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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More Kansas City Companies this Year than Last in Inc. 5000

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In 2015, 41 Kansas City area companies made it onto the Inc. 500, an annual ranking of the nation's fastest-growing, private companies. 

This year, 44 local companies made the cut. Here they are by industry; (Ranking) Company name (3-year growth):

Engineering

478 Pivot International 798%
2785 BHC RHODES 126%
3026 IntelliFarms 113%
4191 Dimensional Innovations 66%

Retail

515 Side By Side Stuff 742%

Health

642 Zhou Nutrition 605%
1607 Title Boxing Club 234%
2681 ProPharma Group 131%
2751 SleepSafe Drivers 127%
3777 Strenuus 81%
3781 Hansen Orthodontic Specialists 81%

IT Services

869 k12itc 456%
986 Chelsoft Solutions Co. 406%
2719 Condado Group 129%
3463 eSolutions 93%

Security

992 Safe Haven Security Services 404%
3024 Titan Protection and Consulting 113%

Real Estate

1342 Worcester Investments 287%
1444 Affinity Group Management 265%
1822 Pendo Management Group 204%
1925 Valued Veterans 194%
2161 United States Appraisals 171%
2562 Summit Custom Homes 138%
2837 United Real Estate Group 123%
3342 Platinum Realty 99%

Media

1642 Lifestyle Publications 228%

Business Products & Services

1986 Propio Language Services 187%
2336 iTedium 155%
4083 Proforma Promotionally Yours 70%
4739 Polsinelli 49%

Human Resources

2175 SquadBuilders 169%

Construction 

2955 Hollis + Miller Architects 116%

Government Services

3254 Rhythm Engineering 103%

Manufacturing

3447 TRIPPNT 94%

Advertising & Marketing

2639 Avenue Link 134%
3534 GoLocal 89%
3660 DEG 85%
3897 Turn The Page Online Marketing 76%

Logistics & Transportation

3209 Apple Bus Company 104%
4022 Velociti 72%
4825 Team Driveaway 46%

Consumer Products & Services

3829 Bark to Basics 79%

Food & Beverage

4265 Rosnet 63%

Software

4765 Alight Analytics 48%

Congratulations to all 44 firms! For more on local companies, including where new businesses are located in Kansas City, visit the Entrepreneur Dashboard.

And if you want your business to take advantaqe of this Kansas City momentum, send us a little info over on our Contact Us page and we'll be in touch ASAP with (free) resources you can utilize today. 





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