A Civic Engine Igniting the KC Tech Scene

What is LaunchKC?

LaunchKC is a national grants competition that will award up to ten $50,000 grants to early stage entrepreneurs and their tech ventures.

Techweek Kansas City

Techweek is coming to Kansas City! The final selection of grant recipients will take place at Techweek Kansas City on September 19, 2015.


LaunchKC applications open on March 31st and close on July 2, 2015. Click below to apply and learn more details about the process.


What will grant recipients receive?

  • $50K Cash Grants

    Each grant recipient will receive a $50,000 non-dilutive cash grant.

  • Mentor Teams

    Recipients will have access to industry specific mentor teams.

  • Professional Services

    Professional advisors will be available to each grant recipient to provide direction on marketing, legal and financial questions.


Who should apply?

Advanced Manufacturing
Ag Tech
Animal Health
Cloud Services
Data Analytics
Ed Tech
Fin Tech
Health Tech
Mobile Tech
Real Estate Tech


When are the final grant recipients announced?

Techweek Kansas City

Techweek, the nation’s leading technology conference and festival will bring its signature approach and high-energy format to Kansas City.

Techweek Events

Techweek events include the LaunchKC startup competition, FashionTECH Runway Show, Office Tours, and music, film, and food festivals.

LaunchKC Grant Finalists

The LaunchKC grants competition will serve as the centerpiece of Techweek Kansas City. The grant recipients will be selected on September 18th.


The countdown has started

  • March 31 - July 2

    Application window opens March 31st and closes July 2, 2015.

  • July 3 - August 18

    Grant review process begins and judges will narrow the list to 20 finalists by August 18, 2015.

  • September 14 - 20

    The inaugural Techweek Kansas City will take place in partnership with LaunchKC.

  • September 18

    Final grant recipients will be selected at Techweek Kansas City.

Countdown to Techweek Kansas City…

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