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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Resource Rail Innovation Line

Meet the Kansas City Techweek 100 and Hop on the Innovation Line

Resource Rail Innovation Line

Mark your calendars, Techweek is coming back to Kansas City September 12—18. 2016 will be bigger and better than ever, with a focus on technology and entrepreneurship.

The weeklong festival will feature the Big Data Summit, Launch KC Grant competition, networking events, a hiring fair, a hackathon and much more.

Meet the Kansas City Techweek 100

The Kansas City Techweek100 celebrates individuals and companies for their leadership, innovation, and meaningful support in the local tech ecosystem in Kansas City. Selected by the Techweek community, the list recognizes the most distinguished members of the tech community in Kansas City.

This year, the Techweek 100 is divided across three categories that embody key roles within the community:

  • Ambassadors — Founders, influencers and prominent voices who act as positive representatives for the tech community

  • Cultivators — VCs, incubators, educational institutions and other organizations (like, shall we say, many in the KCSourceLink network?) that support and enable the tech ecosystem

  • Innovators  — Companies, both established organizations and rising startups, shaping their industries via innovative technology

Congratulations to everyone in the Kansas City Techweek 100!

Wait, there’s more

You don’t have to wait for Techweek to start or scale your own tech venture. Below, we've mapped the business-building experts in our 230+ Resource Network that help KC tech and innovation-led companies move from inception to exit.

Follow the line to find those folks in KC—on both sides of the state line—who are ready to help you test your idea, meet the right people to move it forward, develop your prototype and secure capital.

Want to connect with one of these resources?

Visit The Resource Navigator or give us a call at 816-235-6500.

Want a version you can print and share?

Download the PDF.

Looking for resources for your Main Street, Microenterprise or Second Stage businesses? Your lines are under construction as we speak! In the meantime, hop on the full Resource Rail to find the assistance you need, when you need it.

Looking for capital to start or scale your business?

Hop on the Money Line, aka your comprehensive map to funding your business in Kansas City. Want more guidance? Give us a call 816-235-6500.

Resource Rail Innovation Line

That was a lot to take in, so I’ll say it one more time, if you have specific questions about starting or scaling your innovation-led business—permits? funding? marketing? building an MVP?—just give us a call: 816-235-6500.


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