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Our Mission

The mission of Digital Sandbox KC is to provide proof-of-concept resources to support early-stage commercialization processes including access to technology, business and market experts and funding for early stage market validation, prototyping and beta testing services.

This grant reinforces Kansas City’s position as ‘America’s Most Entrepreneurial City’-Leo E. Morton, UMKC Chancellor

i6Challenge Grant

Developed through a one-time i6 grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Agency, Digital Sandbox KC includes players from academia, large corporations, entrepreneurs, business development organizations and economic developers. The program’s mission is to accelerate the commercialization of new ideas and promote business and job growth in the region.  Thanks to the support of many of Kansas City’s strongest and most recognized corporations, universities and civic groups, Digital Sandbox continues to help grow new business starts and create new net jobs for the region.