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6 Reasons Why You Should Attend Summer in the Sand

Summer in the Sand

We get it—it’s hard to take time away from work. Your busy hustling, often running a side-hustle in addition to a full-time job. But sometimes you have to break away from work in order to get to work and sharpen your skills. Summer in the Sand offers four (free!) events tailored to the needs of early-stage companies in Kansas City.

Kansas City Startup PerfectCube Solves Problems from the Inside Out

PerfectCube Co-founders

As PerfectCube developed into more of a startup than just a side project, co-founders Mark Calhoun and Jim Starcev did what any good Kansas City tech startup should do—they brought their idea to Digital Sandbox KC.

Digital Sandbox KC Funded 100 Startups (When the Goal Was Just 10)

Digital Sandbox KC Launch

It’s been five years since we launched our “startup” —Digital Sandbox KC. We had the unique challenge of funding 10 early-stage companies that could use our project development funding to significantly move their idea forward. Instead of just 10, we found 100 . . . and we’re still growing.

Four New Startups Added to the Sandbox

Four New Startups Join Digital Sandbox KC

Digital Sandbox KC added four new companies, two in partnership with the Ennovation Center in Independence, Missouri, and two out of the Innovation Stockyard in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Sandbox Funding for Two St. Joseph Startups

St. Joseph

The Innovation Stockyard announced two St. Joseph new companies to recieve funding through the recent partnership with Digital Sandbox KC. "In less, than a year, we've found three high-growth St. Joseph businesses to support and we know there are many more to come," said Ronan Molloy, president of the Innovation Stockyard.

Digital Sandbox KC Top 5 FAQs

Digital Sandbox KC has worked with more than 500 entrepreneurs and supported 96 proof-of-concept projects. If you’re thinking if bringing your innovative tech idea to the Sandbox (and you should!) here are the top five things Kansas City entrepreneurs ask when applying for a project support and that you should know about the Sandbox:

Digital Sandbox KC Companies to Watch in 2018

Watch List

Digital Sandbox KC is where ideas take shape. For many startups, innovators and disruptors, it is the starting point in the Kansas City region, providing that critical step and just-in-time funding that turns viable ideas into scalable innovations.

Digital Sandbox KC Companies Continue to Scale as Program Expands

2017 Sandbox Report

Digital Sandbox KC is where ideas take shape. For many startups, innovators and disrupters, it is the starting point in the Kansas City region, providing that critical step and just-in-time funding that turns viable ideas into scalable innovations.

The Sandbox is Collaborating Across Kansas City

Digital Sandbox KC is teaming up with cities across the metro to expand into new areas and markets. Through partnerships with the cities of Olathe, Independence and St. Joseph, the Sandbox program offers project funding and coworking space for entrepreneurs in those cities. Here are a few of the companies who have found their start in the Sandbox program in their city:

Three New Companies Join the Sandbox

Q4 Funding Announcement

Digital Sandbox KC wrapped up 2017 with three new companies selected for Sandbox project funding, each revolutionizing industries with innovative technologies.