its first-in-the-country high speed internet in the Kansas City area five years ago, you're probably familiar with smart city technology. As the city prepares to roll out the second phase of the project, we wanted to see wanted to see what's happened so far. What we found are a lot of questions from citizens and even the project's promoters. Downtown: The epicenter After Years Of Sluggish Growth, Startup Activity Is On The Rise By Steve Kraske & Lisa Rodriguez • Aug 9, 2016 National startup activity has been dragging the last few years, but that is starting to change. We’ll learn how the country may finally be breaking free of the effects of the Great Recession. Guest: Arnobio Morelix is a senior research analyst for the Kaufman Foundation and the lead researcher for 'The Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.'