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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Travelling Office Hours with Jenny Nepper, Network Builder

The Network Builder Is In! Catch KCSourceLink for Office Hours during Nov. and Dec.

Travelling Office Hours with Jenny Nepper, Network Builder


Okay, folks, KCSourceLink is taking our show on the road to better serve entrepreneurs and business owners in all parts of the Kansas City metro area.

Throughout the rest of the year, our Network Builder Jenny Miller will office out of different locations every Tuesday afternoon—and she comes equipped with the small business knowledge and connections to help you start and grow your business. 

It’ll be like having a small business army of 240+ service providers in your back pocket. Crowded, but so useful. 

The winter roadshow heads to Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council on Nov. 3. We’ll hold our office hours from 1-4 p.m., with no appointments necessary. Have a question? Bring it. Don’t know what questions you should even be asking? We can help with that, too.

Jenny will meet with you, assess your needs and make referrals to the appropriate resources in the KCSourceLink network, some 240+ nonprofit, government and educational organizations whose services are typically low or no cost. And of course, your meet-and-greet with Jenny is free.

You’ll leave our face-to-face equipped with an action plan that will help you solve your business challenges whether you’re stumped about business plans, marketing or the right funding to pursue for your startup.

Can’t wait until we tour your neighborhood? Don’t. Give us a call anytime at 816.235.6500 or visit our website, We’re also quite familiar with The Powers of Email: reach out at

The schedule for the fall is listed below. Check the KCSourceLink calendar for additional details and locations.

Nov. 3: Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

Nov. 10: KCK Community College

Nov. 17: No office hours. Find us out and about celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week

Nov. 24: No hours because we're bringing turkey!

Dec. 1: Southtown Council

Dec. 8: Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce

Dec. 15: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


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