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

Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP)

The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) matches growing entrepreneurs one-on-one with business veterans to help them grow their business. HEMP focus on businesses around $1 million in revenues and higher, 3 years or more in business and with 5 or more full-time employees.

About

The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) matches growing entrepreneurs one-on-one with business veterans to help them grow their business.  HEMP focus on businesses around $1 million in revenues and higher, 3 years or more in business and with 5 or more full-time employees.  Applications to participate in the program as a mentee or mentor are due in August of each year.

Application guidelines include:

  • Must be in business for at least three years
  • The business must generate around $1 million in annual revenues
  • Applicant must be the ultimate decision maker for the organization
  • Applicant must have a desire to substantially grow the business
  • Must have 5 or more full time employees
  • Must display internal and external integrity

Services

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
Primary ContactChristina Dreiling
Address2000 Baltimore
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone(816) 471-4368
Fax(816) 471-4372