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 Secretary of State

Files business entity documents and make them available to the public.


The SOS is a ministerial filing office that files business entity documents and uniform commercial code documents and we make them available to the public. Documents to form a business entity (i.e. articles of incorporation, certificate of limited partnership, etc.) are filed with the SOS, and subsequent filings such as amendments, mergers, dissolutions, and annual reports may also be filed with the SOS. The SOS does nto offer business advice and does not regulate companies. Persons forming business entities and filing documents with the SOS must seek financial or legal advice from a professional.


Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
Primary ContactBusiness Services
AddressMemorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(785) 296-4564
Fax(785) 296-4570