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

Pathway Financial Education

Pathway Financial Education believes that everyone should have access to high-quality, free financial training and education to achieve self-sufficiency, financial health and well-being. That is why we offer free financial training and education for small businesses, adults and youth.


Our mission is to provide small business owners and individuals in under-resourced communities with equity and access to highly credentialed professionals having expertise in financial planning, tax services, law, business management and more. Along this pathway, we will expand the circle of financial competency and optimize the potential for financial independence in the community.

As a financial literacy organization, Pathway Financial Education offers free financial education and training with courses that are easily accessible. Through a hybrid teaching model offering both in-person classroom instruction and online education, we allow access to the program content at any time, from anywhere. Participants are required to complete a series of educational modules taught sequentially by subject matter experts representing some of the top businesses in the metropolitan area and beyond. Pathway participants will have access to invaluable financial education and assistance in financial basics, money management, tax services, business management and more. Learn More About Our Curricula


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
Primary ContactLatasha Wilson
Address1520 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108