Eight Kansas City-area tech startups were selected to pitch their businesses to local executives, community leaders, investors and corporate sponsors at the sixth annual Pure Pitch Rally. The event will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Loews Kansas City Hotel.
The eight businesses selected to pitch this year will present to more than 100 investors, competing for funding and resources. Up to $1 million in cash and other resources will be awarded at the event, according to organizers.
Startups selected for the pitch competition focus on a wide range of innovation in technology. They include:
- Azella, which makes software to help independent financial advisers with branding and online marketing
- Crib Coaching, which uses artificial intelligence to teach parents about parenting basics
- MD MatchUp, an app designed to match patients with a curated list of providers in their health network
- SeeInMe, a company that makes caregiving tools for parents of children who are nonverbal
- Tenfold Security, a cybersecurity company providing cloud security services and software
- Veeper, which has technology designed to help online retailers tailor discounts and special offers to specific customers
- Venboo, which makes an app designed to help vendors find and book events to sell their products
- Vetelligence, which is developing technology to help connect employers to the military community