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

C3 Capital

C3 Capital is a fund management company based in Kansas City, though the fund’s investment criteria requires existing profitability.


C3 Capital Investment Criteria

Stage of Development: Established businesses with history of profitability. C3 Capital will not invest in early-stage businesses or in turnarounds.

Company Size: Provides growth capital to companies with existing profitability.

Management: Must have strong track record and be in place or already identified as part of an acquisition. Meaningful ownership stakes and appropriate incentives are important.

Investment Purpose:

- Growth Capital

- Strategic Acquisitions

- Ownership Transitions

- Recapitalizations

Industry: Targeted industries include chemicals, energy, business services, distribution, and niche manufacturing. C3 Capital does not invest in real estate, mineral exploration, financial institutions or businesses involving significant bet on the evolution of specific technologies or with high risk of technological obsolescence.


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
Primary ContactElizabeth Grady
Address1511 Baltimore Ave
Ste 500
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone(816) 756-2225