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

Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center

THE CRUNCH is Peaslee Tech’s business igniter and prototyping center dedicated to supporting the success of local businesses and entrepreneurs engaged in manufacturing by providing physical space, equipment and subject matter expertise.


THE CRUNCH at Peaslee Tech is a business ignitor and prototyping center with a focus on supporting startup and existing manufacturers. Support for a broad array of services from electronic drafting, to 3D printing, to short-run manufacturing. Peaslee Tech faculty are subject matter experts and will assist you in your project.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development


  • One-on-One Counseling

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development


  • Trade Education and Training
Primary ContactKevin Kelley
Address2920 Haskell Avenue, Ste 100
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone(785) 856-1801 x101