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

A 4-Part Guide


High-growth, innovation-led businesses move fast—and need resources that can keep up.

Do You Have a Marketable Product | KCSourceLink

Part One

Do You Have a Marketable Product?

Determine the feasibility of your product or service.

Read Part One
Will Anyone Buy Your Innovative Product or Service | KCSourceLink

Part Two

Will Anyone Buy?

Fine-tune exactly who will buy your product or service.

Read Part Two
Running an Innovation-Led Business | KCSourceLink

Part Three

Running the Business/Incubators

    Find top talent, match with a mentor, work with an incubator.

Read Part Three
Funding Sources for Innovation-Led Business | KCSourceLink

Part Four

Innovation-Led Funding Resources

From bank loans and startup programs to government technology grants, there are many types of funding available.

Read Part Four