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

BetaBlox

We make startups more successful, faster - guaranteed.

About

BetaBlox starts as an accelerator, turns into an incubator, and ends as an advisor. We do this through a rigorous three month boot camp, turned into three more months of incubation services, ending in years worth of consultation, advisory services, and more.

We take ten companies at a time and have processed more than 1,500 applications. We create the longest relationships with the most hands-on system of any other entity in the city that helps entrepreneurs. Anyone can apply, but only the most scalable opportunities led by the brightest entrepreneurs make it in. In exchange we take 5% equity in each venture. No cash, no leases, no retainers: just a promise to share in your success. We strive to be the foremost resource for startups and entrepreneurs in Kansas City.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Accelerator
  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking space
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactWeston Bergmann
Address12022 Blue Valley Pkwy
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone(555) 555-5555