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

WE-Lend

We-Lend is an alternative lending program housed within the Women's Business Center. WE-Lend provides loans and financial education to business owners. WE-Lend Micro Loan Products offer up to $25,000 for existing businesses, including loans for start-ups, with a special emphasis on women-owned businesses.

About

The Women’s Business Center is an alternative lending organization that offers loans and financial education to small business owners. The Women's Business Center now offers microloan products to support women-owned small businesses in the Kansas City metro area.  Each loan recipient will receive structured technical assistance support in the development of their business and access to a Financial Coach.

WE-Lend Micro Loan Products offer loans of up to $25,000 for existing businesses, including loans for start-ups, with a special emphasis on women-owned businesses. WE-Lend micro loans include:

  • Fixed interest rate

  • Term loans, up to 5 years

  • No pre-payment penalty

  • One-time commitment fee plus collateral filing fees

  • Loans must be secured by collateral or guaranteed by a qualified co-signer

Services

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
Primary ContactBrande Stitt
AddressWomen's Business Center, 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Suite 350B
Mission, KS 66205
Phone(913) 492-5922