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

World Trade Center - Kansas City

World Trade Center is the one-stop-shop for any local company needing information on international consumers and foreign friends looking for information on the assets Kansas City offers.


World Trade Center Kansas City is the one-stop-shop for any local company needing information regarding 96% of the world's consumers who live outside the United States borders, and for our foreign friends seeking information on the many assets Kansas City has to offer.

The World Trade Center is committed to:

  • Provide global market intelligence by providing trade data and access to alerts on projects funded by the World Bank
  • Build global awareness by providing training programs for businesses and students looking to become more informed on global business issues
  • Promote travel programs such as trade missions and international meetings
  • Provide export documentation through Certificates of Origin


Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Networking Organizations

  • International Trade
Primary ContactMelissa Miller
Address30 W Pershing Road
Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone(816) 374-5469