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

Brookside Business Association

Brookside Business Association promotes economic development, community growth, business retention and attraction in the Brookside area of Kansas City, Mo.


The Brookside Business Association's purpose is to create and preserve a pleasant surrounding for conducting business in Brookside. The organization maintains the common areas, provides landscaping, promotes special activities such as the Brookside Art Annual and the St. Patrick's Day Warm-Up Parade.

The Brookside Community Improvement District (BCID) was formed in 2005 with the purposes of:

  • Providing maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Promotion
  • Crime prevention
  • Capital improvements for the entire Shopping District


Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization


  • Advertising/Brochure Design

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
Primary ContactSean Ackerson
Address6814 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone(816) 523-5553
Fax(816) 333-1022