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
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Kansas City Entrepreneurship News

Lisa Peña, founder of Urban Hikes KC
Earstin and Penelope Sanders pose outside Aunt Mildred's Barbecue Mobile Eatery
Juaquan Harron (left) and Rodney McDuffie II, founders, The Vendors Assistant
A collage of Digital Sandbox KC recipients for the 4th quarter
Will Brown of Will Brown Interiors, a small business based in Kansas City
The Backstich app is displayed on mobile phones
Amber Reed of Resolve Counseling
Six top winners of the Dare to Venture Micro-Grant Competition
Entrepreneur Donald Hawkins of Griffin Technologies works on a laptop computer at NBKC Bank
Nick Ward-Bopp of the Black and Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library makes a mask