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

Women's Business Center

Provide training, mentoring, networking opportunities and business consulting to help women start & grow their businesses.


The Women's Business Center is offering virtual assistance to help companies navigate options for weathering this outbreak. WBC can provide you with free counseling by phone and email and will also be sending out e-mails and posting updates on our website with business resources and your options for accessing needed capital.

If you would like to schedule a tele-counseling session, call (913) 492-5922 or email  with your request.


The Women’s Business Center provides programs for women entrepreneurs from the aspiring stage who have an idea for a business to accomplished woman business owner with high revenues & a large staff. We have educational opportunities such as Kauffman Foundation Fast Trac programs; peer-to peer mentoring round tables,networking events, funding opportunities through the microloan program and the women's capital connection  as well as pairing experts in the fields of finance, marketing & sales with women business owners needing guidance in these areas. One-on-one consulting is also available to address client’s specific needs & challenges. 


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development


  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary ContactJudy Bumpus
Address6405 Metcalf Ave
Mission, KS 66202
Phone(913) 492-5922