UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

KCSourceLink FAQs


  • What does KCSourceLink do?

    KCSourceLink connects aspiring, emerging and established small businesses to a wide network of business-building resource organizations in the 18-county Kansas City region. KCSourceLink provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with free, easy access to the right resources at the right time.

  • Is there a fee involved in using KCSourceLink’s services?

    No, there is no cost for either the entrepreneurs or the nonprofit organizations that make up our resource network. This ensures you objective, unbiased information about the organizations that can best meet your needs.

  • Do I have to live in Kansas City to contact you?

    No. KCSourceLink serves not only the bi-state Kansas City metro area but also the entire 18-county Kansas City region.

  • What kinds of services do you offer?

    Within the Kansas City region there are many resources to help start a business or to expand an existing business. These services range from business plan and marketing assistance to web site development, small loan programs, how to get contracts with the government or large corporations or make it through various City Hall regulations and zoning issues.

    The list is very long, but the following twenty-two categories include all the services:

    • Advocacy & Public Policy
    • Business Planning
    • Financial Resources & Assistance
    • Franchising
    • Freight & Distribution
    • Import & Export Assistance
    • Internship Programs & Services
    • Legal Services
    • Libraries & Research Organizations
    • Management Issues & Training
    • Manufacturing, High Tech & Life Sciences Development
    • Marketing
    • Networking Organizations
    • Nonprofit Development
    • Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space
    • Product Development
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Selling to the Government & Large Corporations
    • Tax Services
    • Technical Assistance
    • Training

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