Small but mighty, Kansas City is one of newest cities in Venture For America's network!
Paris of the Plains
Kansas City’s local government is dedicated to supporting its emerging startup ecosystem. This commitment means exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs in this city. Further, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, KCRise Fund, KCSourceLink, and STARTLAND play key roles in advancing Kansas City’s startup community.
As for the entrepreneurs who live and work here? They embrace Kansas City’s top-notch amenities and pay-it-forward mentality, and they don’t shy away from lending their insight to other startups.
VFA Kansas City By The Numbers
Year VFA launched in Kansas City
Since VFA's arrival in 2017
13 Company Partners
Have hired Fellows
How One Fellow Describes Kansas City
Apurva Kasam, '18 Fellow
“If a Fellow were to get involved in the community, it would be like tapping into a pool of endless mentors. The startup community is extremely close!”
A Fellow's Favorite Element of Kansas City
Chad Feather, '18 Fellow
“Kansas City has a bustling startup ecosystem where everybody truly wants to help each other. There are many great companies being built in KC and many are finding KC has an abundance of resources when it comes to growing. While we don’t specialize in sectors, we do see strengths in IoT, machine learning, and health tech.”
One Fellow Explains Kansas City's Impact
Adam Rukin, '18 Fellow
“Startups here are solving real world problems, they are simply effective. Whether that is uprooting the car hauling industry, smart city initiatives, new super foods, or AgTech, there is a wide ranging and explorative nature to our ecosystem. We are a tight knit, supportive, creative, and expanding market in all senses.”
Where Fellows Work
Sidecar fund investing in Kansas City startups
Software startup focused on the Internet of Things
Mobile platform helping transportation companies