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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Emerging From the Pandemic: Lessons Learned, What the Future Holds

Thursday, June 17 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am • Organized By Kansas City - International Association of Business Communicators
Online Event


Is it over yet? We'll discuss a return back to life post COVID-19, what the new "normals" might be and the toll it took on our community.

A year ago Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas joined us for a discussion on COVID-19's impact on our city. Fast forward to today and things look much different. Mayor Lucas joins us again, along with Frank Lenk, Director of Research Services at the Mid-America Regional Council and Joe Reardon, President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce for a panel discussion on our emergence from the pandemic.

We'll look back at the overall impact the pandemic had on the Kansas City metro area, what it revealed about our community and the current and future economic outlook for businesses large and small, and minority-owned.