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

GSA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

The Heartland Regional Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) serves as the Region 6 liaison and advocate for small businesses in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. As an advocate for small business owners, it is the mission of the OSDBU to promote increased access to GSA's nationwide procurement opportunities.


The Heartland Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) offers information on doing business with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and its federal clients. The procurement preference categories are:

  • Small
  • Small disadvantaged
  • Section 8(a)
  • Woman-owned small
  • HUBZone small
  • Veteran-owned small
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses

The local GSA office also participates in one of the longest running networking events in the area. Local entrepreneurs are offered the opportunity to introduce their business to small and large businesses, school districts and universities, as well as local, state and federal agencies.


Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
Primary ContactWilliam Strobel
AddressTwo Pershing Square
2300 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone(816) 926-3258
Fax(816) 823-1167