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.
UMKC Innovation Center
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Coming Up in KC Entrepreneurship

KC Business Calendar
The KCSourceLink calendar is chock-full of classes and events that you can attend to learn how to start and scale your business. Jenny Miller, network builder extraordinaire, is here with a few of the highlights. Grab your calendar, and let's get to work:

Stop by the Multicultural Business Happy Hour tonight, 4 – 7 to mix and mingle with the 30+ organizations that support diverse business owners.

Get your tickets to Start+Scale Business Day on Thursday, May 26 – a day full of keynote speakers, business panelists and breakouts tailored for those looking to start or grow a business. Then join Kansas City's startup community to learn, network and cheer as the World Champion Royals as they take on the Chicago White Sox for E Day at the K. 

Hear from the third class of mobile technology companies during the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars Demo Day tomorrow evening at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center.

On Wednesday, learn how to protect your intellectual property during the USPTO Midwest Regional Seminar and attend Venture Lounge to help launch the new Growth Mentoring Service in Kansas City with angel investors, entrepreneurs and some of Kansas City's most successful business elite.

Then round out Friday with Startup Waffles in the morning and check out North Kansas City brewers and small businesses during NKC is for Entrepreneurs Happy Hour.

Build your agendas for 1Week KC before catching some rays over the weekend.

Happy Memorial Day!

Don't see what you're looking for? Head to the calendar or give us a call at 816-235-6500 or 866-870-6500. Kansas City is full of resources to help you succeed, and we want to help you find them. 

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