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

Ennovation Center

The Ennovation Center business incubator provides the location and business development services for companies focused in Culinary and Business & Technology.


The Ennovation Center, located in Independence, serves as a regionally-focused business incubator and accelerator. General business, technology, and food-based startup businesses will find entrepreneurial support, an excellent work environment -from an amazing, focused  co-working space through office work suites for business and technology clients to a commercial kitchen with multiple kitchen spaces and a full compliment of equipment designed for food production development.  

The Ennovation Center provides the following services to their tenants:

  • Professional Facilities
  • Business Assistance- biz plan review, strategic planning, food-based regulatory direction, market/branding assistance,  scale-up development, technology review
  • Professional services connect 
  • Credibility, Visibility and Support Network
  • Financing Assistance

Other services provided by the incubator:

  • Conference and Training Rooms
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Janitorial Services
  • Mail Service
  • Fiber Internet Connection
  • Copy and Fax Machines
  • Coffee Services

Admission to the incubator program requires an application and approval process.



  • One-on-One Counseling

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

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Space
  • Site Location
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Product Development

  • Prototype Development
Primary ContactDanielle DuPree
Address201 N Forest Ave
Suite 120
Independence, MO 64050
Phone(816) 463-3532