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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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week May Be Over, But We’re Not Done Yet.

Global Entrepreneurship WeekAnother GEWKC in the bag—and possibly one for the history books. Did you catch the marching band at the kick off event? Did you see who won Startup Weekend? Meet any new startups at the Early Stage Innovators Expo? And those blueberry and chocolate chip waffles at Startup Waffles? Nothing but yum.

Global E-Week in Kansas City was exhausting and epically awesome. (There were more than 80 events, in total.) The whole KCSourceLink team and our network was out on the street and on the tweets, meeting entrepreneurs, getting reinvigorated and (not that we need any reminding), reconnecting with why we love KC entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.

Check out our Facebook page to see where we all landed. (Mariachis!)

Where do you go from here?

Anywhere you want to.

At KCSourceLink, we have 230+ Resource Partners that support entrepreneurs and small business owners, from startup through succession, all year long.

 And we also have plenty of opportunities to

  • develop your idea (with, for example, Digital Sandbox KC or SparkLabKC. Get those apps in!)
  • support local businesses (with Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 and #ShopLocalKC all December long)
  • showcase your business (Battle of the Brands nominations start in January 2015)
  • scale your business to its first million in revenues (with ScaleUP! KC, apps due Dec. 10)

Our Resource Partners help with business plans and succession plans, with practical advice and regional insight. We help folks with licensing, registering, hiring, funding, marketing, exporting and all the other challenges that come with running a successful business. And we’re dedicated to helping you and your business find the right one to turn your startup into a success story.

Our Resource Partners are experts in what it takes to start and sustain a business in Kansas City.

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