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

Leawood Ventures

Leawood Ventures provides investors with unique and scalable access to diversified private venture equity and mezzanine debt opportunities identified, evaluated, and actively managed by an experienced team of entrepreneurs and investors who leverage technical and operational expertise to maximize returns.


Leawood Ventures targets opportunities that leverage innovation and technology solutions to solve significant unmet needs in the market. We look for unique and proprietary advantages with an opportunity to utilize technology, innovative business models, strategic relationships and successful management teams. 

Leawood Ventures focuses on businesses that possess many of the following attributes:
  • Seasoned Management Team with a Proven Track Record
  • Innovative Business Model
  • Scalable Solution
  • Unique Technology
  • Creative Organizational Culture
  • Large Addressable Market Opportunity
  • Successful Pilot Program/Demonstrated Proof of Concept
  • Defined Business Plan w/ Achievable Milestones
  • Clear Strategic Vision
  • Plans to Manage Risk

Access to capital is only one ingredient for business success.  Leawood Ventures invests primarily in people and ideas and will help you develop and implement the right plan for success.  We search for the best management teams, founders, and entrepreneurs who truly understand their markets and have a clear vision to capture profitable opportunities with innovative technologies, solutions, and business models.
Leawood Ventures can supply our experience, market relationships, and industry knowledge to portfolio companies to help expand talented teams, enhance intellectual capital, and build the relationships that are critical to achieving long-term results.  Building great companies, dynamic teams, loyal customer bases, and investor wealth is what we do ... together with entrepreneurs … to make a difference and create lasting value



Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
Primary ContactBrendan Fallis
Address5251 West 116th Place
Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66211
Phone(913) 735-5324