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


The Kansas City SCORE Chapter is comprised of more than 70 volunteers who provide free mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs. Volunteers are professionals with time-tested knowledge and experience in almost every industry.


The Kansas City SCORE Chapter is comprised of more than 70 volunteers who provide guidance and mentoring to entrepreneurs in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed.

Counselors are experts in such areas as:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Business plan

SCORE provides free and confidential business mentoring tailored to meet the needs of the small business and the owner's personal objectives.  We offer over 75 workshops covering basic information needed to start a business, and other topics such as digital marketing.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactChapter 19 Support
Address4747 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone(816) 235-6675