Early-stage Internet startup companies will be able to get their ideas off the ground faster with a better chance to succeed going forward through a new business accelerator launched today in the Kansas City region.


 SparkLabKC will support early-stage Internet startups using a proven business accelerator program adapted to the Kansas City region. The program also builds on public-private partnerships and the strengths of the region’s vast entrepreneurial community.


“Our accelerator solves the two fundamental problems for early-stage startup companies – the experience gap and the capital gap,” said Kevin Fryer, SparkLabKC managing director and Kansas City entrepreneur. “We provide a deep pool of mentors who are seasoned entrepreneurs as well as seed capital and access to investors. Startups that have been through this kind of program have a superior track record of generating new companies, new jobs and achieving a significant impact in their communities.”


SparkLabKC will select 10 early-stage Internet startup companies from across the region each year for a 90-day accelerator program that provides:

·       Seed capital of up to $18,000

·       More than 80 mentors with deep experience across virtually every industry

·       Free workspace

·       Legal, accounting, financial and human resources advisory services

·       A formal prototype demonstration day for potential investors


Applications will be accepted February 1st – March 31st. For more information and to apply go to SparkLabKC.


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Please join us for the open house event at SightDeck January 23, 2013, 5pm at Harvey’s in Union Station 

30 West Pershing Road

Kansas City, MO 64108

 

Sign up for SightDeckKC Open House


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Join us at LACIE!

We’re excited for you to join us.

The Lewis and Clark Information Exchange improves health and economic status of our region through facilitation of data sharing. This health information technology is one of the most prominent health care systems provided in the Midwest.

Don’t miss this exciting event held on 1/22/2013 3pm at the KCI Ambassador Building (12200 NW Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64157).


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Join us on Monday, Jan. 14, for an information session about the Missouri Technology Corporation’s (MTC) IDEA Funds.

 
Bill Anderson, acting executive director, and Andrew Smolik, senior associate for MTC, will explain the Missouri IDEA Fund programs and outline the application process.


The funding cycle for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 is now open with the application period closing on Feb. 4.


MTC will allocate up to $3.8 million to Missouri firms across three IDEA Fund programs.


The info session will take place from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center Kansas City Room 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO  64110

 

Register here!


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Although Google Fiber is currently only available in the Kansas City, KS area, it still made the number one spot on Ars Technica’s top tech stories of 2012.

For the full list and to read more Google Fiber is Ars Technica’s Top Story of 2012.


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