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

Guide: Innovation-Led  Part Two

Will Anyone Buy?

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

Venture capitalists will pay close attention to your market analysis. If you hope to secure outside funding, you have to prove that people will part with money for your product, and that there are enough of them to make the project worthwhile.

Look to these resources to help you assess and quantify your market, and fine-tune the target audience you seek.

The Small Business Development Center at the UMKC Innovation Center offers one-on-one counseling and market analysis to businesses on the Missouri side.

The Enterprise Center of Johnson County provides customized consulting and specialized courses for high-tech businesses in Johnson County, Kansas.

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