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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Funding Your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Tuesday, October 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Organized By International Economic Development Council
Online Event


Entrepreneurship and small businesses are the cornerstones of a thriving economy, creating 1.6 million net new jobs in 2019 and consistently accounting for almost half of the private workforce.

While their success lies in the support structures - the ecosystem - surrounding them, building an efficient and strong ecosystem requires not only partnerships, creativity and commitment from stakeholders, but also funding resources. Join SourceLink and IEDC in this free webinar to learn how entrepreneurial support organizations can work with a diverse set of funding sources -- from the CARES act and public-private partnerships to family foundations and large philanthropic organizations -- to build and grow an inclusive ecosystem in your region.