5 Startups Join Digital Sandbox KC for Crucial Support and Project Funding

5 Startups Join Digital Sandbox KC for Crucial Support and Project Funding

Digital Sandbox KC announced five new startups joining its program that will receive crucial support, mentorship and up to $20,000 in project funding to accelerate their innovative projects.  

“We are delighted to bring these cutting-edge startups into the Sandbox, connecting them with the necessary support and resources to advance their innovative projects,” says Jill Meyer, senior director of Technology Venture Studio, which houses Digital Sandbox KC. “Digital Sandbox KC is committed to supporting founders and scalable technologies that challenge the status quo. We are excited to see these startups thrive.” 

In addition to receiving up to $20,000 in early-stage project funding, startups in the program gain access to the Technology Venture Studio community and technical project support.  

To submit your idea and pitch to the Sandbox, apply for the next quarter at techventurestudiokc.com/digital-sandbox.  

Meet the five new companies joining the Sandbox. 

Advoteck (Kansas City, Missouri)

Advoteck is building technologies that protect vulnerable individuals from financial cybercrime. Its first product is a mobile keyboard that notifies caregivers when a dependent shares potential sensitive information online. 

“Digital Sandbox KC is helping fill a critical financing need to get our MVP off the ground and launched to the public,” says Danny Moran, co-founder and CEO. 

Conduit (Overland Park, Kansas) 

Conduit makes an API for transcribing social media videos in real-time, drawing out audio transcripts and image data for immediate use in developer applications. 

“Sandbox funding will help us build out our cloud infrastructure so that we can support our first wave of customers,” says CEO Jordan Mryyan. 

LAN Party Technologies (Prairie Village, Kansas)

LAN Party Technologies is developing a communication app targeting gamers that allows groups of friends to experience the excitement and camaraderie of in-person gaming in customizable virtual game rooms. The application allows users to game and hang out with friends in a virtual room that can be customized to fit the needs and style of their unique gaming group. 

“The funding provided by Digital Sandbox KC will enable us to continue our mission of improving gaming with friends and developing LAN Party into the central hub for groups of gamers to hang out and play together,” says Ryan Hesse, co-founder and CEO. 

Parsed (Kansas City, Missouri) 

Parsed is an analytics platform that leverages advanced analytics and AI to deliver actionable capabilities and insights. The startup empowers banks, fintechs and crypto firms to develop personalized data products, helping them craft their data story. 

Receiving funding from Digital Sandbox KC will be a game-changer for Parsed,” says founder Anthony Loya. This support will enable us to accelerate the development of our platform and acquire early adopters.”

Ulom App (Kansas City, Missouri)

Ulom App helps refugees, international students and new migrants adapt to their new home faster by connecting them to the right resources and community.

“The Digital Sandbox KC grant will fund the creation of our app,” says Zik Nwanganga, CEO and co-founder. “Launching our app will enable us to onboard users and test if there is a need for our solution in the market.”