Steve Roatch, CEO of Twentyseven Global, has helped several technology startups as a SparkLabKC Mentor. He said, “It has been exciting to see these young companies launch. We love the startup culture and are committed to doing our part to help this segment of the economy thrive in Kansas City.”
According to SparkLabKC, “The Kansas City region also is home to many angel investors, many of whom are investors in SparkLabKC. A number of our graduating companies have presented their business plans and raised seed funding from area angel investors. Plus more and more these days, venture capital investors from the coasts are looking for deals in the Midwest, and Kansas City is no longer the best kept secret in startups. While there could always be more funding available, Kansas City is definitely making progress in this arena.”
Kansas City was also one of the first cities to give the green light to Google Fiber, which offers Internet 100 times faster than most other connections, bringing endless opportunities for those in the coding, design and development fields.
Additionally, organizations and programs like SparkLabKC, The Digital Sandbox, the Kansas City Startup Village, KCnext, the Mid-America Angels and the University of Missouri-Kansas City and University of Kansas provide support, encouragement, training and funding.