Missouri Technology Corporation is currently accepting applications from companies for the Missouri IDEA Fund-TechLaunch and High-Tech Industrial Expansion programs. TechLaunch is designed to assist very early-stage startup companies to raise pre-seed capital financing. The High-Tech Industrial Expansion program provides low-interest, secured debt financing to later-stage high-tech companies to support projects leading to significant job creation and capital investment in Missouri.


Additionally, MTC is also accepting applications for the Missouri Building Entrepreneurial Capacity Program (“MOBEC”). The MOBEC program provides funding support to nonprofit organizations and research institutions to launch or expand projects and initiatives that support Missouri’s entrepreneurs or enhance Missouri’s capacity to grow its innovation economy.


Applications for both of these programs may be found on MTC’s website at Missouri Technology. The deadline to submit proposals for consideration is 5:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.


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Sprint is seeking an elite group of entrepreneurs with big ideas for improving health care using mobile technology.


Leaders of early-stage mobile technology companies from across the United States now can apply to be in the inaugural class of 10 that will work in the Kansas City area at the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Those who are selected will participate in a 3-month intensive mentorship program starting in March 2014 and receive up to $120,000 in funding.


The Sprint Accelerator is accepting applications now through Dec. 6. Finalists will be notified in early January 2014 and the 3-month program is slated to begin in March.


Apply at sprintaccelerator.com


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Arsalon Technologies, Kansas City’s local provider of business-class hosting solutions, is giving back to tech entrepreneurs. Qualifying companies that are working with Launch KC, Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James’ strategic initiative to attract and develop IT entrepreneurs to the Crossroads Arts District and throughout Kansas City, receive 12 months of free hosting services.


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