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.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center
View Other Classes & Events

Keystone Sessions

Wednesday, August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm • Organized By Keystone Innovation District
800 East 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108


A weekly networking event focused on innovation, education & entrepreneurship - featuring 3 unique topics & inspiring speakers.

About the event :


5-6pm: LaunchKC - Supporting KC's Innovative Startups

LaunchKC, a nonprofit initiative co-founded by the Downtown Council and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, attracts and retains high-growth tech startups to Downtown Kansas City, Missouri by investing more than $1 million a year in startups through accelerators, studios, and the grants competition. In this session, we will discuss how LaunchKC aims to support KC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with a particular focus on present and future programming including the relaunch of the grants competition.

6-7pm: Kansas City—The Heart of the Culture

This discussion centers around Kansas City’s history as a leader in arts and entertainment, opportunities to build Kansas City through T.E.A.M. Technology, Entertainment, Art & Marketing, some of the gaps in diversity and rebranding Kansas City as a Tech and Arts powerhouse.

7-8pm: VFA Venture Chats: Helping Diverse Founders Succeed

This Session will be led by Craig Moore, Founder and CEO of BXKC and City Director for Venture For America. He will be joined by Nassir Criss, a Venture Capitalist with Sixty8 Capital - a firm dedicated to investing in Black, Brown, LGBTQ+, and other diverse founders across the Midwest. Join us as we discuss Entrepreneurship, Tech, Investing, and everything needed to solidify Kansas City as a major tech hub in the region.

Keystone Innovation District
Keystone Innovation District
August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Add to my Calendar
Add event to: ICal Outlook Google Calendar
Keystone CoLAB
800 East 18th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Get Directions »