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

Determination, Incorporated

Determination, Incorporated is a Kansas City-based nonprofit creating a pathway to opportunity for formerly incarcerated people through entrepreneurship.

About

Determination, Incorporated is a Kansas City-based nonprofit creating a pathway to opportunity for formerly incarcerated people through entrepreneurship. We take a community-based, story-led approach to help currently and formerly incarcerated people adopt the entrepreneurial mindset in order to re-enter their communities successfully, stay out of incarceration, start businesses and become job creators. In short, we are working together to help people behind bars grow businesses.

Services

Business Planning

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

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactKyle J Smith
Address4747 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone(816) 607-1873