SparkLabKC is an early-stage Internet business accelerator based in Kanas City, Mo., created to help driven Midwestern entrepreneurs forge ideas into successful companies. SparkLabKC selects 10 startups each year for a 90-day intense, in-residence, mentor-driven program that provides up to $18,000 in seed capital, business advisory services, free workspace and a formal demonstration day with potential investors. This is a proven accelerator program adapted to the Kansas City region. The program builds on public-private partnerships and the strengths of the region's vast entrepreneurial community. Startups that have been through this kind of program have a superior track record of generating new companies, new jobs and achieving a significant impact in their communities.
SparkLabKC Headquarter Location
215 W Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri, 64108,
Latest SparkLabKC News
Jan 5, 2016
The Kansas City-based business accelerator program has assembled 10 emerging companies from the region to boost their development ahead of a presentation to potential investors. It is the lab’s third class of companies. Jennifer Taylor of the Swapping Co. talks on her phone as teams from companies in this year’s SparkLabKC accelerator class gather.SparkLabKC Kevin Fryer, managing director of SparkLabKC, talks to team members of the companies participating in the business accelerator program on their first day.SparkLabKC Mike Foster of Lazser Down listens during the first day of this year’s three-month business accelerator program at SparkLabKC.SparkLabKC 1 of 3 Order Reprint of this Story The 2015 class of SparkLabKC has begun the three-month push that ends with April 10 presentations to potential investors, the business accelerator program said. Each of the 10 companies hails from the Kansas City region and will receive up to $18,000 in financing, free workspace, legal, accounting and financial advisory services, and help from mentors in various industries. Mentors for this year’s group, the third to enter the program, include members of companies who participated in the first two classes. SparkLabKC also has moved to 127 W. 10th St. in an area designated as Kansas City’s Downtown Innovation District. The companies are still in the early stages of development. They are: College Sports USA — a social network and recruiting site for college coaches and students. Kookiedoodle Crafts — an arts and crafts studio for children and families. Lazser Down — a digital alternative to traditional football down markers and chain systems. OliveMonday — sends monthly bundles of craft supplies and tools to create your own accessories and personalize wardrobes. PopBookings — an app to connect event staffing companies with personnel. Rock-it Launcher — a smartphone app for organizing and managing its contents. Royal Loyal — a customer loyalty app designed for smaller retailers. The Swapping Co. — an online market for consignment stores. Talk2Me — allows therapists to connect with those who need help through secure online sessions. VeriQuik — a fast way to verify someone’s identity, or “Carfax for people.” To reach Mark Davis, call 816-234-4372 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow him on Facebook and Twitter at mdkcstar. Related content
5 Team Members
SparkLabKC has 5 team members, including current Managing Director, Kevin Fryer.