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

Blue Valley CAPS

Blue Valley Schools’ Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) represents the collaboration of education, business and community, providing students with a unique, immersive experience, resulting in highly skilled, adaptable, global innovators and leaders.


Blue Valley Schools’ Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is a nationally recognized, innovative high school program. Students fast forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture, solving real world problems, using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit. CAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow, especially in high skill, high demand jobs.

CAPS courses fall into to 6 instructional strands: Accelerator, Bioscience, Business, Technology & Media, Engineering, Human Services and Medicine & Healthcare. The program is open the junior and senior level high school students living within the Blue Valley School District attendance boundary. Relevance is central to the CAPS learning model. Our students learn by solving real problems. The 10th thing on your to do list is the perfect project for us! You may submit a project for consideration by visiting the CAPS website and clicking on the engage tab.

OR You may submit a project for consideration by visiting the CAPS website and clicking here.

Services Offered

  • Market analysis and business plan development
  • Event planning and management
  • Social media plan, design and development
  • Creative services – photography, graphic design, video production
  • Training design and instructional assistance
  • Design using AutoCad, Inventor, Revit, and Multi Sim
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing including 3D Printing, Laser Engraving & Cutting, CNC Router, CNC Plasma Cutter, Vertical Mill, Lathe, and MIG & TIG Welding
  • Electronics including Circuit Boards, Component Assembly, Testing & Trouble Shooting
  • Apps (wireframe, feature enhancement or general conceptual design)
  • Simple game design for brand promotion
  • Simple software/engineering in various languages
  • Simple back-end and/or database Applications


Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development
Primary ContactJennifer Collet
Address7501 W 149th Terrace
Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone(913) 239-5939