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 LISC

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is the nation's largest Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving 30 cities across the country.


Greater Kansas City LISC coordinates and invests resources that grow community pride and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities. We support the five goals of a sustainable community – from affordable housing and economic development to good health, education and family financial stability.

We accomplish this by:

  • Fostering Partnerships

  • Leveraging Investments

  • Creating Systemic Changes

  • Transforming the Environment


Economic and Site Development

  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactBen Peyton
Address600 Broadway
Suite 280
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone(816) 788-6993