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Plug and Play Topeka Facilitates Partnership Between Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Bond Pet Food

November 15, 2021

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a global leader in biology-based pet nutrition, and Bond Pet Foods, Inc., the Boulder-based leader in creating meat proteins via fermentation for pet food applications, recently announced an industry-first partnership to develop an alternative to one of Hill’s most popular meat proteins, made specifically to address the dietary needs of cats and […]

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Press Plug and Play Topeka channels Silicon Valley at Expo Day: ‘The biggest thing is this Midwest welcome’ November 11, 2021 Three months of preparation for 10 startups were realized Wednesday at Plug and Play Topeka’s Expo Day. Using a hybrid approach that allowed some to present via Zoom, founders of those budding companies — ranging from a Singapore-based sustainable packing company to a San Francisco-based company automating drone inspections — presented business pitches before community members, potential investors […] Read More Podcast Global Ag Network: TechTuesday and GO Topeka October 21, 2021 Katrin Bridges of GO Topeka joins us for #TechTuesday to talk about Plug and Play. This accelerator program recently selected the second cohort of startups to be part of animal health and ag tech solutions. Tune in for more! Listen here Read More General News Releases Kansas’ Capital City of Topeka Celebrates Hispanic Population Increase of Nearly 24% over 10 Years October 21, 2021 GO Topeka, the economic development group for Kansas’ capital city, announced today that its Hispanic population grew by 24% in the last decade, according to 2020 census data. Shawnee County, home to Topeka, reached a historic high population of 178,909, driven in part by an increase of 23.6% in residents who identify as non-white Hispanic. The […] Read More DCIM100MEDIADJI_0021.JPG Press Topeka: The Innovation Hub on the Prairie October 21, 2021 In recent years, the Capitol City of Kansas has stepped into the spotlight because of the Plug and Play Animal Health Accelerator program.  Indeed, Topeka is more than just where startups find their home on the range.  But the conditions that have developed a thriving startup ecosystem also contribute to Topeka’s assets within the focus […] Read More Press NPR: Topeka’s cash offer for workers to move to the city is paying off October 19, 2021 In an effort to stimulate the local economy, Choose Topeka has been offering qualifying candidates $10,000 to $15,000 to relocate to the capital city of Kansas. States like West Virginia and Vermont have experimented with this kind of program, as have cities like Tulsa, Oklahoma. Choose Topeka has been running for nearly two years, providing […] Read More Press U.S. workers decamp from cities to smaller towns via remote work October 12, 2021 When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted Jack Calcutt’s bosses in the Greater New York area to allow remote work, he and his family moved to Topeka, Kansas, and what was to have been a temporary arrangement became permanent. “We ended up buying a home in late summer or early fall of last year. And then it became clear that the world was going […] Read More Press Wall Street Journal: Remote Workers Can Live Anywhere. These Cities (and Small Towns) Are Luring Them With Perks. October 9, 2021 Shara Gaona didn’t know much about Topeka when the pandemic struck. But the remote-working United Airlines analyst, untethered from her Chicago office, decided to move to the Kansas capital and collect $10,000 in local government incentives. Topeka is on a growing list of locations—from Bemidji, Minn., to the state of West Virginia – dangling incentives […] Read More General News Releases 2021 Women of Influence Honorees Announced October 6, 2021 Topeka, Kan., October 6, 2021– Several local women will be honored at the Seventh Annual Women of Influence Awards on October 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. This event is hosted by GO Topeka and the Women’s Initiative Committee. Click here to register for the 2021 Women of Influence Awards.   Award Honorees:  Woman of Influence Honorees – Melissa Brunner, WIBW, […] Read More Press Plug and Play selects KC startup for Topeka accelerator October 1, 2021 Plug and Play Topeka is back, Lindsay Lebahn said, announcing the accelerator program’s second cohort of startups — including a surging Kansas City company — and revealing ways the effort has redefined the definition of entrepreneurship in the Sunflower State’s epicenter. “Realistic expectations of Topeka have changed,” explained Lebahn, program manager and a key player […] Read More Podcast It’s Your Business Podcast – Caitlyn Halsey, Dialogue Coffee House September 27, 2021 At Dialogue Coffee House in Topeka, inclusion matters. Caitlyn Halsey, owner of the business, opened the shop in spring of 2019 with the intention of employing adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The business model stuck, and two years later — despite opening less than a year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Topeka — Dialogue Coffee […] Read More Press Forbe’s Magazine Profiles Topeka: Move To One Of These Towns September 24, 2021 Set in Shawnee County, Kansas, Topeka is a small town with great food, a rich art scene, gorgeous parks—basically everything you need for a dream life. With the new Choose Topeka Relocation Initiative, you can get up to $15,000 to rent or buy a home there. In addition, Choose Topeka has partnered with Airbnb to provide potential new […] Read More Press Site Confirmed for ASTA Innovation Center. $14.5M Development Project Coming to Downtown Topeka September 3, 2021 One of Topeka’s most iconic retail spaces will soon house portions of the city’s emerging innovation district as high-profile real estate deals close, cementing the long-planned entrepreneurial hub as a reality. Wolfe’s Camera Shop — which closed its 635 South Kansas Avenue storefront in July after 97 years in operation — has been acquired by BioRealty, the firm […] Read More