TL;DR: New startup cohorts abound; Missouri gets slice of Uber settlement

• It was a big week for announcements by startup accelerators across Missouri. In Kansas City, the Fountain City FinTech accelerator named its inaugural class. In St. Louis, Capital Innovators and Stadia Ventures unveiled their latest cohorts.

• Missouri will receive $2.2 million as part of a $148 million national settlement with Uber, stemming from the ride-hailing company’s 2016 data breach. Missouri Uber drivers affected by the breach will get $100 apiece, according to the state attorney general’s office.

• Techweek, the technology conference returning to Kansas City in October, announced its Techweek 100, a list recognizing 100 individuals fueling innovation in the Kansas City area.

• Parlor, the food hall that opened in Kansas City’s Crossroads district last weekend, closed briefly this week, attributing the move, in part, to high demand wiping out supplies. Said Parlor in an Instagram post: “We are blown away by all the love KC — so blown away we need a quick breather.”


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