Digital Sandbox KC is an unprecedented partnership among private companies, universities, entrepreneurial support organizations and government agencies across the Kansas City region designed to spur the creation of high growth companies. Digital Sandbox KC provides proof-of-concept resources including market validation, prototyping and beta testing support for development of digital technologies within new and existing businesses.
Companies and innovations interested in Digital Sandbox KC should submit the innovation at www.digitalsandboxkc.com. Founders can then pitch the concept to an advisory group, which provides feedback, links to industry and suggestions on funding options. Everyone who submits a concept to Digital Sandbox KC is connected to appropriate resources.
Initial funding came through a $1 million federal i6 Challenge Grant for a proof of concept center. The program is currently raising its second round of proof-of-concept funds.