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.
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How to Start, Grow and Accelerate KC Businesses

KCSourceLink Guides for Entrepreneurs

Starting a business? Growing a business? KCSourceLink is ready to help connect you to low- and no-cost resources to help build your Kansas City business, better and faster.

Starting a New Business in Kansas City

Start Your Business

Find the steps, tips and resources you need to start a business in Kansas or Missouri.

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Growing Your Business in Kansas City

Grow Your Business

Plan, market, hire, promote—grow your Kansas City business with the help of business resources.

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Resources for innovation-led businesses Kansas City

Accelerate Your Innovation

When you’re disrupting an industry, you need business-building resources that can keep up.

Find Funding in Kansas City | KCSourceLink

Fund Your Business

Ready for funding? Find out how to get business loans, grants and equity funding.

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We Create KC | Kansas City's State of Entrepreneurship Report

Advance Entrepreneurship

See how you are advancing KC entrepreneurship with Kansas City's state of entrepreneurship reports on jobs, capital and KC's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Resource Rail

Ride the Resource Rail

From inception to exit, whether you’re a home-based maker or setting up shop on “Main Street,” there is resource ready to help you. Let us help you find the right one.

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Use The Resource Navigator 24/7/365 to filter KC’s 240+ resources to just the ones you need now. Still not sure what resource you need? You can always reach a real person at 816-235-6500.

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