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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Comeback KC: Our unified, regional approach to beating COVID-19

Thursday, August 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By KC IABC (Kansas City Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators)
Online Event


Covid-19 isn’t going away anytime soon, but KC never quits. If we're down, we come back and win. That's the spirit behind Comeback KC, a group formed earlier this year to help KC make a comeback from COVID-19 the right way – safely and responsibly. We're not just going back to normal, KC will come back better and stronger than ever.

Join Mark and Eric, two of the Comeback KC leaders, at this interactive Zoom meeting, to learn how they’re getting the word out about this important initiative. They’ll also share the purpose, accomplishments, and challenges ahead for Comeback KC. They're asking everyone to advocate these core principles, amplify their messages, support their team, and connect them to others.

Comeback KC coordinates a unified message across our region’s various dividing lines. They are not political. The group works closely with public health authorities and private and non-profit sectors of our community. Public health and science lead our efforts. Nearly 200 regional leaders signed this Open Letter to show their support.

Because COVID-19 is hitting some of us harder than others, Comeback KC works to support community partners who have trusted relationships with those communities. They work to mitigate the health disparities that the pandemic has exposed.

Comeback KC operates under the umbrella of KC Digital Drive, a 501c3 organization. The idea for the campaign originated with a group of business leaders who jumped into the fray early to help the city by purchasing test kits and PPE.

All of us working together will beat COVID-19.