The Fountain Innovation Fund provides capital to regional companies sitting between proof of concept and full commercialization.

Our role is to support companies with great ideas move from early validation to market with a finished product and their first paying customers. We know we must Grow Our Own (#growyourown)

The Fountain Innovation Fund is a significant component to creating a vibrant entrepreneurial economy that can provide promising, growing ventures capital at every stage. Be a part of our story, and let us be a part of yours.

The Fund was founded with the support of a Federal Department of Commerce Grant, and the Kauffman Foundation

WHO DO WE FUND?

The Fund addresses a critical funding gap and ensures the best ideas make it the next stage of capital. We are focused on creating jobs and success stories for Kansas City, increasing our regional competitiveness, and fueling innovation.

We are looking for companies that meet the following criteria:

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FOUNTAIN INNOVATION FUND COMPANIES

Lelex Prime is a market insights platform leveraging alternative data, Collective Dynamics, and Deep Learning to accurately predict how external influences impact future consumer trends and behaviors. Visit LeluxPrime’s website.

 

Epigraph is a product visualization platform leveraging CGI & machine learning to generate photo-realistic content in the form of product photographs, web-based augmented reality, product spinners and animations. Visit Epigraph’s website.

 

Stenovate is a project management tool specifically designed and custom built for legal transcript professionals. Visit Stenovate’s website.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Maggie Kenefake
Managing Director
Fountain Innovation Fund
Phone: 913-438-2282
mkenefake@ecjc.com

FOUNTAIN INNOVATION FUND DEADLINES

 
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June Consideration July Consideration
Submission Deadline February 15 March 15 April 12 May 17 June 14
Presenters Informed February 24 March 26 April 23 May 27 June 28
Screening Committee Pitch Date March 1 April 5 May 3 June 7 July 13
Investment Committee Meeting TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

ARE YOU A FIT? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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SUBMIT Company Info For Consideration

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