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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2020 Virtual Conference - SHIFT: Navigating the New Normal

Friday, August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm • Organized By National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)
Online Event


Enjoy live interaction with our keynotes, speakers, and participants on NAAAPTV, a leadership webspace. Our discussions will explore the Shifted Workplace and Navigating Self Care & Wellness.
  • Asian Hustle Network shifting during the pandemic (Bryan Pham and Maggie Chiu, AHN founders)
  • Journey of a Naval Officer and Impacts of COVID  (Rear Admiral Huan T. Nguyen, U.S. Navy)
  • Navigating Teams in Uncertain Times (Shivani Berry, Ascend coaching)
  • Working with Front-line Customers (Sue Gilbert, Coca Cola, Charles Newberger, McDonald's, Rushi Patel, WalMart)
  • Collaboration Strategies for the New Era of Work (Lorrissa Horton, Cisco)
  • Leading in a virtual workplace (Kurtis Yang, Cisco, Astrid Benedetto, U.S. Bank)
  • Korean Food: a Journey of Physical Wellness (Africa Yoon)
  • Asian American Dreams: Navigating 2020 and beyond (Helen Zia, Journalist and activist)

Visit the conference website,