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Olathe Ups the Ante for Startups


Digital Sandbox KC and the City of Olathe are continuing their efforts to drive entrepreneurship and new business starts in Olathe with proof-of-concept funding and new co-working space at the Kansas State University Olathe Campus.

Learning to Fire it Up Without Burning Out


Catch up with FireBoard co-founder Ted Conrad. Ted and his team are busy hustlin' - launching, promoting and selling their product - but making time to unplug and unwind.

Digital Sandbox KC Selects Six New Companies

Six New Companies

Six new companies joined the Sandbox cohort, including the first startups to receive funding through the new Energy Sandbox and as part of the Sandbox’s partnership with the City of Independence, Missouri.

Digital Sandbox KC Selects Two New Companies

Two New Companies

Digital Sandbox KC wrapped up 2016 with two new companies for the Sandbox.  Both startups are using innovative technology to get people “moving,” addressing the onerous task of hiring a moving company and using hip hop to encourage physical activity.

Digital Sandbox KC Companies Selects Four New Companies

While the echoes of Kansas City TechWeek are still fresh,  Digital Sandbox KC proudly announces four new innovative companies for the Sandbox. These latest recipients of proof-of-concept support are working on challenges in trucking, nursing retention, identity verification and no-shows.

339 Jobs and 34 New Companies Created By Digital Sandbox KC Participants

The 65 proof-of-concept projects funded by Digital Sandbox KC in the past three years have created a total of 339 jobs with a payroll of $9 million; 34 new KC-based companies; and 55 new products.

Proof-of-Concept Funding and Space for Independence Startups

Digital Sandbox KC, a highly successful proof-of-concept program, the City of Independence and the Independence Economic Development Council are teaming up to help early-stage entrepreneurs in Independence.

GXP Investments to Team with Digital Sandbox KC to Launch Energy Sandbox

Digital Sandbox KC and GXP Investments are teaming up to launch a Kansas City-based Energy Sandbox, a new proof-of-concept program targeting early-stage entrepreneurs focused on the energy sector.

Diverse Innovations Mark Three New Digital Sandbox KC Companies

From autism routines to social events to customer surveys, the newest Digital Sandbox KC companies represent a diverse range of startup companies. These new companies are just the latest examples of innovations in Kansas City that have been selected for proof-of-concept funding support.

Digital Sandbox KC Picks Five More Companies for Early-Stage Support