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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A Little Insight on Pinsight Media

Pinsight Media
Kevin McGinnis | Kansas City, Mo. | Innovation-Led
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Meet Pinsight Media, our innovation-led quad champion for Battle of the Brands 2016. Started in 2012 by Kevin McGinnis, Pinsight Media is elevating Kansas City one app at a time.

 Below we asked Pinsight Media about its roots (oh, hi Sprint), its support (precious Resource Partners) and their Kansas City brand crushes.

What does your company do?

We help businesses and brands make data-driven decisions and connect to the right audiences by leveraging first-party data.

How did you get started?

Pinsight was officially founded in 2012 as part of Sprint’s new ventures group. In 2013, Sprint acquired Handmark and its subsidiary OneLouder to expand Pinsight’s mobile media and app publisher businesses to become a standalone company.

How did you overcome your biggest challenge?

We’ve attacked a crowded and highly-competitive market by accumulating an amazing team of talented, spirited people. We think exponentially, focusing on being the best at what we do.

Who helped you?

Regionally, we have a lot friends in the startup community, such as the Sprint Accelerator, Pipeline Entrepreneurs, 1 Million Cups, KCnext, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and more.

What’s your best advice for a startup?

Focus on your customers.

What makes Kansas City a great place to start and grow a business?

The city’s investment in education and entrepreneurship is key. There’s a huge civic-corporate-startup effort to support and fuel the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s movement to make Kansas City America’s most entrepreneurial city.

What are some of your favorite buzz-worthy Kansas City brands? Who gets it?

Our friends at Shottracker and The Nerdery are great innovation brands. But how can we not call out the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and Sporting KC as some of our all-time favs?

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