It starts with a great idea.

A new, tech spin on an ab-roller. A way to boost tomato yields. Improving businesses’ access to working capital. An insatiable drive to help people get healthy.

But an idea is just an inkling, a fleeting notion—until it’s put in the hands of an entrepreneur

We Create KC: Year 4 
tells a few of the stories of ideas in the hands of entrepreneurs and benchmarks our progress toward becoming America's most entrepreneurial city. 

You can also follow Kansas City's progress as we work together to improve access to capital. Download We Create Capital: June 2016 Update or scroll down to download the full action plan. 

Learn more about the four types of entrepreneurs and tap the KCSourceLink Network to find the resources that will help your business grow.


Through the Entrepreneur Dashboard, KCSourceLink measures the vibrancy and vitality of KC's entrepreneurial ecosystem with these benchmarks.

Click on the icons below  to track Kansas City's progress on improving capital for entrepreneurs, increasing entrepreneurial density and connectivity and growing innovative ideas and talent right here at home.


Who funds KC companies and who gets funded?

Network Connectivity

Density + Connectivity

Where are new companies located and how connected are our entrepreneurs to resources?

Stem Workforce

Innovation Pipeline

Are we growing the ideas and talent to support high-growth entrepreneurship?


Kansas City is leaving millions of dollars on the table in federal and private funding that could fuel early-stage startups, create jobs and spur economic growth.

The good news: action steps to fill the gaps in the early-stage finance continuum are clear. Kansas City needs to strengthen the funding infrastructure, build the experience needed to pursue federal funding and connect investors with entrepreneurs and with other investors.

With We Create Capital, KCSourceLink has outlined a community action plan to help Kansas City build the capacity and the continuum to support early-stage entrepreneurship—a critical step toward making KC America’s most entrepreneurial city.

Download the summary of We Create Capital, the 2016 Capital Update or submit your information to receive a link to the full, 72-page report. 

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Just give us some hints about the help you need in The Resource Navigator to the right. Or give us call at 816.235.6500 and we'll connect you with the experts who can help you solve your business challenges and grow your business.

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