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A Unique Partnership between academic, government and large corporations. Ewing Marion KAUFFMAN Foundation. What is the Digital Sandbox ? A Proof of Concept Center that broadly seeks new innovation in information technology and all ideas related to IT. . Idea . Feasibility . Prototype .

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A unique partnership between academic government and large corporations

A Unique Partnership between academic, government and large corporations

Ewing Marion

KAUFFMAN

Foundation


A unique partnership between academic government and large corporations

What is the Digital Sandbox?

A Proof of Concept Center that broadly seeks new innovation in information technology and all ideas related to IT.

Idea

Feasibility

Prototype

Commercialization

Our Mission:

Create 10 companies with follow-on funding or generating $1 million in revenue by September 15, 2014. To date, Digital Sandbox has funded projects for 26 companies and is actively working with more than 40 companies.


A unique partnership between academic government and large corporations

What are we looking for?

Strong evidence that the technology is unique and that the IP is protected or likely to be protectable

The technology is likely to be competitive in the marketplace and result in a sizeable business opportunity

Initial Proof of Concept can likely be achieved within the defined project budget and timeline

Committed, quality management team

The market opportunity is robust


A unique partnership between academic government and large corporations

What do we provide?

Roadmap to take company from idea to prototype to commercialization

Access to 180+ support organizations, corporate partners and research institutions

Access to the resources:

Co-working and event space at Union Station with gigabit-speed internet access.

Access to cloud infrastructure for real-time web and mobile applications.

Access to ADP Developers Toolkit.

Support from corporate partners at Sprint, VML, UMB, Hallmark and Cerner.

Connections to industry experts, mentors, potential customers and follow-on funding resources through corporate partners.

Proof-of-concept funding

Funds may cover project personnel salary, equipment purchases and other prototyping expenses – CANNOT INVEST DIRECTLY IN COMPANY


A unique partnership between academic government and large corporations

XLRYNT

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Venture360

Play-it Health


A unique partnership between academic government and large corporations

How can you help us?

Refer entrepreneurs with ideas to the Digital Sandbox

Mentor/Advise Digital Sandbox companies

Long-term funding opportunities to sustain Digital Sandbox

Equity funding opportunities for Digital Sandbox companies


A unique partnership between academic government and large corporations

www.digitalsandboxkc.com

[email protected]

www.kcsourcelink.com


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