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

Coming Up in Kansas City Entrepreneurship

KC Business Calendar

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:

Love is in the air this week – especially for your business. Can you feel it?

Sign up for The A.M. Shift on March 3 to hear how Bob Hamilton Plumbing established and maintains its brand position. Then work with other business owners to refine your market position, target customer segments and build your competitive advantage. 

Attend February TechTalk on February 15 to explore how you can use web and mobile technology to leverage your projects.

The Bonding Education Program on February 16 and 17 will address what businesses need to do to become bond ready so your business can grow.

Learn the 10 Steps to Selling Your Food Product in Stores on February 16 to fulfill your dream of getting your product on store shelves.

Hear from Bob Gourley, entrepreneur and author, during the Entrepreneur Panel and Networking Night sponsored by the Market Place of Ideas in Lee’s Summit on February 23. 

More timely opportunities for your business

BetaBlox makes startups better, faster – guaranteed. We accept roughly 10 teams at once that start-and-grow together cohort-style. Not only do each of these teams help each other out, we step in with a bevy of products and services that will add gasoline to a founder’s trajectory. Apply before the March 1, deadline

The Entrepreneur Of The Year award identifies and supports business leaders who demonstrate extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment. Former award winners include Greg Graves of Burns & McDonnell and Cliff Illig and Neal Patterson of Cerner Corporation. Nominations are due March 10.  

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