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
What is the Digital Sandbox?
A Proof of Concept Center that broadly seeks new innovation in information technology and all ideas related to IT.
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.
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
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.
Funds may cover project personnel salary, equipment purchases and other prototyping expenses – CANNOT INVEST DIRECTLY IN COMPANY
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