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

Piper School District

We're looking to produce client projects for area businesses through our various academies. If your organization has a problem, or a project that’s No. 10 on your “to do” list, give it to our students. They're ready for real world learning.


We're looking to produce client projects for businesses through our various academies:
Family, Community & Consumer Services  
Entrepreneurship & Management
Digital Media/Graphic Design  
Construction & Design
Engineering & Applied Mathematics
Restaurant & Event Management
Business Finance

If your organization has an issue, a concern, a question, a problem, or a project that’s No. 10 on your “to do” list, give it to us.

Our students are willing and able to create solutions for implementation. 


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Technology Grants

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBT Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Women's Business Issues

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Website Development
Primary ContactAmber Buck
Address4400 N 107th
Kansas City, KS 66109
Phone(816) 810-5261