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

Craig School of Business - Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship exists to train, mentor and support entrepreneurs. Our staff will provide one-on-one business coaching and connect clients to needed programs and resources.

About

The Center for Entrepreneurship exists to train, mentor and support entrepreneurs. Our staff will provide one-on-one business couaching and connect clients to needed programs and resources.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention

Internship Programs and Student Services

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

Marketing/Sales

  • Student Marketing Projects

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
Primary ContactAnnette Weeks
Addresss4525 Downs Drive
Room 203, Popplewell Hall
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
Phone(816) 271-4283