Grant Amount: Up to $60,000
Thank you for your interest in applying to the 2022 LaunchKC Grants Competition! If you would like to be considered for our program, please complete the application before September 9, 2022. LaunchKC Grant Competition awardees will $50,000 in equity-free funding, commercial space in Downtown Kansas City, and additional resources and services throughout their cohort year. For those relocating to Kansas City, you will receive an additional $10,000 in relocation funding.
The selection process consists of multiple rounds. Applicants will be notified of their standing at the conclusion of each round and receive additional instructions are necessary.
Initial Review for Eligibility:
Round 1: Application Review
Round 2: Video Pitch Review
Round 3: In-Person Interview
If you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to submit two references and participate in an in-person interview in Kansas City. Interviews will be conducted in late October 2022.
The application closes on September 9th, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT
HOW TO QUALIFY
LaunchKC Grants Competition recipients must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit entity
- Provide a technology-based product, service, or solution
- Have a scaleable business model
- Be an early-stage company (validated idea stage through pre-Series A funding)
- Be a US-based company
- Be willing to relocate to Kansas City, Missouri for at least one year. This includes the business headquarters, significant operations, and 51% of the Founding Team (or 1 Founder and 51% of the team).