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 Freelance Exchange

The Freelance Exchange (FX) is Kansas City’s outsource resource. Here, ‘solopreneurs’ from the advertising/marketing industry come together as a community to share best practices, become savvier business owners, and expand their networks. FX also serves as a free resource for local ad agencies and businesses to find quality talent easily and quickly.


The Freelance Exchange is Kansas City's marketing outsource resource – a professional trade organization of self-employed individuals in the advertising and marketing industries, including copywriters, designers, photographers, and more.

The Freelance Exchange strives to be the best resource for local agencies and businesses of all sizes and industries to find quality, affordable talent easily and quickly. Need help with your marketing or advertising materials? Find the perfect freelance marketing professional at

The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City provides freelancers with a network of support and a friendly atmosphere in which to exchange ideas with others who are self-employed in the advertising/marketing industry.

  • Monthly luncheons focus on issues and ideas relevant to the industry and business
  • Additional networking events such as Coffee Meetups and Happy Hours to help freelancers expand their connections with other members and visitors
  • Annual Portfolio Showcase event where freelancers display their portfolios of work for the public to view, such as ad agencies, small businesses, corporations, and others
  • Listing in online directory – online directory includes a short bio and up to 10 portfolio items
  • More member benefits can be found at

To receive e-mail updates about Freelance Exchange events, sign up at


Business Planning

  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development


  • Home-Based Business Training
Primary ContactGeneral Contact
AddressPO Box 412442
Kansas City, MO 64141
Phone(816) 200-0411