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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Coaches Corner: Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the  women who have paved a path to equality and bettered our society, past and present. 

Here at KCSourceLink, we and our Resource Partners not only honor those women of our past, but we're also focused on helping new generations of women pave our future.

Below are just a sampling of women-focused resources that help women entrepreneurs increase their influence and impact. Whether you’re looking for networking opportunity, a FastTrac class, a roundtable of like-minded peers or other opportunities to start or grow your women-led business, our Resource Partners, these and the 230+ in our network, are ready to help.

Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Athena League  
serves as a catalyst to foster and empower aspiring and established female entrepreneurs by providing them with the support and community necessary to succeed.

Central Exchange 
is a preeminent membership organization in the Kansas City area which provides the venue and voice for women seeking to reach their full personal and professional potential.

Kansas Department of Commerce, Office of Minority & Women Business Development
promotes business development with a focus on minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

KCK Women's Chamber of Commerce
promotes the strengths of women and their contributions in leadership roles.

Missouri Women's Council at Missouri Department of Economic Development
promotes the economic success of Missouri women by connecting them to information and resources.

National Association of Women Business Owners 
is the only national organization specifically for women business owners that strives to stimulate business and economic opportunity for local, national and international women entrepreneurs.

OneKC for Women 
is an umbrella alliance that helps women find the resources, opportunities and connections needed to advance employment opportunities, start a business, grow a business or receive guidance and support in overcoming barriers to success.

By working together as OneKC for Women, these three partner organizations can better achieve a common goal:  empowering women to achieve financial independence.

Women’s Employment Network 
is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to assist women in raising their self-esteem and achieving economic independence through sustained employment.

Women’s Business Center
provides training, mentoring, networking opportunities and business consulting to help women start & grow their businesses.

Women’s Capital Connection
is a regional network of accredited angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising start-up business opportunities in the region.

 

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