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


LaunchKC’s accelerator platform partners Kansas City corporations with scalable startup businesses. They select startups that align with each corporation’s goals, providing them access to exciting innovative products and services. Startups chosen for the program will receive unprecedented resources from our corporate partners.


LaunchKC is a grants competition and studio platform that leverages grants, as well as creates new opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs, and the tech ecosystem of Kansas City. Its bottom line is to attract scalable companies to create more jobs and opportunities while growing the local economy. LaunchKC is an initiative of the Downtown Council and the Economic Development Corporation both of Kansas City, Missouri.


Current accelerators include:

  • BCP Insurtech Accelerator - Powered by LaunchKC and TechAssure
  • Social Venture Studio
  • Startup Grants Competition - Coming Soon




Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Technology Grants

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

  • Accelerator
Primary ContactTommy Wilson
Address1712 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64108