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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KCKCC Innovation Summit

Makers, Fabbers & Designers: Get Your Pitch On

Calling all future entrepreneurs, it's time to showcase your elevator pitch. Kansas City, Kansas Community College is once again hosting the KCKCC Innovation Summit April 8, 2016, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center. The deadline for signing up to pitch has been extended to March 14, 2016 (previously February 14).

Pitch your “why didn’t I think of that?” idea in front of venture capitalists, investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders for the chance to win a portion of a cash award, classes, equipment or other award items. This event will connect, engage and grow the innovators and entrepreneurs in our community.

What are you waiting for?

Think you have what it takes? Sign up to prove your pitch at Remember the deadline is March 14, 2016.

Want to attend and see all the new ideas and inventions for free? Get your tickets here.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pitch. Online voting is open March 14, 2016, through March 19, 2016.

Call KCKCC at 913-288-7572 if you have any questions or email

What’s the Innovation Summit?

The purpose of the Innovation Summit is to

  • inspire entrepreneurs, individuals and educators to innovate
  • connect people and organizations
  • mentor and promote Kansas City’s entrepreneurial spirit
  • engage and facilitate community leaders so that they can promote entrepreneurship as a vital part of the culture and economic health

How can we help you?

Our team helps grow entrepreneurship in Kansas City every day.

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