Where innovators come to play.

Digital Sandbox KC brings together people, ideas and resources to build thriving companies. The program provides much needed early-stage funding to rising stars. The region's longtime leaders including private companies, government agencies and universities have united to help this new wave of entrepreneurs. It's an unprecedented metro-wide effort to help make KC America's most entrepreneurial city.

“Because of the credibility of the Digital Sandbox KC we were able to raise $400k. If you’re a Sandbox company you‘re seen as a real company.”  - Mark Calhoun, co-founder, PerfectCube


Results so far:

55 proof-of-concept projects funded for area startups
27 new KC-based companies created
39 companies have secured follow-on investment
$22.7M in follow-on funding
247 new jobs created, nearly $7.3M in total salaries
 

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  • May 26, 2016

    DIGITAL SANDBOX KC: SUMMER IN THE SAND RETURNS FOR FOURTH YEAR

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  • April 14, 2016

    DIGITAL SANDBOX KC PICKS FIVE MORE COMPANIES FOR EARLY-STAGE SUPPORT

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  • February 03, 2016

    UMKC E-SCHOLARS AND DIGITAL SANDBOX KC PARTNER TO HELP THREE STARTUP COMPANIES

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