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Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Design Entrepreneurship IdeaBounce

Monday, August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm • Organized By Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Online Event


Join us for the Design Entrepreneurship IdeaBounce® event held in partnership with the Sam Fox School. This is a chance for Sam Fox School alumni and students to pitch ideas, get feedback, and make connections. Five projects will receive $150 each. All projects will receive expert feedback from the panel of alumni design entrepreneurs.


  • L. Irene Compadre (Founding Principal, Arbolope)
  • Jared Della Valle (CEO and Founder, Alloy)
  • Daniel DuGoff (Founder, HOMOCO and DDUGOFF)
  • Mike Konzen (Principal and Chair, PGAV Destinations)
  • Jenny Murphy (Founder, NOT MAKEUP and Perennial)
  • Amanda Zuckerman (Co-Founder and Creative Director, Dormify).

Following pitches, attendees will be divided into industry breakout groups for discussion and networking.

If you’d like to share your idea please post it on the IdeaBounce® website.

Register by July 31, 2020 to pitch or attend the event; a Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event.