It may not be the first place that comes to mind when you hear the words “tech startup,” but the Kansas City metropolitan area has its fair share of innovation and burgeoning companies. And with the rollout of Google Fiber, more tech entrepreneurs and talent are migrating into this high-tech, highly-connected city.
From apps to monitor your furry best friend to smart pavement technolofies, here are the top tech startups from Kansas City you need to keep an eye on in 2017 and beyond.
Blooom’s cloud-based software helps users review and make sense of the investments in their personal retirement accounts. The company was recently featured on Good Morning America.
RisGenius’ platform uses machine learning and natural language processing to automatically review insurance policies—the solution can compare two policies, identify key clauses, and more.
Fitbark is an app for monitoring measures of your dog’s lifestyle ad well-being such as activity levels and sleep patterns. The app can even be paired with FitBit to monitor your dog’s fitness next to yours.
Integrated Roadways develops a smart pavement technology that integrates digital technology into concrete road sections to provide drivers with instant connectivity. In 2016, the city of Kansas City started a pilot program to test this innovative offering.
Brightergy aims to help users take control of their energy with its energy intelligence platform—the all-in-one software offering uncovers insights that lead to smarter energy strategies backed by data.
TeraCrunch offers a marketing analytics suite that helps customers gains insights for understanding and improving user acquisition, engagement and retention. Some of its marquee clients include Hallmark, Lockton, and Barkley, to name a few.
Infegy’s social media intelligence platform uses natural language processing to provide real-time insights on any number of topics from over 300 million sources. The SaaS offering helps organizations make sense out of text-based datasets for more informed business decision making.
Instin develops innovative software for the education industry—notable offerings include myHomework, a leading multi-platform student planner and Teachers.io—a platform for teachers to connect, organize classes, and share assignments/lessons to students.
Eon Sports VR develops visualization technologies and state-of-the-art 3D display technologies for immersive and stereoscopic viewing. Its solution is purportedly the world’s easiest-to-use VR/AR publishing platform.
BIG Machine Parts connects heavy duty truck parts with the companies and individuals who need them. Check out the company’s captivating trucking industry blog.
The farming industry is of course a vital component of the Midwest’s economy; Overland Park-based Farmobile has developed a solution that serves as a link between growers, facilitating the storage and appropriate distribution of agricultural data.
Ryroute develops solutions for home or school that aid children with developmental disabilities in learning and maintaining daily activities. For example, its Taptask Homekit consists of an app for the child initiated by one or more beacons that begins a particular routine planned by the parent.
Welltodo’s solutions delivers digital therapeutics and real-time contextual health guidance to chronic disease sufferers. Its Migraine Coach apps combines evidence-based preventive behavioral therapies with artificial intelligence to help migraine sufferers manage their condition better.
SquareOffs is a platform for building and monetizing online polls—its cloud-based debate platform allow publishers, bloggers and brands to disseminate their interactive polls over social for more engagement and revenue.
Eyeverify is an innovative password management solution that streamlines access to sensitive accounts through iris scanning. The technology is available for mobile and other devices.
The best is yet to come from these 15 Kansas City startups—be sure to keep them on your radar as they innovate and scale over the coming months and years.