Plus, explore upcoming funding, tech and networking opportunities in KC
Celebrating the Success of Comeback KC Ventures
On March 7th the UMKC Technology Venture Studio what Comeback KC Ventures built in just under two years.
The program was a partnership between Technology Venture Studio and KC Digital Drive that supported innovations that aim to solve pandemic-related issues. The celebration was a culmination of years of work and community collaboration that led to new companies, the growth of others and most importantly the broad impacts of our Comeback KC Ventures fellows’ efforts to curb the impact of the pandemic on the Kansas City region and beyond.
The TVS team and Comeback KC Ventures fellows were joined by two amazing headline speakers: Maria Flynn and Dick Flanigan, who are partnering to cement Kansas City as a powerhouse for digital health – from startup to large enterprise. They inspired the packed room with their vision for an effort that unites the strengths of our ecosystem to produce the talent and technology to build exceptional solutions in digital health.
Read more about the Comeback KC Ventures celebration.
Meet the Newest Startups to Receive Digital Sandbox KC Funding
Digital Sandbox KC completed its first-quarter 2023 application cycle, adding four new companies to its early-stage project funding roster. Since its inception in 2013, the Sandbox has awarded over $3 million in proof-of-concept project funding to a total of 185 KC-area startups.
Read more about these new four startups.
Apply to Pitch to Digital Sandbox KC
Your startup could be the next to receive expert advice and up to $20,000 in project development funding from Digital Sandbox KC. Presentations are underway. Apply today!
Apply for MTC IDEA Fund Financing for Tech Entrepreneurs
Does your innovative technology need funding? The Missouri Technology Corporation is now accepting applications for its IDEA Fund Co-Investment Programs. These programs were created to support early-stage entrepreneurs in developing technologies and creating jobs across Missouri. The deadline for the July funding cycle is Wed., May 17.
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Secure your spot at April's Venture Lounge
Join angel investors, entrepreneurs, fund managers, support organizations and other key players in our region's entrepreneurial ecosystem for the launch of Venture Lounge. The region-wide event will take place April 26 at CrossFirst Bank Corporate Headquarters.
Join us for our first-ever Tech Venture Studio Sound Byte panel, Companies Built From Deep Tech featuring Maria Flynn of Ambiologix and Ilya Tabakh, EIR at Black & Veatch. The panel aims to support university innovators looking to commercialize their technological innovations, as well as entrepreneurs looking to leverage deep tech to differentiate their businesses. The event will take place at the UMKC Innovation Center on Wed., May 17.
- ELEVATIONLAB's Growth360 class is a selective opportunity for business owners to participate in a multi-week session of three-hour classes that runs May 11 – July 6. The deadline to apply is May 1.
The Ins and Outs of Business Entities is the first of four sessions in a multi-part series on equity being held this summer hosted by the Enterprise Center in Johnson County. Learn the differences between convertible notes, SAFEs, preferred equity, and crowdfunding and what the term sheet means to you as either an investor or a startup. The event will take place on May 23.
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