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

Bunker Labs Kansas City

Bunker Labs Kansas City is part of a national network of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military connected community start their own business.


Bunker Labs is committed to seeing that every entrepreneur in the military connected community has the network, tools, and resources they need to start their own business

Bunker Labs was started by veterans who got out of the military and started their own business. As such we understand the unique challenges associated with the transition process combined with the difficulty of starting a business. We have compiled and curated the best entrepreneurial training from the brightest minds in the field into three distinct phases of entrepreneurship.


IDEA:Launch Lab Online course is for new entrepreneurs is open to anyone in the veteran community anywhere in the world.

INCUBATE:Veterans in Residence: Offers 6 months of free co-working space to 10 veteran companies in 17 cities (currently).

GROW:The CEO Circle program offers the next stage of programs for veteran companies looking to grow.


Wherever you fit in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, whether you are a veteran entrepreneur, a local investor, a local co-working space, a potential mentor to Bunker Labs companies…etc. – the best way to get involved with Bunker Labs is to attend a Bunker Brews and meet your local city leader.


Business Planning

  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training


  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Incubator Space

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Classes


  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactJoe Crane
AddressKansas City, MO 64110
Phone(913) 669-3121