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

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, public relations, and other services related to growth and development in the Kansas City region.


We focus on growing the region's economy, advocating businesses' interests in the public policy arena, increasing our members' visibility and connectivity, and providing innovative programs and resources that help members grow their businesses.

The following events and programs are available to its members:

  • Monthly Small Business After Hours
  • Annual Small Business Celebration
  • Diversity Business Connection – events connecting minority and women-owned businesses to the resources that help them grow their businesses
  • Contracting Fairs
  • BizTEAM grassroots advocacy initiative
  • The Greater Kansas City Business monthly – a membership publication
  • Monthly networking events including Business After Hours, Morning Schmooze Coffee and face-to-face networking.
  • Annual Innovation Conference


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance


  • Award Recognition
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets


  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • LGBT Business Issues
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • International Regulatory Compliance

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses


  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary ContactVicky Kulikov
Address30 W Pershing Rd
Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone(816) 374-5458