Sandbox Companies

Sandbox Companies

Hidden Abilities

Hidden Abilities is developing an innovative tool for the millions of people struggling with dyslexia. The Hidden Abilities Read ‘n Style pen is a discreet, handheld device that scans text and reads it aloud for students with dyslexia; effectively turning any book into an audiobook. 

Drones 4 Hire

Drones4Hire provides a quick and easy way for businesses and individuals to hire a drone pilot. The Drones4Hire website makes it easy to request and hire a licensed FAA drone pilot to fit their needs. 

Toss It Curbside

Toss It Curbside provides professional removal service for unwanted items. As the name indicates, customers can place their unwanted items on the curb and the Toss It Curbside team will coordinate the item’s removal and delivery to a local donation or recycle center, leaving very little for the landfill. 

Luxe

Luxe is a provider of amenity services for multi-family housing communities. The Luxe mobile app offers apartment communities a concierge platform for residents to seamlessly book and manage apartment tailored services.

Idle Smart

Idle Smart is an automated engine start/stop solution that maintains trucking fleet uptime by keeping batteries charged and engines warm, as well as reducing overnight idle time and fuel emissions.

Billdrill

Billdrill is a website where customers can submit how much they pay for TV, internet, cell phone and home security services and compare their rates against the rates of other providers in the area.

2020 Adventures

2020 Adventures makes the process of planning small group trips easier. When customers submit criteria for their desired trip on the 2020 Adventures website, they receive a suggested itinerary on a personalized trip page, allowing them to share trip details and individual payment links with their friends.

TicketRx

TicketRx is a digital platform that connects attorneys and drivers with the push of a button. The TicketRx smartphone application matches drivers to a licensed attorney in the area where the violation occurred. A TicketRx attorney will contact the driver within 24 hours to discuss the case. The confirmed attorney will handle the case from start to finish, which in most cases requires no court appearance.

Homegrown & Happy

Homegrown & Happy is an online marketplace for community recipe sharing, food swapping, and unique buying experiences in personalized foods. With funding from the Sandbox, Homegrown & Happy will enable UI functionality for advancing developments in the company’s recipe sharing framework and supporting API integrations for both the Homegrown & Happy home-exchanged and custom-ordered product offerings.

Homegrown & Happy is the first company to receive funding through the Sandbox’s partnership with the City of Independence and the Independence Economic Development Council.  In addition to up to $20,000 in project development funds from Digital Sandbox KC, Homegrown & Happy will have access to professional workspace at WerksLab and specialized business support through the iNTech Growth Program at the Ennovation Center, a business incubator located in Independence.

FEWDM

FEWDM is creating healthy habits by designing and developing fitness products with integrated technology to improve the workout experience. Using motion-recognition technology, FEWDM can provide real-time feedback and interactive games during exercise to maximize users’ results.