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PHKC Alchemy Sandbox  

PHKC Alchemy Sandbox provides critical funding, mentoring, and connections to help founders build viable businesses ready for growth, and sustainability. With the support from UMB Bank, this program will provide 20 businesses up to $5k in grants that will directly support businesses with their back office, equipment cost, rental assistance, or general system needs.

Ideas from people and businesses based in Kansas City are eligible to receive project funding.


PHKC Alchemy Sandbox is accepting applicants until November 2022-  If you are not selected for the first quarter funding, we encourage you to continue to apply, there are a total of four quarters of funding. 

*Needs in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:
Back office supports
Business technology

Business Rental Assistance 

*All ideas, regardless of industry, are eligible so long as they fit within the parameters listed above.

PHKC Alchemy Sandbox is best positioned to help companies that:

  • Have been in business at least 12 months

  • Be located in Kansas City, MO area

  • Have strong, clearly defined business ideas, and current offerings

  • A clear need for the funding support

PHKC Alchemy Sandbox Process:


  • Complete the online application (2 parts)

    - Online form (below)
    - 2 min Submission video - (the "why you" video) We recommend uploading to YouTube, and provide a link to the video

  • Attend a “how to pitch” pitch class (these will be scheduled) 


  • Schedule to present to the selection committee

    • 5 min presentation

    • No more than 15 slides (no less than 10 slides)

    • 3 min of Q and A

Interested? fill out the form below: