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
Youth Entrepreneurs Showcase: Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City

Young Entrepreneurs Showcase

GEWKC is Kansas City's largest celebration of entrepreneurship; the thinkers, doers and dreamers that are creating jobs and bringing innovation to life.  In 2018, we are showcasing what is happening inside of Kansas City area schools by involving local students that are making waves.

During this event, students will:

  • Communicate their solution to the problem they are trying to solve with either a prototype, poster presentation, app, pitch or all of the above!
  • Engage with and receive feedback from local entrepreneurs.
  • Interact with like-minded students from other schools in the community and learn about their projects.
  • Demonstrate to the outside the community the unlimited capabilities of Kansas City's next generation.
  • Become more motivated to take their existing solution to the next level!

Event Details: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Plexpod Westport Commons (300 E 39th St., Kansas City, MO 64111). 

We encourage everyone to get involved — let us know if you'll be there. 

I am interested in:

Will you need accommodation for bus parking?

We will reach out as the event gets closer to collect more information for those that are bringing students to showcase. If you have questions, feel free to email Jenny Miller: