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

Kauffman Founders School

Online education program that enables entrepreneurs to learn anywhere, anytime. Leading experts present rich content that founders can immediately apply to their businesses.


The Kauffman Founders School taps the potential of online education, presenting a robust curriculum from which entrepreneurs can learn anywhere, anytime. Subject experts present lectures — embedded in modules — that are designed to give founders a rich learning experience, engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in what they do in their business today, tomorrow and in the future.

Topics Include:

  • Entrepreneurial Selling
  • Founder’s Dilemmas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Powerful Presentations
  • Startups
  • Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life


Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Product Development

  • Patent Information


  • Business Management Training
  • Marketing Plan Training