Starting a business? You’re in luck! Kansas City, Missouri, is one of the most resource-rich communities in the country with a robust infrastructure geared to fostering new business formation. Incubators, accelerators, educators, funders, mentors, networkers, navigators, inspirers and more are all here to give your idea every advantage to grow and succeed.
We’re home to the renowned Kauffman Foundation – the top global foundation advancing entrepreneurship; the first city in the U.S. to receive Google Fiber; we’re the founding city for 1 Million Cups; LaunchKC annually awards $50,000 in grants to 10 tech entrepreneurs with the most promising business models.
With nearly $1 billion in annual venture capital investment, Kansas City, Missouri, has nurtured successful entrepreneurial businesses from formation to launch, IPO to sale.
Founded 1998. Sold to C.H. Robinson in 2015.
Founded 2010. Raised $23 million in four funding rounds.
Founded in 2012. Sold to Ant Financial in 2016.
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