SparkLabKC announces second startup class

Bobby Burch

Reporter- Kansas City Business Journal

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SparkLabKC is welcoming 10 new companies for its second startup class.

The in-residence business accelerator program includes seed capital and access to mentors and advisory services.

The 2014 class includes: BuzzMeDo, CouponCloud, Creelio, Dewsly Media, Life Equals, Lucky Orange, Minute Movement, 1CapApp, Toasty Totes and UChic.

"We are very impressed with the applicant quality for our second class," Kevin Fryer, SparkLabKC managing director, said in a release. "As a group, these companies are well-developed organizations. Several have raised seed capital, and many have revenue."

Companies in the program have access to a free workspace, more than 80 mentors, legal and financial services, and can receive as much as $18,000 in seed capital.

The three-month program will begin Monday. Past graduates of SparkLabKC include Prairie Village-based The Briefcase LLC, which recently won at least $100,000 in financing, and Kansas City-based Knoda LLC.