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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Encore: Recovering Black Businesses

Friday, October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Organized By Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce



ENCORE is Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce Initiative started in September 2020 to strategically assisted Black Businesses and Black Entrepreneurs re-open, re-establish or re-cover from business and revenue loss due to the economic effects of COVID-19.


There are two primary goals of ENCORE. The first goal is that enrolled and participating Black Businesses and Black Entrepreneurs increase their annual revenue by at least 12%. The second goal is that same businesses are better at their ‘core’ with marked stability and sustainable practices in place.