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


Innovation in Motion (iiM) is an angel capital firm headquartered in Merriam, Kansas. We employ a disciplined approach to identifying, funding and curating startup and early stage companies in the Agriculture, Animal health and Human Health sectors.


By 2050, global population will increase by 2 billion people. To feed and support our world community, innovation is desperately needed within the Animal Health, Human Health & Agriculture sectors. iiM is devoted to investing in companies that help solve this global problem. In addition to investment dollars, we provide access to industry-specific and entrepreneurial expertise.


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
Primary ContactLydia Kinkade
Address8500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Suite 150
Merriam, KS 66202
Phone(913) 671-3325