The entrepreneurial scene in Kansas City is hot, and so are the opportunities for finding funding at the Pure Pitch Rally! This one-of-a-kind event brings together entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem-builders. Selected KC-area startups compete Shark Tank-style for more than $1 million in cash and resources from local business leaders and corporate sponsors. This celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship helps accelerate the startups — and the local economy.

Check out highlights from the fourth annual Pure Pitch Rally held October 15, 2019!


BestyBnB | Andy Bond
Blockchain Water | Elango Thevar
Calving Technologies | Libby Martin
Clara Biotech | James West
Helix Health | Anurag Patel
MatchRite Care | Christopher Jones
PawConX LLC | Kwinton Scarbrough
TravelHive | Kim Naramore

Community Pitch: FeedKC | Andrea Savage
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Between 2013 and 2017, startups created 58 percent of all net new jobs in Kansas City.
— We Create KC 2019

How Pure Pitch Rally Works

8 tech startups.

Startups representing ideas and innovation in all aspects of technology are encouraged to apply for consideration. Our organizers thoroughly vet all applicants and adhere to rigorous selection standards for hand-picking the companies who will participate.

40 land sharks.

The event’s land sharks represent the “who’s who” of investors, CEOs and VIPs in the world of tech, both in Kansas City and beyond! The judges each bring a $1,000 check to present to the pitcher they deem worthy of the non-dilutive funding.

$1 million of funding.

In addition to the cash prizes awarded by our land sharks, attendees will vote to award a People’s Choice cash prize. When combined with other sponsor resources and community funding that will be given, pitchers will receive serious funding to help accelerate their businesses!

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