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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Coming Up in Kansas City Entrepreneurship

Coming Up In KC entrepreneurship

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:

With the holidays right around the corner, give yourself the gift of learning and networking for your business.

Take advantage of Time Management on Tuesday November 29 to help you get organized and become more efficient.
Attend The Capital Series: Reading Term Sheets and Structuring a Deal at ECJC on Thursday, December 8 to learn about financing for your innovation-led business.
Get your party on with the National Association of Women Business Owners on Tuesday, December 6; Olathe Chamber, Hispanic Chamber or KC marketing and communications organizations all on Wednesday, December 7; Asian Chamber or Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council both on December 9.
Stop by Cowork Waldo on November 29, KCK Chamber of Commerce on December 6 or Black Economic Union on December 13 for traveling office hours – a chance for you to meet with us face-to-face to talk about your business and gain access to the resources you’ll need to move forward. 

Another opportunity to grow your business

Applications are now open for the fifth cohort of ScaleUP! Kansas City, an elite program of curriculum, coaching and peer community that helps select KC businesses grow. To date, 62 homegrown Kansas City businesses have entered the program, with results that include facility expansions, new hires, new financing, increased sales and expanded markets. 

ScaleUP! is now recruiting its next select group of 15 small business owners who will be immersed in four months of courses and collisions that will change the trajectory of their businesses. If your business is at least two years old, has revenues in excess of $150,000 and has market that can generate $1 million in sales, you can join that trajectory of growth. Applications are due 12/2

Check out our competitions and awards page for more timely deadlines. 

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