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We provide programming, resources, events and office hours to startups, investors, and entrepreneurs in Kansas City.

Product Development Support

Product Development Office Hours offer a unique opportunity for early-stage founders to tap into the knowledge and expertise of a seasoned software engineer and product manager.


TVS roundtables are a place where like-minded founders come together to share lessons learned, strategize toward better outcomes and grow from one another’s successes—and learn from one another’s mistakes.

Sound Bytes

Tech Venture Studio Sound Bytes are sessions that explore topics surrounding startups, entrepreneurship and technology in Kansas City.

Tech Commercialization

UMKC’s Innovation Center (UMKCIC) works with faculty researchers, graduate students, entrepreneurs and industry partners to apply research results to benefit society.

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3 Trailblazing Startups Join Digital Sandbox KC for Mentoring, Connections and Project Funding

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

Empowering kids through Healthy Hip Hop: A journey from music to tech entrepreneurship

The journey of Kansas City startup Healthy Hip Hop began with a personal revelation for its founder, Roy Scott, who, after reflecting on the impact of mainstream hip- hop, envisioned a platform that could offer a healthier alternative for young listeners.

Biotech Startup Ronawk is Pioneering Innovation in Cell Culture Technology 

The story of Overland Park, Kansas-based biotechnology startup Ronawk began almost a decade ago when A.J. Mellott and Heather Decker found themselves held back by the tedious process of culturing cells manually. 

Nine Innovative Startups Accepted into Digital Sandbox KC, Accelerating Technology and Healthcare Innovations

Digital Sandbox KC has announced the acceptance of nine new startups joining its program. These diverse startups will receive crucial support, mentorship, and up to $20,000 in project funding to accelerate their innovative projects.

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