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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We're looking at your challenge and working with our partners at Square One Small Business Services to match you with the right business professional to help you overcome your hurdle. You should see your invite to connect with your Pro in your inbox within 2 business days.

If you just can't wait, feel free to give us a call at 816-235-6500 during business hours. We have Network Navigators (that's real people who answer real phones) ready to chat through what's next for your entrepreneurial journey.

Or get inspired and get informed with one of our business guides . . .

Start here with some of our most popular guides for starting and growing a business in Kansas City: 

Kansas City Startup Guide  

 Ready to Get Your Biz Started?

Download the Kansas City Startup Guide or the Startup Guide for KC Innovators to map your first steps toward starting a business.

Map of Kansas City's Entrepreneurial Resources  

Find Your Next Step

Use the Resource Rail to find out which resources can help you along your entrepreneurial journey, from inception to exit.