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Digital Sandbox KC chooses three more startups for funding



Digital Sandbox KC has selected three more startups to receive project funding, the organization announced Thursday.

“This group showcases the wide spectrum of businesses assisted by the Sandbox, from a data platform for creative filmmakers and studios, to improved patient care in asthma, to biologics in regenerative medicine,” Jill Meyer, senior director of technology ventures at the UMKC Innovation Center, said in a press release.

Digital Sandbox KC, which offers a “proof-of-concept” program designed to help early-stage businesses commercialize their ideas, is a program of the UMKC center.

Each of the newly selected companies will be awarded up to $20,000. They are:

  • FilmDove, a platform aimed at connecting filmmakers and studios with the right audience and resources to help them build their brands;
  • Pulmonaer Analytics, which makes a mobile platform, Asthma Insight, designed to improve collaboration between patients and doctors, and provide patients with a personalized care plan;
  • Ronawk, which has technology designed to facilitate the expansion of stem cells for use in early-stage diagnostics or the repair of damaged tissues.

Additionally, Digital Sandbox KC has expanded its funding through a partnership with Overland Park, Kansas. The organization said funding from this program will empower Overland-Park-based entrepreneurs.

Since 2013, Digital Sandbox KC has supported 121 startups that have raised more than $70 million in follow-on funding, according to the release.

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