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We are excited to announce the ten companies that will be joining the Techstars Kansas City Accelerator for our 2017 program. We kick things off this week and are looking forward to three months of awesomeness, capped off by Demo Day on October 12. This is the first class to go through the Techstars Kansas City program.

Techstars is the Worldwide Network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and strong partners and incredible mentors help make this happen. We’re grateful for your support and we couldn’t do it without you. Almost all of our companies were referred from our mentor network.

We love this city and know 2017 is going to be an amazing year for both Techstars and Kansas City. If you have additional questions about our companies, please feel free to reach out to me at lesa.mitchell@techstars.com

Without further ado, here are the Kansas City 2017 companies:

Ampogee gamifies manufacturing, engaging and motivating employees – making operational excellence look easy.

CasaIQ is a smart home solution for multi-family properties.

GRIT Virtual Construction creates VR software solutions for the simulated use and construction of our built world.

Hanzo is a cutting-edge platform that helps companies quickly scale.  

NexusEdge is a career development platform for lifelong learning powered by artificial intelligence.

Planetarians provides plant based high protein, high fiber food products at an affordable cost.

REP provides artificial intelligence for human movement. A revolution in the world of sports and physical rehabilitation.

Somatic Labs provides a software and hardware stack that animates your sense of touch, enabling a future of wearable devices that leverage what our bodies do best: feeling.

TeacherTalent where big data predicts teacher effectiveness and matches the best teachers with client schools.

Vector Legal Method is building the first comprehensive litigation case management, collaboration and analytics application.

 



Lesa Mitchell Lesa Mitchell
Lesa is the Managing Director of the Techstars Kansas City Accelerator. Lesa’s career has included roles as a corporate executive, entrepreneur and consultant to multi-national corporates expanding their innovation footprints. For ten years Lesa was VP Innovation & Networks at the Kauffman Foundation where she designed, implemented and scaled models focused on initiating new markets and recovering markets in support of economic growth. Lesa is an advisor for Modern Meadow (NYC), CapLinked (LA), Neighborly (SF), Copia (SF). Lesa is a long time Sr. Fellow Milken Institute and is on the board of directors of the Althea Foundation in San Francisco.