Grit Virtual accepted into Techstars Kansas City

written by
Chris Callen

Grit Virtual, Inc. has been accepted into an extensive 90-day accelerator program called

Techstars. Techstars was created in Boulder, CO in 2006. Since then, Techstars has assisted

1023 companies in raising almost $3.6 billion in fundraising. Of those 1023 companies, only

11% have failed. Techstars has also made an equity purchase of Grit along with other financial


Techstars operates accelerators in Boulder, New York City, Boston, Seattle, Austin, Chicago,

Kansas City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, London, Adelaide, Tel Aviv, Cape

Town, Toronto, and Berlin. Fewer than 1% of the companies that apply to Techstars are


More information about the Techstars program can be found at

Due to the intense nature of the program, it is required of the founder to relocate and work out

of Kansas City, MO for the duration of the program. Chris Callen will be representing Grit and

Wichita among 10 companies locally from Kansas City and Lawrence, but also as far away as

North Carolina, Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Ontario.

Another requirement of the program is that Grit be separated from Builders Plus and moved

into a stand-alone corporation. This occurred May 31, 2017. Chris Callen will remain CEO of

both Builders Plus Construction, LLC and Grit Virtual, Inc.

Due to the massive boost this experience will give Grit, we will immediately begin to assess our

needs and begin to build our team.

Thank you,

Chris Callen – CEO, Grit Virtual, Inc

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