Two more Kansas City startups—both of them with sports-related products—will receive proof-of-concept help from Digital Sandbox KC.
Lazser Down is a new way of marking down and distance during a football game. The technology was developed by Michael Foster, a former football coach. “LASZER DOWN provides real-time down and distance that is digitally displayed on the field and synchronized with the stadium scoreboard,” he said.
(Thinking Bigger Business wrote about Foster and how he took Lazser Down from an idea to a physical object. You can read that here.)
The other company is pHLOGISTIX. The startup is developing a blood test for concussions in football, soccer and other sports.
“Sandbox money will allow us to integrate the analyte and clinimetric data in order to have proof-of-concept,” said Barry Festoff, M.D., founder and CEO of pHLOGISTIX. “This can significantly change the way concussion and mild traumatic brain injury are diagnosed and treated. Current methods are all subjective.”
Digital Sandbox KC provides expert advice and funding to cover prototyping, beta-testing, legal support and other needs that startups have. Since it was founded in early 2013, the program’s clients have created more than 180 jobs and received nearly $18 million in follow-on funding.
If your company is interested in Digital Sandbox KC help, visit this website. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
(photo: Mike Foster of Lazser Down, courtesy of SparkLabKC)