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


KCBizCare is a division of the City of Kansas City, Missouri City Manager's Office. KC BizCare is a free business resource, advocacy and information center for new and existing businesses operating within the City.


KCBizCare is a free resource, advocacy and information center for businesses operating within the city limits of Kansas City, MO.  Located in the parking garage just west of City Hall in a storefront suite shared with the Kansas City, MO Finance Department’s Business License Section, KCBizCare is a one-stop-shop for owners of existing businesses and those considering business ventures in Kansas City, MO.  Services include:                                                                                                        

  • Business specific checklists of the steps necessary to open for business in Kansas City, MO.
  • Referrals to nonprofit agencies which offer education, resources and business support.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Advocacy between businesses and City departments to coordinate business-related concerns.                                                                                                                                                
  • Identification of government requirements at the local, state and federal levels.     
  • Guidance and assistance in navigating the City’s licensing, permitting and approval processes.                                                                                                                                              
  • Public access to City computers to research property and zoning information, access records and submit online applications.


Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Public Policy and Government Relations

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

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Registration Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
Primary ContactSamual Morris
Address1118 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone(816) 513-1214