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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Kansas City Entrepreneurs: Share Your Story with Policymakers and Create Change

Are you talking to your policymakers about the importance and impact of entrepreneurship to your local community? If not, you definitely should (because effective policy starts with conversations in the community). But getting that conversation started—and being equipped with the right talking points—is tough when you’re trying to run and grow a business.

KCSourceLink has recently partnered with several entrepreneur networks and resource centers to help gauge the interest in establishing a coalition designed around policy needs for entrepreneurs in Missouri. The goal? Close the dialogue gap around company formation and entrepreneurship between entrepreneurs and policymakers.

And this is where YOU come in:

Take a few minutes to complete this short survey and share your experience as an entrepreneur.

We know supporting entrepreneurs in our metro is critical for our local economy, and we need our policymakers to know that, too. That’s where the Missouri Innovation Policy Network gets to work. The Jefferson City–based grassroots organization focuses on public engagement in policy legislation and provides statewide advocacy data to educate and/or solicit action from our state legislature. By sharing your startup story, you help close the gap between KC’s business owners and state leaders.


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