Speaking Startup: The ripple effects of a corporate mega-merger

What might a merger involving one of Kansas City’s largest corporations mean for the city’s startups? We explore that in this week’s episode of Speaking Startup.

Sprint is based in suburban Kansas City and has been active in the area’s startup community in recent years. Plus, the wireless carrier is a big magnet for tech talent, bringing developers and engineers to the city.

Following a federal judge’s approval of Sprint and T-Mobile’s merger, we visited with Ryan Weber, president and CEO of the Kansas City Tech Council, about the deal.

We also caught up with James DeWitt, co-founder and CEO of United American Hemp, about how his Kansas City-area company is trying to carve out a niche in the newly legal hemp market.


The Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to Missouri entrepreneurs. Find more Speaking Startup on our website or wherever you get podcasts.


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