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KCSourceLink: Your Connection to KC Entrepreneurship

About KCSourceLink

KCSourceLink is the connection to Kansas City entrepreneurship. We connect the individuals, organizations and institutions that support entrepreneurship to one another and the community at large, all to grow a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas City. 

KCSourceLink has also been leading the effort to make Kansas City America’s most entrepreneurial city. That means we help coordinate great events for entrepreneurs, like Global Entrepreneurship Week and Battle of the Brands. We also help fill gaps in resources and bring national resources to the community through grants such as the i6 Challenge and the University Center grants from the Department of Commerce EDA.

How do we accomplish this?

KCSourceLink connects 240+ business-building organizations across the 18-county bistate metro. Through KCSourceLink, thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners are able to gain access to the right resource at the right time to start, grow and accelerate their businesses. 

Our Programs and Services:

  • Maintain an up-to-date online smart directory of entrepreneurial support organizations, connecting the organizations to one another to foster collaborations and encourage efficiency.
  • Operate a triage center that connects current and prospective businesses to the resources they need to start, grow and accelerate businesses.
  • Maintain Kansas City’s most comprehensive business calendar.
  • Analyze and fill gaps in the Kansas City entrepreneurial ecosystem.  
  • Complete research on the Kansas City entrepreneurial ecosystem, format action plans to move the needle in weak areas and report on the progress of the overall ecosystem.
  • Promote and publicize the people, organizations and institutions that are creating the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas City. 

The Process

  1. Contact us by phone at 816-235-6500 or toll-free at 866-870-6500. Or, email us at
  2. You will talk to one of our staff, who gathers information about your business and your needs.
  3. We then create a personalized action plan that will guide your business forward.
  4. Your KCSourceLink contact follows up with you to check on your progress with your action plan.
  5. The KCSourceLink action plans are provided at no cost to you.

Online Search Option

The Resource Navigator® allows you to do your own customized online search for the network resources in your area that can meet your needs. You can use The Resource Navigator in addition to talking to a real person at KCSourceLink, or you can begin your search with The Resource Navigator.

Choose your entrepreneur type.

Choose your entrepreneur type.

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  • iconStartup

    You're a member of the start-up group. Brand new to the entrepreneurial world, your ideas and energy will take you far. Welcome to the family.

  • iconMicroenterprise

    You're a member of the microenterprise group. Your small business is not only your dream job, but also gives you the flexibility to do things on your time.

  • iconMain Street

    You're a member of the main street group. Your entrepreneurial spirit brings people together, providing your customers with a more personalized service.

  • iconInnovation-Led

    You're a member of the innovation-led group. You make the revolutionary ideas that will break through the ceiling. Let our resources get you there.

  • iconSecond Stage

    You're a member of the second stage group. Faster than a speeding bullet, your business is taking off. We have the resources to help your growth and expansion.

  • iconEntrepreneurial Community

    You're a member of the eco-devs group. You're the support system of the economic, small business and community rooted in getting things started. Let's connect.