The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced Tuesday that UMKC would receive $750,000 in funding as part of the larger $29 million Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge.
The UMKC Innovation Center, in partnership with KC Digital Drive, intends on using the grant to support the Comeback KC Ventures project, which aims to find technology-based solutions to pandemic-related community needs.
Specifically, the funds will be spent on initiatives related to health and digital equity and supporting minority and women-run businesses.
This is an abbreviated version of Feiyu Su’s Missouri Business Alert article. To view the full article, click HERE.
The UMKC Innovation Center is a business incubator that partners with the university and the community to spark entrepreneurial efforts within the Kansas City region and across the country.