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
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You know your craft, but do you know how to turn it into a profitable business? KCSourceLink is here to help you get serious about your creative business and your entrepreneurial journey. (Yep, you can add "entrepreneur" to your skill set now):

  • research your target market
  • understand your competition
  • reach your target market
  • build an online presence
  • network with like-minded makers and potential customers
  • find funding
  • get your business registered and licensed
  • set up a legal structure for your business 
  • develop your business savvy and skills
  • get inspired by others' entrepreneurial journeys
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