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

Project United Knowledge/Project UK

ProjectUK (United Knowledge) is an incubator and accelerator primarily focused on helping minority and underserved entrepreneurs launch and grow their business with support in technology, mentorship, skill/network building and other services.


ProjectUK drives social, environmental and economic change by incubating and accelerating ventures that have the potential to solve our community's most pressing issues. While ProjectUK serves all entrepreneurs its focus on women, minorities and those in underserved areas, makes it a desired community resource.

ProjectUK’s vision is to build a critical mass of innovators tackling challenges in key areas of Agriculture, Healthcare, Education and High Growth Technology, in order to make significant changes within the Kansas City Metropolitan area.

ProjectUK also provides a one-year comprehensive entrepreneurship program, partnered with Co-Starters, that focuses on early stage or existing ideas offering classes in accounting, business intelligence, marketing and branding, product development technology, education and leadership.


Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator Space

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBT Business Issues
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Women's Business Issues
Primary ContactQuest Moffat
Address300 E 39th St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone(816) 209-9256