Through innovation, we help entrepreneurs, companies and cities think big by bridging the gap between the need to grow and the ability to execute.

Smart City
Development

Think Big has real world Smart City design, build and implementation experience. We analyze your opportunity to develop public and private partnerships to maximize citizen experience and city success.

Technology
Development

Need help building your technology? Entrepreneurs and companies work with our team of product strategist, designers, and engineers to design and develop your next game changing application or solution.

Co-founder
As a Service

A big challenge facing entrepreneurs is the gap between founder skill sets and the ability to execute your business model. We decode the key elements missing from your team and bring essential elements to support your success.

Innovation
Development

The need to innovate has never been greater. We can help you create the right innovation partnerships, rapidly develop innovation solutions and create an innovation road-map to help you grow.

Economic
Development

Innovation districts powered by entrepreneurs, high growth companies and reinvented large employers provide the fuel for economic growth. We help city leaders design, build and launch innovation districts.

Workspace
Development

Successful workspaces require experience based design to build not only for functionality but inspiration and productivity. It should be paired with a financially profitable plan. Think Big can help you design both.

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The Living Lab

The premise of the Kansas City Living Lab is simple. Where a “problem or challenge” exists (or one is anticipated in the future), the lab will seek out the best emerging technology solutions that can be fine-tuned, tested and ultimately validated prior to full scale commercial deployment.

These emerging technologies will come from all over the world. Likely sources will include incubators, accelerators, technology transfer programs and existing companies of all sizes. Additionally, we anticipate identifying promising technologies through citizen groups, coworking spaces, educational institutions (traditional and non-traditional), industry cluster initiatives and more.

Technology commercialization can be costly, labor intensive and slow. Building high value “industrial” internet of things applications that can modernize city infrastructure, lower operational and maintenance costs while increasing efficiency has never been more important. The Living Lab is designed to speed up this technology commercialization process, lower costs and create perfect product-market fit for all stakeholders.

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Ajit Pai Discusses his Digital Empowerment Agenda at Think Big

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on the Need for a Digital Empowerment Agenda at Think Big Partners

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This past Tuesday, October 11, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai visited Think Big to discuss his Digital Empowerment Agenda. During the event, Commissioner Pai outlined his proposals on how government at all levels can promote high-speed Internet access, or “broadband,” throughout the United States, particularly in low-income and rural areas.  He…

FCC Commssioner Ajit Pai stops at Think Big during a visit to Kansas City to discuss his Digital Empowerment Agenda

Bridging the Digital Divide and Encouraging Innovation – An interview with FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai

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During a recent visit to Kansas City, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai stopped by Think Big to discuss the importance of bridging the digital divide and easing regulation in order to improve access to high-speed internet and spur innovation in lower income and rural areas. Pai touched on a variety of controversial…

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Think Big Labs – Meet Homebase.ai

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Over the last few years, advancement in technology has accelerated entrepreneurship and empowered emerging companies to vastly transform major “real world” sectors like transportation, urban infrastructure, education, energy and agriculture–and in the process is changing the way our cities and communities work. Through these changes, we have worked with entrepreneurs…

SensED IoT Student Innovation Challenge Demo Day at Think Big Partners

Building the Future of Education, and Our Future Leaders of Emerging Tech

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Student IoT Innovation Challenge draws over 200 students to demo 35 sensor-based projects at Think Big On March 3rd, during a special Think Big Thursdays event, the downtown innovation center hosted KCSIC’s inaugural student pilot – the SensED IoT Innovation Challenge.  Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, Think Big member companies and…