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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Tech First

Wednesday, July 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Organized By First Business Bank


First Business Bank is pleased to announce that TECH FIRST will be held in Kansas City September 13th.

Now in its second year, TECH FIRST, a premier pitching event created by First Business Bank, offers businesses raising equity investment in the range of $500,000 to $5,000,000 the opportunity to pitch investors. First Business Bank’s Early Stage / Emerging Tech Industry Practice Group assists companies at this stage in their life cycle and supports the area’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting early stage businesses with investors.

If you are a Midwest-based company, we welcome you to submit your application to pitch using the link on this page. We are accepting 12 companies this year. Each presenting company will be given 15 minutes at the podium to pitch their investment opportunity.

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