Pure Pitch Rally Alums Represent in UMKC Pitch Competition

By |2024-05-08T10:06:41-05:00April 26th, 2024|News|

UMKC hosted its Regnier Venture Creation Challenge recently, a pitch competition that allowed college students and full-time entrepreneurs to present their startups and compete for cash prizes. Dr. Shelley Cooper, a serial entrepreneur and Pure Pitch Rally alumna, won first place in the non-student James [...]

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Marma chosen for a new innovation cohort focused on women’s health

By |2024-02-16T19:47:12-06:00February 6th, 2024|News|

Marma, a women-led health tech startup in Kansas City, was one of 10 companies selected by Springboard Enterprises to join its Inaugural 2024 Women’s Health Innovation Program Cohort. Ultimately, this program aims to normalize women’s health as a mainstream industry. With a focus on providing personalized nutritional guidance to address the critical [...]

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2 Pure Pitch Rally alumni accepted into Digital Sandbox KC

By |2024-02-16T19:45:30-06:00January 12th, 2024|News|

Digital Sandbox KC announced nine new local startups will join their program to kick off 2024. As members of the cohort, these entrepreneurs will receive foundational support, mentorship and up to $20,000 in project funding. Selected companies range in industry from aerospace 3D printing to healthcare streamlined solutions.  Of the nine startups, two [...]

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Digital Health KC earns $2 million federal grant

By |2023-12-21T18:49:55-06:00November 29th, 2023|News|

A group of local Kansas City businesses and institutions received a federal grant of $2 million, just three weeks after the city earned the title of U.S. Tech Hub. The Build to Scale grant was generously matched by an award from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The grant was awarded to the [...]

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Clara Biotech acquired by local leader in biotech

By |2023-11-15T16:29:25-06:00November 15th, 2023|News|

Clara Biotech, a 2019 Pure Pitch Rally alumnus, recently joined forces with InnovaPrep, a local leader in biotech. According to Jim West, co-founder of Clara Biotech, the deal came to fruition as their team was considering a potential merger or acquisition with another company, but this opportunity represented a better fit for the [...]

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VideoFizz launches consumer-facing brand

By |2023-10-19T14:32:59-05:00September 2nd, 2023|News|

VideoFizz, a first-year alumna, was recently recognized for launching its consumer-facing brand. The start-up previously signed a deal with Hallmark Cards Inc. to utilize their technology to create a new video greeting card. The partnership went well; however, it was time for VideoFizz to be recognized as their own brand. VideoFizz offers its [...]

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Vetelligence selected for top regional accelerator

By |2023-10-19T14:15:51-05:00May 10th, 2023|News|

Vetelligence, a 2021 Pure Pitch Rally alumnus, was recently selected for a top regional accelerator. The owner of the start-up, Zachary Oshinbanjo, served in the U.S. Army as an indirect infantryman and specialist for four years. His vision for Vetelligence is to help guide veterans or military service members into tech careers. Learn [...]

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Ask SAMIE and CodeAlgo Academy added as members of the Pathfinder Cohort by Pipeline Entrepreneurs

By |2024-05-08T09:39:40-05:00February 1st, 2023|News|

Two alumni from the 2022 Pure Pitch Rally, Ask SAMIE and CodeAlgo Academy, were recently added as members of the Pathfinder Cohort by Pipeline Entrepreneurs. As members of the Pathfinder cohort, these start-ups have access to mentors, potential investors and peers. Ask SAMIE is an app that [...]

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Clara Biotech selected by a Wichita-based accelerator

By |2023-10-19T14:28:14-05:00January 14th, 2023|News|

Pure Pitch Rally 2019 alumnus Clara Biotech was among the top 21 companies selected by a Wichita-based accelerator. Clara Biotech is known for creating exosome isolation and a purification platform allowing the biopharma industry to create future medicine. Learn more from Startland News

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Marma Nutrition awarded funding by Digital Sandbox KC

By |2023-10-19T14:33:41-05:00January 13th, 2023|News|

Marma Nutrition, a 2022 Pitch Rally alumnae, was one of five tech start-ups in Kansas City awarded funding of up to $20,000 by Digital Sandbox KC in 2023. The start-up provides a platform for women to find nutrition guidance during each stage of fertility, pregnancy and postpartum. In addition to receiving funding, Digital [...]

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