2015 LaunchKC Grant Recipients
LaunchKC achieved orbit around the tech world, when its first 10 grant recipients were introduced before a full house at Techweek Kansas City. The 10 winners, including six Kansas City area businesses and one international company, walked away with $500,000 in grants from LaunchKC. In total, almost 500 entrepreneurs from 17 states and eight countries applied for the new global grants program run by the Downtown Council of Kansas City, which is leading the effort in collaboration with the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City.
LaunchKC is designed to attract tech entrepreneurs locally, regionally and nationally to apply and compete for 10 (ten) $50,000 non-dilutive grants, mentorship, transitional work space and other incentives. LaunchKC selects the top-scoring entrepreneurs and then supports and assists them with coaching, mentoring and funding to develop high growth, successful businesses in Kansas City, Missouri.