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 Family Conservancy

The Family Conservancy supports child care and preschool providers with a wide range of professional development training and consultation.


The Family Conservancy offers support to all licensed, unlicensed and potential child care and preschool providers. 

Professional Development Training: The Family Conservancy offers a variety of low-cost and free trainings for child care and early education professionals. View a list of upcoming training opportunities at or call 913.742.4113.

Director's Leadership Academy: The series is designed for new directors and assistant directors who lack experience or education in administration. Topics covered include budgeting, human resources and family engagement. For questions regarding the Director's Leadership Academy, call 913.742.4113.

Child Care Resource and Referral: The Family Conservancy manages the Child Care Aware database in the Kansas City metro area. The data base allows families to search for and compare available child care options. You can have your program listed for free. Kansas providers, please call us at 913-573-2273. Missouri providers, please call 1-866-892-3228.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Forming a Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Management Issues

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary ContactJocelyn Mourning
AddressKansas City, KS 66101
Phone(913) 342-1110 x1944