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

Apex Accelerators of Missouri - Kansas City

Apex Accelerators of Missouri - Kansas City assist businesses — including small, disadvantaged and women owned firms — in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts.


Apex Accelerators procurement specialists will help you in identifying opportunities and understanding the contracting process so you can take advantage of government sales dollars.

Partially funded by a grant from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and a cooperative agreement with the University of Missouri to assist small businesses in government procurement, Missouri PTAC makes the following services available to businesses in Missouri:

  • Bid matching (matching a client’s products/services with what the government is currently buying)
  • Assisting clients to market their products or services to government agencies
  • Bid Assistance
  • Access to federal/military specifications and standards
  • Procurement price histories
  • Educational seminars
  • Electronic data interchange services
  • Registration Assistance for Federal, state & local government contracting (System for Award Management - SAM)
  • Certification Assistance for Federal, state & local government certifications (8a, HUBZone, WOSB, SDVOSB, MBE, WBE, DBE)


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Government Funding

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
Primary ContactMichelle Cunningham
Address4747 Troost
Suite 105
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone(816) 235-2891