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

Block Knowledge

Block Knowledge, previously known as Project United Knowledge. Our goal is to continue assisting nontraditional founders to realize their fullest potential and to impact communities. We have numerous classes & workshops to provide entrepreneurial knowledge, financial knowledge, and technological knowledge to the community.


Block Knowledge drives social, environmental and economic change by incubating and accelerating ventures that have the potential to solve our community's most pressing issues. While Block Knowledge serves all entrepreneurs its focus on women, minorities and those in under served areas, makes it a desired community resource.

Block Knowledge's vision is to build a critical mass of innovators tackling challenges in key areas of Agriculture, Healthcare, Education and High Growth Technology, in order to make significant changes within the Kansas City Metropolitan area.

Block Knowledge also provides a one-year comprehensive entrepreneurship program, partnered with Co-Starters, that focuses on early stage or existing ideas offering classes in accounting, business intelligence, marketing and branding, product development technology, education and leadership.


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

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator Space

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBT Business Issues
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Women's Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactQuest Moffat
Address300 E 39th St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone(816) 209-9256