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


Dedicated to helping US Veterans and military families achieve their dream of owning a business by transitioning military skills to business success through training, counseling, and mentorship.


This St. Louis nonprofit organization was founded and is operated by veterans and supporters to assist veterans and their families in the formation and expansion of small businesses in the Midwestern United States. Specialized skills in business planning and consulting, plan review, loan package guidance, and structured entrepreneurial training.

We stand prepared to give you direct, honest, and transparent advice.


Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
Primary ContactDarcella Craven
Address611 N. 10th Street
Suite 350
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Phone(314) 531-8387
Fax(877) 825-4190