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Convening the first cohort September 10th through Demo Day on November 20th and an Investor Round Table on the 21st.

OUR MISSION

We’re looking for innovators and disrupters ready to tackle the challenges of the vast
healthcare industry. Here are the areas of focus we look for in businesses ready to scale.

Consumer Experience

Looking to improve the consumer/patient experience and transform payments in a world of value and outcomes-based compensation.

Seeking Partnerships
& Pilots

Seeking to engage in partnerships with large, leading industry stakeholders.

Pioneering New Tech

Utilize cutting edge technologies that possess a realistic opportunity to create efficiencies and improve quality and outcomes in the near-term.

Growth Expectations

Expecting to raise VC money to grow and scale their business to become leaders in their field.

Healthcare Focused

Plans to make a substantial, positive impact on the U.S. healthcare system.

Quick Learners

Open to mentoring and coaching to improve time-to-market, organization and team building, strategy development, and market access.

WHEN & WHERE

When

Cohort companies will participate in 12 weeks of programming Tuesdays through Thursdays for 12 weeks until Demo Day November 20, 2019. Company founders and CEOs are expected to attend.

Where

We have rented a mansion where companies can live, work, and play. There are 3 stories of meeting and work-space, indoor and outdoor fun space, and several luxurious private bedrooms and bathrooms. There’s no cost to cohort members for the use of the house.

Event Calendar
September 8, 2019
  • First Pitch (Don Peterson & Nueterra team)

    September 8, 2019  2:15 am - 4:45 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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September 10, 2019
  • Welcome and Syllabus Review (Don Peterson, Entrepreneur in Residence)

    September 10, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Partner Introductions and Opportunities (Full Scale, First Business Bank, Nathan Oleen; Partner, Husch Blackwell + Pete Enko; Healthcare Group, Husch Blackwell)

    September 10, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Cohort Reception Party with all partners

    September 10, 2019  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    3614 Pennsylvania Ave

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September 12, 2019
  • Tech Development UI/UX (Jayme Thomason, Built Well + Tyler Van Winkle, Rivet)

    September 12, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Weekly Review (Don Peterson, Entrepreneur in Residence)

    September 12, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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September 17, 2019
  • Physicians and Practice Constructs (Dr. Kaster at al. & Dr. Bob Jackson)

    September 17, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Cohort Brain Share (cohort participants)

    September 17, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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September 18, 2019
  • Husch Blackwell Visit and Happy Hour (Jeff Simon; Managing Partner, Husch Blackwell)

    September 18, 2019  3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Husch Blackwell, 4801 Main St #1000, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA

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September 19, 2019
  • Financial Forecasting

    September 19, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Weekly Review (Don Peterson, Entrepreneur in Residence)

    September 19, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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September 24, 2019
  • Jason Grill Radio Show showcasing cohort

    September 24, 2019  10:00 am - 11:45 am
    Entercom Radio Station 7000 Squibb Rd 2nd Floor, Mission, KS 66202

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  • Culture & Team (Travis Tasset, Nueterra)

    September 24, 2019  1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    3614 Pennsylvania Ave 3614 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA

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  • Cohort Brain Share (cohort participants)

    September 24, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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September 25, 2019
  • Health Innovation Team Meeting (Aaron Deacon & associates)

    September 25, 2019  8:30 am - 10:45 am
    Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway Blvd #200, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA

    LaunchKC cohort companies will present to the Health Innovation Team from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Suggested format: each team gets 15 minutes (7-8 mins pitch / 7-8 mins Q&A).

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  • Economic Development session (Drew Solomon and Alex Munyard, EDC of KCMO)

    September 25, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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  • Lawyers: when, why, and who? (George Khoukaz, Husch Blackwell attorney).

    September 25, 2019  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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September 26, 2019
  • Go to Market Strategy (Jimmy Keown; VP, Barkley)

    September 26, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Barkley, 1740 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA

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  • Weekly Review (Don Peterson, Entrepreneur in Residence)

    September 26, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    3614 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA

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September 29, 2019
  • Payer Panel Discussion & Pizza (Karen Johnson and Brian Hagenhoff; Blue KC)

    September 29, 2019  2:15 am - 3:45 am
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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October 1, 2019
  • Project Management, Requirements, Development Goals

    October 1, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Competition, Advantage, Threats, Market Entry (Don Peterson, Entrepreneur in Residence).

    October 1, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

    Don Peterson will lead this session and spend c. 20 minutes with each company. The session on market entry will be combined into this session.

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  • Cohort Brain Share (cohort participants)

    October 1, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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October 2, 2019
  • Payers, TPAs, Employers (Chris Ford & colleague, HUB International/Truss and Derek Bridges, Value Health)

    October 2, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Innovative Payment Models (Karen Johnson, Brian Hagenhoff, and Dennis Depenbusch; Blue KC)

    October 2, 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Payer Panel (Karen Johnson, Brian Hagenhoff, and Dennis Depenbusch; Blue KC)

    October 2, 2019  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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October 3, 2019
  • Weekly Review (Don Peterson, Entrepreneur in Residence)

    October 3, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • WellBrain Forecast

    October 3, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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October 8, 2019
  • SDoH, Under Served, Uninsured (Jerry Jones, Blue KC, and John Fitzpatrick)

    October 8, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • WellCare vs Healthcare (LaToyia Mays)

    October 8, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Startland News Article

    October 8, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Hi All –

    This is a friendly reminder that Startland News will be at the house to highlight each company. They plan to spend 15 minutes with each company to discuss their business/company. They will be rolling out articles to highlight each company over the next 10 weeks.

    Thank you,

    JFM

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October 9, 2019
  • Billing, Coding, and RCM (Sandy Soerries).

    October 9, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Pharmaceuticals, PBMs, Part D (Chris England)

    October 9, 2019  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Cross Marketing & Strategic Partnerships to maximize brand exposure (Beth Omecene Epperson)

    October 9, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

    Beth Omecene Epperson will share tips to maximize Cross Marketing Techniques between cohorts as well as within your strategic partnerships.

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  • Cohort Brain Share (cohort participants)

    October 9, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    3416 Pennsylvania St. KCMO

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October 10, 2019
  • Weekly Review (Don Peterson, Entrepreneur in Residence)

    October 10, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Sales 101, Getting to "no", Enterprise, Healthcare Sales (Josh Collard and David-Paul Cavazos; CEO, Republic County Hospital).

    October 10, 2019  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • BioNexus Annual Dinner

    October 10, 2019  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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October 15, 2019
  • Privacy and Security Incident Response (Peter Enko and Christopher Budke; Husch Blackwell)

    October 15, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

    Presented by:

    Pete Enko: https://www.huschblackwell.com/professionals/peter-enko

    Chris Budke: https://www.huschblackwell.com/professionals/christopher-budke

    There are many risks and regulations in the healthcare industry regarding a company’s data privacy and cybersecurity. During this presentation, you’ll learn strategies and best practices to manage risk and protect your company from a breach. Beyond that, this presentation also outlines what to do if your company is hacked – from outlines best practices for incident response to handling a forensic investigation.

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  • Stark, AKS, CPoM (Michael Barrett)

    October 15, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

    Michael Barrett: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpresleybarrett/

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  • Cohort Brain Share (cohort participants)

    October 15, 2019  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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October 16, 2019
  • Chronic & Acute Care, Care Navigation (Dr. Payne and Dr. Voran)

    October 16, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Telehealth and remote monitoring (Dr. Chelsea Johnson, CMU + Eve-Lynn Nelson, KU)

    October 16, 2019  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Accelerator Mixer

    October 16, 2019  4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    3614 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA

    We’re bringing together the LaunchKC Accelerators to share experiences and feedback.

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October 17, 2019
  • Pitch Prep

    October 17, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Present and review pitch decks each company.

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October 22, 2019
  • Pitch Practice.

    October 22, 2019  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Spoke Pitch prep

    October 22, 2019  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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  • Sickweather Pitch prep

    October 22, 2019  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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  • WellBrain Pitch prep

    October 22, 2019  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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October 23, 2019
  • Technology: Blockchain, AI, AR, Pophealth

    October 23, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Investor Panel - Darcy Howe (KC Rise Fund), John Fein (Firebrand Ventures), Bret Oettmeier (BCBS Kansas Ventures), and Matthew Warrens (Unity Point Health) - Moderated by Don Peterson.

    October 23, 2019  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    3614 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA

    Moderated by Don Peterson (Entrepreneur in Residence, LaunchKC Health Accelerator).

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  • Healthcare Entrepreneurs Meetup

    October 23, 2019  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    3614 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA

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October 24, 2019
  • Politics and policy session (Dallas Polen; Chief of Public Policy, CMH, and Audrey Dunkel; VP of Financial Advocacy, Kansas Hospital Association).

    October 24, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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  • Weekly Review (Don Peterson, Entrepreneur in Residence)

    October 24, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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October 29, 2019
  • Cohort Brain Share (cohort participants)

    October 29, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Mayo Clinic: Dinner meeting with Jean Huddleston Chief Hospitalist/Networking

    October 29, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Dinner meeting with Jean Huddleston Chief Hospitalist/Networking

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October 30, 2019
  • Mayo Clinic: Site Visit + Meetings

    October 30, 2019  8:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Lunch with Andrew Danielsen (Mayo Clinic Ventures - Chair, Licensing)

    October 30, 2019  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Mayo Clinic: Site Visit + Meetings

    October 30, 2019  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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November 5, 2019
  • Guided Tour of CMH (Kevin Mroczka)

    November 5, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA

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  • U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D visit and discussion

    November 5, 2019  11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Individual Pitch Prep

    November 5, 2019  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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  • Cohort Brain Share (cohort participants)

    November 5, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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November 6, 2019
  • Video shoot and production

    November 6, 2019  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    TBA

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November 7, 2019
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Policies (Andrea Hendricks, Global leader for D&I at Cerner).

    November 7, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Weekly Review (Don Peterson, Entrepreneur in Residence)

    November 7, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Rep. Sharice Davids visit

    November 7, 2019  2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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November 12, 2019
  • Pitch Prep

    November 12, 2019  8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1400 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA

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November 13, 2019
  • Business Planning & Strategy

    November 13, 2019  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • Progress & Feedback

    November 13, 2019  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    11350 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 100 Leawood, KS 66211

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  • BKD Accounting and Finance session

    November 13, 2019  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Nueterra Capital, 11350 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, USA

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  • CleanTech Demo Day (Black & Veatch)

    November 13, 2019  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    • 4:00 pm – Mix & Mingle (light appetizers and drinks will be served)
    • 4:40 pm – Showtime! Pitches begin from each of our 7 companies (see below).
    • 5:45 pm – Happy Hour resumes; celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship, and the cleaner world we are creating together!

    Casual dress is encouraged!

    RSVP HERE:
    https://web.cvent.com/event/e82ca64a-a2b3-4007-89cb-f6efbafb7d8d/summary

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November 14, 2019
November 19, 2019
November 21, 2019
  • Investor Round Tables

    November 21, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am

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OUR TEAM

The LaunchKC Health Accelerator is a partnership between the Economic
Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri
and Nueterra Capital.

Don Peterson

Entrepreneur in Residence

Drew Solomon

SVP Economic Development Corp of Kansas City

Jeremy Tasset

CEO Nueterra Capital

OUR PARTNERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does my company have to relocate to Kansas City, Missouri?

We hope to convince you that KC is a great place and that you should stay or at least keep a presence here. We will provide a Kansas City, MO mailing address for each cohort company at PlexPod, a local co-working space.


How many days per week will my company be committed to being in KC during the accelerator course?

3 days. The programming will take place from Tuesday morning through Thursday afternoon.


How long is the program?

The program is 90 days. It will begin on September 10th and conclude with Demo Day on November 20th and an Investor Round Table on the 21st.


What are the benefits of the program?

  • Access to Capital: Nueterra Capital will be awarding each company a minimum of $50,000 in exchange for equity to be negotiated before entering the cohort. The investment will be available in 2 equal tranches, 1 at the start and the 2nd on Demo Day. As each company has a unique set of circumstances as regards capital needs and valuation, you and Nueterra Capital will negotiate the valuation and investment before the program begins. $50K is a minimum. There is no ceiling.
  • Legal and Business Services: Husch Blackwell, one of the nation’sleading healthcare law firms, will be providing each company up to $5,000 in pro bono legal and business services.
  • Software Development: Full Scale, will be providing each company $10,000 in software development services.
  • Housing: LaunchKC has rented out an amazing house for the cohort to live and work in. The house is very spacious with plenty of meeting and workspace as well as private bedrooms, kitchen and an awesome outdoor area. Free to all cohort team members.
  • Brand and PR: The companies will be published in the local media (Startland News, Business Journal and others), participate on the Jason Grill Radio Show, and Startup Hustle Podcast to promote your company.

I’ve applied and haven’t heard back! When will I receive an answer?

We will be notifying companies that are selected no later than August 23rd. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we cannot guarantee that we will respond to all applicants.

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