Meet Six Newly Funded Startups Digital Sandbox KC Makes More Fundable Tomorrow
NOTNew funds awarded are expected to help six more companies scale their fledgling startups beyond the proof-of-concept stage, Jill Meyer said, touting Digital Sandbox KC’s track record for making startups and their products more fundable once they are built.
“Digital Sandbox KC is one of the few Kansas City Metro seed funds and provides critical support to help innovations move forward and gain additional funding,” said Meyer, senior director of Technology Venture. Studio, which hosts support and starter technology programs. Digital Sandbox KC, Whiteboard 2 Boardroom, KCInvestED and Comeback KC Ventures. “In addition to these funds, Digital Sandbox KC helps founders make critical connections with key investors, experts who can help them overcome obstacles, and more technology resources in the Kansas City entrepreneur ecosystem.”
The program announced on Wednesday that its third quarter of company tour is set to receive up to $20,000 each in project funding from Digital Sandbox KC. Winners range from health technologies to digital solutions focused on home wellness, beauty technologies, clinician burnout and veterinary surgery.
“With funding from Digital Sandbox KC, we will be able to complete development of our app and launch it in the Kansas City area this fall,” said Ruth Shrauner, CEO and Founder of Poshed on the Go. our MVP, to get feedback from local customers and beauty professionals, to make necessary improvements and to expand to other states in 2023. We are excited to revolutionize the beauty technology industry and to introduce new ways for salon professionals to make additional income.”
Click on here to learn more about the origins of Poshed on the Go and the founder’s journey so far.
Funded startups include:
- MD Health Partners, Courtney Younglove, Overland Park — Health Partners MD saves employers money on healthcare costs by improving workforce health with a disease management program that addresses obesity and obesity-related conditions. ‘obesity.
- Health ID, Laura E.Owen, Olath— HealthyID is a life sciences company focused on preventative health products and services. The startup’s mission is to help people move from “health care” to “health care” through home wellness testing, education and innovation. In addition to providing in-home wellness testing to consumers, HealthyID helps inspire wellness through technology to drive behavior change and process improvement for remote testing and assessment services. risks.
- MyDigiRecords, Dr. Saroj Gupta, Kansas City, Missouri— MyDigiRecords aims to empower people to take control of their healthcare by ensuring that health information is always at their fingertips. Families can stay up to date on vaccinations based on CDC guidelines, manage their medications, learn about potential drug reactions, and work with their healthcare providers to make informed choices about their health.
- Placed on the thumb, Ruth Shrauner, Shawnee, Kansas— Placed on the thumb is a mobile application that allows clients to shop and book salon or spa services on-site with pre-qualified licensed beauty professionals, on demand or by appointment.
- Redpoint Summit, Chuck Schneider, Kansas City, Missouri— Redpoint Summit is a health technology company focused on reducing clinician burnout through the large-scale personalization of electronic medical records. The startup assesses each clinician through AI data analysis and identifies their habits of using electronic medical records. Redpoint Summit then uses automation to create streamlined content that reduces frustration and keyboard time.
- Scout, Gonzalo Erdozain, Leawood— Scout (a SaaS from DVM Solutions, LLC) aims to bring anesthesia planning and monitoring in veterinary hospitals to the cloud. It will provide an all-in-one hub for patient vital signs and dental prophylaxis procedure mapping, allowing veterinarians to fully trace and record dental prophylaxis procedures from start to finish and create a forensic medical record. Scout will automatically calculate all anesthesia medications, regional blocks, and oxygen and IV fluid flow rates.
MyDigiRecords and Health Partners MD are both working on projects as fellows through Back KC Venturesan EDA-funded partnership between Technology Venture Studio (of which Digital Sandbox KC is a program) and Kansas City Digital Drive.
Click on here to learn more about MyDigiRecords’ recent funding injection into one of Kansas City’s most iconic entrepreneurial families.
Digital Sandbox KC is now accepting applications for its Q4 2022 cycle and presentations. Click on here for more information or to submit an idea.
Since its inception in 2013, the program has provided $3 million in proof-of-concept project funding to 176 companies (including the six just announced). Digital Sandbox KC winners went on to raise nearly $200 million in follow-on funding. In fact, 33 of them have raised over $1 million in follow-on funding and 27 have achieved over $1 million in sales, according to the the organization’s latest report.
As part of the UMKC Innovation Center’s Technology Venture Studio, Digital Sandbox KC supports start-ups not only with project funding, but also with expert panels during Summer in the Sand, as well as founder roundtables, where entrepreneurs are introduced to Support peer networks; referrals to other transformative funding and programs, such as Back K.C., LancerKC, Pure Pitch Rally, Pipeline and others; intentional connections with regional and national angel investors and venture capitalists for follow-on funding; and exposure to cutting-edge technologies emerging from partner research institutions in the region.
Click on here to discover the Digital Sandbox KC winners for the second quarter of 2022.