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Co-Founder of OfficePort Receives 2011 Urban Heroes Award

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2011 Downtown KC Urban Heroes

Shaul Jolles grew up in Israel. After getting his Masters from UMKC’s Bloch School, he became a commercial real estate broker focused on adaptive re-use of buildings in the Crossroads Arts District, where he also served as the President of the Crossroads Community Association. A serial entrepreneur and community organizer, Shaul focuses on helping small businesses flourish.  He is the co-founder along with Mike Edmondson of OfficePort, an innovative co-location environment with offices in Kansas City and Chicago, and StagePort, a sound stage complex adjacent to it. He initiated the effort that led to KCMO’s winning response in the Google Fiber project and hosted “Kansas City Get Online” seminars by Google.