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
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KC IABC (Kansas City Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators)

KC/IABC offers monthly luncheons, conference and special interest groups on communications. Members include business owners, free-lancers and corporate communications professionals.


The Kansas City chapter of IABC includes around 200 members in and around Kansas City. Many KC/IABC members run their own companies or are self-employed free-lancers. Others are employed as communications professionals for major corporations, agencies and no-profit organizations. KC/IABC also welcomes student members and works with local IABC student chapters serving as a resource for young communicators entering the industry.

Chapter activities include monthly luncheons, conferences and special interest groups focused on communications, public relations and marketing. The chapter offers business planning and marketing consulting, leadership and professional development to professional communicators, and mentoring to students.

Non-members are welcome at all events, which cover topics including marketing planning, research and analysis, as well as e-communications, crisis communications and best practices of communication and marketing.

KC/IABC is the 2014 mid-size Chapter of the Year and is a six-time winner of The International Association of Business Communicators’ Chapter of the Year award, based on overall excellence in management and performance in the annual Chapter Management Awards. The Kansas City chapter is part of the International Association of Business Communicators which was founded in 1970 as a nonprofit global network of communications professionals.



  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific


  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary ContactLexi Ryan