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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Venture Capital

Meet the Investors at the Alternative Investment Forum

The Alternative Investment Forum is a premier forum in the Midwest to introduce high net-worth investors, institutional investors, wealth advisors, family offices and private equity firms to attractive, direct, alternative investment opportunities.

The program includes four local companies presenting on their investment adventures and a investment panel discussing funding alternative investments in the Kansas City community.

Register here to join us June 2, 2016, at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC.

Learn more about the forum at their website, and meet the investment panel:

OpenAir Equity Partners, a Kansas City based venture capital firm led by Ron LeMay focused on high growth, early stage companies in technology, mobile, and communications.

iSelect Fund is a St. Louis based venture fund led by Carter Williams interested in funding Kansas City early stage companies through the wealth advisor community.

For nearly 100 years, the legacy of Copaken Brooks has shaped the Greater Kansas City landscape. The firm has developed the most significant “signature properties” in Kansas City and many other noteworthy properties across Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. Keith Copaken is a Principal of the firm.

KC Rise Fund is a new venture co-investment fund led by Darcy Howe for individual investors as well as large KC area company investors seeking innovation in their own backyard.

Flyover Capital is a venture capital fund. Mike Peck is a General Partner for the firm focused on creating the next generation of successful technology companies in the region.

Nick Franano, M.D. is considered one of the leading thought leaders in the early stage and venture community in Kansas City. Dr Franano is a physician, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and advisor. He is currently serving as CEO of two cardiovascular medical device companies, Flow Forward Medical, Inc. and Metactive Medical, Inc.

Register now and we’ll see you on June 2 at the Alternative Investment Forum.

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