SparkLabKC - The Local Show

Published on Oct 24, 2013

Kansas City wants to be the greatest place in America for entrepreneurs. When the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce last year launched a series of public listening sessions on the issue, they found that one of the biggest obstacles for start-ups is finding the capital to grow their businesses. Enter Spark Lab KC. Private investors are pooling their resources together to help Kansas City start ups and, as KCPT 's Kyle Geary reports, a whole lot more. Sparklab KC is now taking applications for its next class which starts January 2014. By the way, more money is being thrown at start ups in Kansas City. The Greater Kansas City Chamber recently announcing, as part of its BIG 5 initiative, the Fly Over Capital fund, where well-heeled investors have now pledged more than 25 million dollars to help local entrepreneurs.