Inventors Center of Kansas City

The Inventors Center of Kansas City provides education and encouragement to help inventors of all ages bring their ideas to market. We focus attention on ideation, market-sizing, market validation, prototyping, intellectual property protection, benefits visualization, licensing and manufacturing.


The Inventors Center of Kansas City is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing inventors and product developers networks, resources and tools to develop ideas into viable products. ICKC helps first-time inventors bring their ideas to fruition, serving as a source of education and a guide to entrepreneurial success. 


The organization provides a learning forum for inventor/entrepreneurs and those in allied fields. We help guide inventors through the idea development process from validation, evaluation, competitive analysis, business planning, funding, prototyping, patenting, marketing, distribution and licensing. 


Our country’s most valuable resources are: 

  • new inventions 
  • new technology 
  • the unique individuals that create them 


Meetups are held the third Tuesday of each month, with attendance of 60 to 80 people, and the organization boasts a large member base throughout the region. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development

Legal Services

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information (Specialty)
  • Patent Seminars (Specialty)

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • Product Assembly and Packaging


  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)
Contact Information
Eric Strautman
PO Box 410343
4801 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64141