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

GO Topeka

GO Topeka creates county-wide economic success for all companies and citizens through implementation of an aggressive economic development strategy that capitalizes on the unique strengths of the community.


Go Topeka offers: Economic Development Site Selection , Demographic Information and Workforce Development Business and Retention & Business Development Assistance to small, minority and women owned businesses Counseling and technical assistance, advocacy, seminars, forums, workshops and small business incentive programs.  Access to capital through the Topeka Shawnee County First Opportunity Loan Fund


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources

  • Workforce Incentives

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Startup Classes


  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactGlenda Washington
Address120 SE Sixth Avenue
Suite 110
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone(785) 231-6000