10 Kansas City Startups to Watch in 2023

A A new startup community has emerged in the post-pandemic world — and 10 scalable players are at the forefront, poised to redefine startup success in the heartland.

The startups featured on Startland News’ 2023 Kansas City Startups to Watch list are no strangers to our readers or other entrepreneurs. Not only are they improving broken industries, they are creating new industries altogether, blazing (high) paths, unlocking next-level potential, and creating success that promises local economies for decades to come.

These companies range from health tech and sales platforms to scaling apparel brands to Esports and NFT startups and even the first founder of the list to be featured in two Startups to Watch gatherings – with different investments.

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Due to covid era, all bets are off. And these companies are eager to prove that America’s next big startup will be built by startups based on Silicon Valley.

Narrowing down the list to 10 companies is nearly impossible—even after eight years of following startup newsmakers. The talent and tenacity of the Kansas City startup scene is immense. The end result is just a small reflection of the entrepreneurial energy brewing across the city, and aims to highlight companies that the Startland News editorial team believes have the potential to make serious news in the year ahead.

Let’s be clear: there is no competition between companies – and no “top startup” to announce better than the rest. The list exists to foster cutting-edge innovation and open up new opportunities for some of the city’s fastest-growing startups that might otherwise go unnoticed.

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The 2023 list was compiled through more than six months of research and frequent discussions with community experts, investors and advocacy organizations. Finally, the compilation of the list relied heavily on the honesty, openness and track record of the founders.

The Startland News editorial team culled 35 semi-finalists from nearly 300 nominations and newsroom leads, whittling the list down to 25 and ultimately the 10 Startups to Watch for the Class of 2023 — a group of highly motivated founders poised for success. , we’re sure they’ll dominate the conversation in the tech and innovation space in the coming months.

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Click Here Check out Startland News’ 2022 list, or take a look at our top predictions here 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020And 2021.

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Kansas City Startups to Watch in 2023

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