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.
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Startup Weekend

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Unleash Your Big Idea

It’s time to get inspired. To think big. To turn your ideas into reality. It’s time to join a global entrepreneurship movement as countries across six continents come together to celebrate innovation and big ideas.

It’s time for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Startup Weekend

Each November, Global Entrepreneurship Week connects entrepreneurs all over the world through local, national and global activities. For one week—Nov. 17–23—millions of aspiring and established entrepreneurs worldwide will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things. 

And we at KCSourceLink think that’s kind of awesome.

Here in Kansas City, local partners will host more than 70 events throughout the week for entrepreneurs at every age and stage of business. Beware entrepreneurs and wannapreneurs: the week will be action packed.  

To view the complete calendar of KC events, visit

Are you planning on attending any GEW events?

We would love to hear your reports.

Drop your comments below, email us, post your pictures from the events on our GEW wall or tweet your highlights with the hashtag #GEWKC and #GEW2014.


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