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 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:

As you prepare for 2017, make sure your business is set to roll into its best year yet!

Learn The Basics of Writing a Business Plan on December 13 to create a useful management tool for current and future business owners.

Hear from the seven companies selected to pilot the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Innovation Partnership Program on December 13 during Demo Day.

Meet with Missouri International Trade and Investment Office representatives to Discover Your Export Opportunities in Europe, Germany, India and the Middle East on December 15 – appointments are first-come, first-served so, make sure you are signed up in advance.

Don’t miss the last KCSourceLink Traveling Office Hours on December 13 at the Black Economic Union. This is your chance to make sure you are connected to the resources to move your business forward in 2017!

More timely opportunities to grow your business

Apply for an Inspiration Grant from the ArtsKC fund by December 15, to take your art business and practice to the next level. 

Urban Business Growth Initiative scholarships are still available for Kansas City, Missouri-focused business owners, but they won't last long. Classes include "Construction Business Management" and "Winning Government Classes: The First Steps." Apply now

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2017 National Small Business Week Awards. All nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the nearest SBA Office no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on January 10, 2017.

InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum is where capital meets big ideas and they are ready to feature the next group of leading high-growth companies. Hundreds attend the forum, including investors from top venture capital firms, and watch presentations from 40-45 companies. Apply to present by January 13, 2017.

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