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

ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council

ArtsKC has developed programs and services designed to “unleash the power of the arts.” This includes programs for the arts community, the business community, and services to the civic community. Each specific program or service we provide to artists, arts organizations or the community at large was developed to address a need within our local arts ecology. ArtsKC continually assesses and adjusts our services to respond to the needs of our growing arts community.


Arts KC Promotes, Supports and Advocates for the arts. We are a nonprofit organization serving the five-county region- Clay, Platte and Jackson in Missouri; Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas.

Promote the individual, community, social, and economic benefits of the arts by advancing inclusive engagement throughout the region.
Support artists and art organizations by providing expert business and financial resources that equitably grow their professional capacity.
Advocate for the arts through education and awareness, building robust relationships with cross sector leaders, innovators and officials.


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program


  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific

Nonprofit Development

  • Funds Development


  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary ContactHeather Beffa
Address106 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone(816) 221-1777