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.
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Multicultural Business Coalition

The Multicultural Business Coalition is a nonprofit collective of Kansas City based organizations that were created to encourage and support a healthy multicultural business community.

About

The Multicultural Business Coalition is a nonprofit collective of Kansas City based organizations that was created to encourage and support a healthy multicultural business community. Founded in the fall of 2015, we exist to support the increasingly diverse community by:

  • Providing a forum of communication and collaboration for the organizations that serve a significant portion of multicultural business owners;

  • Increasing the rate of multicultural owned business engagement and recognition in the general business ecosystem; and

  • Conducting research and providing data on multicultural business trends.

We strive to achieve these goals by:

  • Hosting quarterly MBC Member Resource Partner meetings to discuss the economic trends, opportunities, and successes in our communities;

  • Providing professional development opportunities for MBC Members;

  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data on the outcomes of our ongoing economic development efforts;

  • Hosting bi-annual Multicultural Business Happy Hours to provide an opportunity for our communities to engage with one another and have easy access to resource partners;

  • Providing a monthly newsletter to keep multicultural business owners connected and engaged in the Kansas City entrepreneurial ecosystem; and

  • Working with our Members and Sponsors to intentionally work towards an inclusive and well-supported ecosystem.

Services

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General
Primary ContactAdrienne B. Haynes
AddressKansas City, MO 64114
Phone(816) 886-8194