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

Kansas City Kansas Public Library

The Kansas City Kansas Public Library offers business reference services, including access to information for small business or those contemplating starting a small business.

About

The Kansas City Kansas Public Library consists of 5 locations and 3 mobile libraries serving Wyandotte County.  KCKPL offers access to information for small business or those contemplating starting a small business.

These resources include but are not limited to the following:

  • Directories to help locate businesses in the Metro, the United States, and worldwide

  • Circulating books on topics including entrepreneurship, leadership, HR management, marketing, business plans, etc.

  • Databases containing a broad array of demographic and economic data

  • Databases with a broad array of financial and business data.

  • For a full listing of available databases: https://ecommunity.kckpl.org/databases.html

Services

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Market Research

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing/Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
Primary ContactElena Bonjour
Address625 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone(913) 295-8250 x1122