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

Get Your Growing Business Gold Medal Ready with Events and Workshops

Events for Established and Growing BusinessesEven the best Olympic athletes can use a little one-on-one, tete-a-tete coaching and strategic direction. And that's what our 240+ Resource Partners provide: the tools, skills and education to get your business gold medal ready.

Check out these events and workshops, specifically tailored to business that are ready to grow and go for the gold.

Strategic Planning

Feb. 18 
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

Census Quarterly Workforce Indicators Free Webinar

Feb. 20 
Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Business Opportunities in Jamaica Webinar

Feb. 27 
Impact of Future Technology Trends - SMCKC and Comcast February Happy Hour 

Business Opportunities in Haiti Webinar 

marketing + Sales

Feb. 20
Digital & Social Media Market Entry Strategies for Canada Webinar

Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps

Facebook for Business

Feb. 21 
Business Development Day

Funding + Accounting

Feb. 15 
Tax Preparation

Feb. 24
Top Tax Mistakes for Businesses to Avoid

Feb. 26
Financial Leadership: Using Financial Information Systems to Assess Organizational Financial Health 

Financing Your Small Business

Feb. 27
Pitching to Investors

Human Resources

Feb. 18 
The Good, the Bad and the Reality of Working with Different Generations (Session 1)
Feb. 25 
Hiring Your First Employee


Feb. 20 
NEJC Chamber Luncheon featuring IKEA 

Athena League Vox with Sara Mary Hall & Maria Flynn

This is just a small sampling of the events available to Kansas City entrepreneurs and established businesses.

Visit our business calendar for a full listing of business planning, funding, human resources, importing and exporting, marketing, sales, startup, technology and, of course networking events for microenterprises, startups, innovative firms, bricks and mortar businesses and established and growing companies.

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