The SparkLabKC Program
Our accelerator solves the two fundamental problems for early-stage startup companies – the experience gap and the capital gap.
Our program provides seed capital, mentors, business advisory services and access to investors.
We focus on early-stage Internet startups working in industries that are driving the Kansas City region’s economy such as telecommunications, engineering, health care, agriculture and energy.
Only 10 Internet business startup companies are chosen for the SparkLabKC program each year.
SparkLabKC provides a comprehensive 90-day in-residence accelerator program that includes:
This is a proven mentor-driven business accelerator program
Startups that have been through this kind of program have a superior track record of generating new companies and new jobs, and have a significant impact in their communities.
HOW IT WORKS
We’ll accept applications in the fall, and then we’ll select 10 startup companies to participate:
SparkLabKC earns a 6% interest in each participating company in return for the program services.
SparkLabKC companies will go to work on January:
- Month one is heavy mentoring to help refine business and product strategy.
- Month two is product focused with work on prototype development.
- Month three focuses on refining the prototype pitch for Demo Day.
- In April, each company presents its prototype product to angel investors and venture capitalists on Demo Day.