Web hosting provider Arsalon Technologies announced on Thursday that it is offering 12 months of free hosting services as part of Launch KC, an initiative spearheaded by the city’s mayor to attract IT entrepreneurs to the area.
Launch KC was introduced last year, around the same time that Google Fiber began accepting registrations in Kansas City, and has already helped more than 27 startup companies. According to an article from March, there are 157 tech-related businesses located in downtown Kansas City, which employ nearly 4,000 people.
The program attracts startups from across the US, and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City matches entrepreneurs with local resources, including office space and web hosting.
Launch KC is not the only program in Kansas City seeking to spur startup innovation in Silicon Prairie. Earlier this week, Sprint and Techstars partnered to launch a health-focused startup in KC.
“Following in the footsteps of Kansas City’s entrepreneur legends like Ewing Kauffman and Neal Patterson, we want to give back to the growing tech community in our hometown,” Gary Hall, co-founder of Arsalon Technologies said. “Our growth and success stems from the support of local businesses, and it’s exciting to see the creativity these companies bring to the market.”
Arsalon Technologies has three locations in Kansas City, and offers cloud, managed and dedicated hosting, as well as colocation and managed Microsoft Exchange services.