UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Digital Sandbox KC

Digital Sandbox KC provides proof-of-concept resources including market validation, prototyping and beta testing support for development of digital technologies within new and existing businesses.

About

Digital Sandbox KC is an unprecedented partnership among private companies, universities, entrepreneurial support organizations and government agencies across the Kansas City region designed to spur the creation of high growth companies.  Digital Sandbox KC provides proof-of-concept resources including market validation, prototyping and beta testing support for development of digital technologies within new and existing businesses. 

Companies and innovations interested in Digital Sandbox KC should submit the innovation at www.digitalsandboxkc.com. Founders can then pitch the concept to an advisory group, which provides feedback, links to industry and suggestions on funding options. Everyone who submits a concept to Digital Sandbox KC is connected to appropriate resources.  

Initial funding came through a $1 million federal i6 Challenge Grant for a proof of concept center. The program is currently raising its second round of proof-of-concept funds.

Services

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Technology Grants

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary ContactDigital Sandbox Representative
Addresss4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone(816) 235-6676