Digital Sandbox Q4 2023 awardees

Digital Sandbox KC Funds 9 Startups, Accelerating Technology, Health Care Innovations

Digital Sandbox KC has announced it has accepted nine new startups into its program. These diverse startups will receive crucial support, mentorship and up to $20,000 in project funding to accelerate their innovative projects.   The chosen companies span various industries, from revolutionary aerospace-grade 3D printing technology to AI-driven solutions for...

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Kansas City Entrepreneur Classes, Workshops Can Move Your Business to the Top of the Class

Going back to school isn’t just for kids. Now, you too can join the class that will help you get your business started on the right foot. KCSourceLink’s 230+ Resource Partners offer a variety of free and low-cost sessions and workshops. Whether you want to see if your idea has legs...

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Kansas City Black Entrepreneur Success Stories

11 of the Best KC Black Entrepreneur Stories to Inspire You during Black Business Month and Beyond

August is National Black Business Month. It’s a time to celebrate these companies that help drive our economy and enrich our communities. According to the U.S. Census, there were more than 140,000 Black- or African American-owned businesses in the U.S. in 2020. Those ventures employed 1.3 million people and boasted...

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How ScaleUP! KC Elevated These Small Businesses … and It Can Boost Yours, Too!

In the five years since Dr. Michelle Macrorie participated in ScaleUP! Kansas City, there have been a few changes with her business, Autism From The Start. She’s opened a second location and purchased, expanded and renovated a commercial property she used to rent. She expects to have tripled...

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ScaleUP! Kansas City Cohort 12

ScaleUP! Kansas City Seeks Top-Tier Small Business Owners Primed to Scale for 13th Cohort

ScaleUP! Kansas City — a selective, game-changing program, offered at no cost to selected participants — is now accepting applications. Its 13th cohort runs from Aug. 24, 2023, to Dec., 14 2023. Applications are accepted through Aug. 14, 2023, at scaleupkc.com. “For nearly a decade, ScaleUP! Kansas City has helped...

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Kansas City influencers and social media content creators

Boost Your Marketing and Branding with 4 Tips from Successful KC Influencers and Social Media Experts

Your approach to marketing and branding can make or break your business. As a founder, you must find the most effective ways to tell your story, reach your target customers and make meaningful connections. When it comes to engagement, building loyalty and driving sales, social media content creators and...

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Heat Up Your Business or Business Idea This Summer with These Entrepreneur Classes and Workshops

New business owners often learn by trial and error. But there is an easier way. KCSourceLink’s Resource Partners offer a wide variety of free or low-cost information sessions, classes and workshops. Whether you want to see if your idea resonates or you’re wondering how to get the word out, there’s a...

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Fahteema Parrish of Parish and Sons Construction

See Which Kansas City Small Business Owner Won the 2023 Mr. K Award

Kansas City-based Parrish & Sons Construction has been crowned the Mr. K Award winner for 2023. As part of its annual small business awards program, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce honored the company with the award during a luncheon June 14. Founded in 2015 by Fahteema Parrish, Parrish &...

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How the KCSourceLink Resource Partner Network Fuels Economic Development

Economic development plays a vital role in our communities, fueling local job creation programs, advancing career development opportunities and improving communities’ quality of life. University Center Week is June 5 -9 for 2023, but work to support economic development spans 365 days a year.  Here at KCSourceLink, we are proud to...

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