Pure Pitch Rally among Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas

By |2021-05-04T19:47:34+00:00May 4th, 2021|News|

Pure Pitch Rally was recognized as an honorable mention in the Impact Investing category of Fast Company magazine’s 2021 World Changing Ideas. The awards honor products, concepts, companies, policies and designs innovating to tackle global challenges. Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta said the World Changing Idea Award recipients represent the most groundbreaking solutions [...]

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4 Pure Pitch Rally alumni chosen as Pipeline fellows

By |2021-02-25T18:33:35+00:00February 11th, 2021|News|

The Pipeline entrepreneurial fellowship program selected four Pure Pitch Rally alumni to join its 13 fellows in the 2021 cohort: Shelley Cooper, SureShow Inc., 2020 alumna Chris Jones, MatchRite Care, 2019 alumnus Lauren Lawrence, Stenovate, 2018 alumna Nomi Smith, PMI Rate Pro, 2020 alumna Read more from the KCBJ | Read more from [...]

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ShotTracker announces $11M funding round

By |2021-02-25T18:34:17+00:00January 15th, 2021|News|

ShotTracker, a 2016 Pure Pitch Rally alumnus, scored an $11 million funding round, led by Evertz Technologies and Verizon Ventures. The startups’s technology places sensors inside basketballs and on players to capture gameplay data. The Verizon connection offers 5G capabilities for ShotTracker’s sensors, as well as sponsor relationships with the National Basketball Association [...]

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SureShow, PMI Rate Pro among 10 Startups to Watch in 2021

By |2021-02-25T18:34:48+00:00January 13th, 2021|News|

Two Pure Pitch Rally alumni were selected as Kansas City Startups to Watch in 2021 by Startland News. According to Startland News, “The future newsmakers assembled as part of Startland News’ Kansas City Startups to Watch in 2021 list are eager to reinvent. They’re simplifying over-complicated industries and blazing bold trails in critical sectors, [...]

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Pure Pitch Rally alumni dominate Watch List 2020-2021

By |2021-02-25T18:05:47+00:00January 11th, 2021|News|

A handful of startups that have pitched at Pure Pitch Rally landed on KCSourceLink’s most recent Watch List. To compile its list, KCSourceLink talked with startups and scaling businesses in the Kansas City metro area and Missouri. Those on the list received equity funding or grants in 2018 or 2019 and made big [...]

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PlanIT Impact gets buzz for sustainability-enhancing services

By |2021-02-25T17:41:45+00:00January 4th, 2021|News|

PlanIT Impact has been raising its visibility recently. The software platform for sustainability modeling in the building industry and its founder, Dominique Davison, were part of the 2017 Pure Pitch Rally cohort. Davison was a guest on the EntreArchitect podcast and spoke about how PlanIT Impact simplifies sustainable buildings. The platform, which recently [...]

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PayIt opens Canadian HQ

By |2020-09-25T19:43:15+00:00September 10th, 2020|News|

PayIt, a 2016 Pure Pitch Rally alumnus, announced its international expansion with a Canadian headquarters in Toronto. “It is our plan to use our presence in Toronto as a means to create more highly-skilled tech jobs in the city and to support the continued development of Toronto’s tech talent footprint,” said cofounder and [...]

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App for dog lovers now available for download

By |2020-09-25T19:38:08+00:00September 8th, 2020|News|

PawConX, part of the 2019 cohort of Pure Pitch Rally, was featured on KSHB. The app allows dog owners to connect with others at the dog park. “You really want to connect with people you’ve seen your dog get along with,” founder Kwinton Scarborough said. The app allows “dog packs” to set playdates and [...]

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Pure Pitch Rally alumni among top VC-backed companies

By |2020-09-25T19:32:45+00:00September 1st, 2020|News|

A handful of Pure Pitch Rally alumni have succeeded in fundraising and appear on the list of Kansas City’s Top VC-Backed Companies, compiled by Startland News. The list includes companies that have raised at least $1 million, raised capital from at least one institutional venture investor and raised a round of capital since July [...]

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Stenovate launches, offering women-owned businesses a valuable tool

By |2020-08-19T15:21:07+00:00August 18th, 2020|News|

Stenovate has launched its project management platform for the court reporting industry, less than two years after pitching the idea at Pure Pitch Rally in 2018. Its official launch was in Spring 2020, offering a free trial period while many courts were shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As of August 2020, [...]

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