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
UMKC Innovation Center

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:

Today in 1386, the Ming Dynasty was initiated in China – let KCSourceLink help you initiate your business dynasty!

Attend Innovation Exchange on January 24 to hear from Kansas City’s accelerators, who happen to be KCSourceLink partners.

GUILDit will feature Jason Pollen and Michael Wickerson – learn how art and business fuse for these two local artists on January 26.

Dreaming of Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do? Join Freelance Exchange for their monthly luncheon on January 27 to hear from Mike Swanson, VP of communications and broadcasting for the Royals.

Stop by Kansas Day Business Expo in Paola, KS on January 28 to visit with Kaitlyn, KCSourceLink network navigator, about programs and services through KCSourceLink while learning about other businesses and organization in the area.

February 2 brings Groundhog Day AND Funding a Scalable Startup in KC offered by the Enterprise Center in Johnson County at Village Square

More timely opportunities

Kansas State University has partnered with the Kansas Department of Commerce and KS State Bank to offer entrepreneurs across the state of Kansas the ability to access funding to help develop new ideas or grow Kansas-based goods-producing businesses. Apply for JumpStart funding now.

Entrepreneurship Scholars (E-Scholars) is an intensive, early-stage venture development program offered by the Regnier Institute for community members and UMKC students. The cost is $500, an over $5000 value. Applications close by 1/28

Charlotte Street’s pilot StartUp Residency program aims to foster the development of an arts-based, innovative startup. The winning startup will receive business training and 12 months of rent-free storefront residency space in downtown Kansas City, MO. Apply by 2/6

If you want these helpful updates in your inbox—subscribe to our newsletter, here.

Don't see what you're looking for? Give us a little more info over on our contact us page and we will be in touch ASAP with the (free) resources you need to move your business forward.

How can we help you?

Our team helps grow entrepreneurship in Kansas City every day.

Connect with us!

Get insights, inspiration and events to help you start, grow and accelerate KC businesses.