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

Crossroads Charter Schools Community Collaborative

The Crossroads Community Collaborative is a project-driven learning experience where your real-world problems and ideas become real opportunities for students at the Crossroads Preparatory Academy. Our partners benefit from a symbiotic relationship, where business and organizational needs are being met by our students at no cost.


Far too often students leave school without having the authentic experiences they need to help them navigate the world.  Too many skills are taught in isolation and students do not see the connection between what they learn in the classroom to what they need in real life. At the same time, Kansas City faces a shortage of innovative workers because many of our young people don’t recognize the opportunities available to them within our region.

Kansas City is the prime location to increase capacity in trade, people, and ideas, yet young adults do not see this opportunity. The Crossroads Community Collaborative (CCC) will supply talent to local businesses and organizations by providing integrated learning opportunities and equipping students with employable skills. CCC students will give back to their community by solving real problems and completing real projects that meet industry needs.

Our youth civic engagement activities are critical for empowering young people to develop their skills and talents; participate in political, economic and social conversations; and become agents of positive change in their communities.  Our goal is to become a proof-point in how communities can build a transformational learning system that contributes to the overall sustainability of the area.




Internship Programs and Student Services

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

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking space
  • Office Space
  • Site Location
Primary ContactJamie Greason
Address816 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone(913) 620-6112