KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pinsight Media, a mobile data company and Sprint’s innovation venture, announced a new collaboration today with Digital Sandbox KC to support Kansas City’s early-stage digital entrepreneurs from concept to commercialization.
As part of the relationship, Pinsight will extend proof-of-concept project funding and provide app development resources for consumer-facing product companies selected by the Sandbox. This includes additional funding and resources needed above the $25,000 limit for the minimum viable product (MVP).
“As a locally-grown technology company based here in Kansas City, we want to help others grow and continue to expand our technology footprint nationally,” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president of Pinsight Media. “We see a great opportunity with Digital Sandbox and look forward to helping speed up the launch process for its companies.”
This new relationship aligns with Pinsight’s app development program called Rollout that offers mobile development and app monetization solutions for founders of high-growth, consumer-facing products.
“With Pinsight’s involvement and generous support, entrepreneurs now have access to industry experts with extensive knowledge in app development and app marketing,” said Jeff Shackelford, executive director, Digital Sandbox. “As a result, we hope that even more consumer-focused founders will apply to tap into the entrepreneurial resources available in our own backyard.”
Shackelford adds this is a unique model for Digital Sandbox. “This relationship brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to our program. From building mobile apps to marketing them, we can now offer participating companies the total package.”
About Digital Sandbox
Digital Sandbox KC is an unprecedented partnership among private companies, universities, entrepreneurial support organizations and government agencies across the Kansas City region designed to spur the creation of high growth companies. Digital Sandbox KC provides proof-of-concept resources including market validation, prototyping and beta testing support for development of digital technologies within new and existing businesses. More details and the application information can be found at www.digitalsandboxkc.com.