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1 Million Cups

A Kauffman Labs program striving to engage entrepreneurs through a weekly educational and networking program.

Will Gladhart




Accelefund helps aspiring entrepreneurs invest in their companies using retirement savings without paying taxes, early withdrawal penalties or taking out a loan.

Mickey Parker

Phone: (913) 274-1930

8700 Monrovia Suite 310
Lenexa, KS 66215


Alphapointe is a Nonprofit that sells more than 50,000 brand name business supplies to companies in the Kansas City area, as well across the U.S. at our online store. This store supports our mission to create jobs for the visually impaired in our community.

Brenda Mee

Phone: (207) 793-5174



Founded in 2005 with a mission to provide fair access to capital, AltCap is a critical source of alternative debt financing for communities and entrepreneurs that fall outside the financial mainstream.

Kesi Milligan

Phone: (816) 683-4860

3200 Wayne Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109

Artist INC/Mid-America Arts Alliance

Artist INC is a program under the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Artist INC connects artists of all disciplines to the tools, resources and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice.

Kathy Liao

Phone: (816) 421-1388

2018 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108

ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council

ArtsKC has developed programs and services designed to unleash the power of the arts. This includes programs for the arts community, the business community and services to the civic community.

Anna Fiorella

Phone: (816) 221-1777

Kansas City, MO 64108

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit organization to enhance the economic opportunities for Asian American businesses through education, networking and advocacy while promoting community engagement and visibility.

Sook Park

Phone: (913) 338-0774

8645 College Boulevard
Suite 110
Overland Park, KS 66210

Basehor Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce is to advance the general welfare, prosperity and positive business environment of the Basehor business area

Scott Runnels

Phone: (913) 728-2374


Belton Chamber of Commerce

The Belton Chamber of Commerce is committed to growing and fostering the development of the community and the surrounding areas. Chamber members use the resources that the chamber offers for building connections and relationships, strengthening business ties and connecting with the support they need to keep building successful businesses.

Diane Huckshorn

Phone: (816) 331-2420

323 Main Street Belton, MO 64012

Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City

Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City's mission to promote trust in the marketplace has made the organization a business leader since 1916. BBB sets standards for marketplace trust, celebrates business role models, calls out substandard marketplace behavior and creates a community of trustworthy businesses and charities

Kim Hale

Phone: (816) 399-5069

1000 46th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112


BioKansas is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the advancement of the life science ecosystem within Kansas. The organization provides education, training, advocacy and community support services for organizations that advance bioscience research and discovery that directly impact human and animal health and beyond.

Sonia Hall

Phone: (913) 544-1134

15100 W 67th St
Suite 201
Shawnee, KS 66217

BioNexus KC

BioNexus KC inspires thinkers from different disciplines to combine their efforts for a common purpose: health care innovation. From bioinformatics to cancer research and beyond, the organization stimulates collaboration and helps bring emerging technologies from concept to reality.

Shaylee Yount

Phone: (816) 753-7700

30 W. Pershing Rd.
Ste. 210
Kansas City, MO 64108

Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library

The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library is an exploratorium of technologic contraptions for innovators, creatives and tinkerers. The organization fosters the maker movement by helping patrons learn to use new equipment and software, troubleshoot technologies and find resources. This is a free resource (no need for a library card) and is open to the public.

Nick Ward-Bopp

Phone: (913) 826-4600

9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212

Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce

The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing businesses in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Lara Vermillion

Phone: (816) 229-8558

1000 West Main Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Blue Valley CAPS

Blue Valley Schools’ Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) represents the collaboration of education, business and community, providing students with a unique, immersive experience resulting in highly skilled, adaptable, global innovators and leaders.

Jennifer Bauer

Phone: (913) 239-5939

7501 W 149th Terrace
Overland Park, KS 66223

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce provides networking opportunities, business referrals and contacts and other services related to growing businesses in the Bonner Springs, Edwardsville and surrounding area. The BS-EDW Chamber also hosts several community events throughout the year. These include Edwardsville Days Festival, an annual golf tournament, Tiblow Days Festival, community candidate forums and more.

Emily Blanks

Phone: (913) 422-5044

309 Oak St.
PO Box 548
Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Bridge Space

Bridge Space is the first coworking space and entrepreneur incubator in downtown Lee's Summit, Missouri. The organization has private offices, programming to accelerate businesses and plenty of space for coworking.

Collin Brich

Phone: (816) 873-8411


Brookside Business Association

The Brookside Business Association promotes economic development, community growth, business retention and attraction in the Brookside area of Kansas City, Missouri.

Sean Ackerson

Phone: (816) 523-5553

601 E. 63rd St.
Ste 350
Kansas City, MO 64110

Capital Access Center

The Capital Access Center (CAC), part of the Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is a consulting service to small business owners needing Capital (loans, lines of credit, etc).

Vincent Haworth

Phone: (913) 710-3864

12345 College Boulevard
240 Regnier Center
Overland Park, KS 66210

Charlotte Street Foundation

Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. It cultivates the contemporary, the exceptional and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the art community in the Kansas City region.

Laura Blumenberg

Phone: (816) 221-5115

3333 Wyoming Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

City of Blue Springs, Missouri - Economic Growth and Development Division

With a focus on economic growth and prosperity, the Economic Growth and Development Division of the city of Blue Springs works with the Economic Development Council to retain, support and collaborate with existing businesses while also recruiting new businesses that are in line with the city’s long-term strategic plan.

Tina Dale

Phone: (816) 228-0110

903 W. Main St
Blue Springs, MO 64015

City of Buckner, Missouri - Administrator/Clerk

The administrator/clerk for the city of Buckner, Missouri, works to help businesses thrive within the town and provides quality services through professionalism, leadership, innovation, open communication and stewardship of city funds in a responsible manner.

Joe Bobadilla

Phone: (816) 650-3191 Ext: 2

315 S Hudson St
Buckner, MO 64016

City of Excelsior Springs, MO - Community Development Department

The City of Excelsior Springs’ Community Development Department assists businesses in locating, expanding and moving to the community. Find more information, visit https://cityofesmo.com/development/ or email Melinda Mehaffy, economic development director, at [email protected].

Vonda Floyd

Phone: (816) 630-0763

201 E. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

City of Gladstone, Missouri - Economic Development Department

The Gladstone, Missouri Economic Development Department is dedicated to improving the economic welfare of Gladstone, Missouri.

Bob Baer

Phone: (816) 436-2200

7010 North Holmes
Gladstone, MO 64118

City of Independence, MO

The Community Development Department, located at 111 E. Maple Avenue in Independence, Missouri, city hall is divided into these divisions:

• Building inspections
• Historic preservation
• Neighborhood services
• Development services
• Regulated industries

Most importantly, the city works with citizen groups, the city council, the planning commission, the zoning board of adjustment and city administration to ensure quality development throughout the city of Independence.

Tom Scannell

Phone: (816) 325-7830

111 E Maple
Independence, MO 64050

City of Peculiar, Missouri - Economic Development Department

Economic development in Peculiar, Missouri, includes existing business assistance, entrepreneurship support and resources, site location assistance, and workforce development initiatives.

Mickey Ary

Phone: (816) 779-2230


City of Raytown - Economic Development Department

The City of Raytown has initiated an aggressive economic development effort emphasizing small business development, business recruitment and business retention. The program provides real estate site selection, incentive attainment and general ombudsman services.

Missy Wilson

Phone: (816) 737-6091

10000 East 59th Street
Kansas City, MO 64133

City of Richmond, MO - Economic Development Department

The mission of the Richmond Department of Economic Development is to promote and support business and economic development within the community of Richmond, Missouri.

James Gorham

Phone: (816) 776-5304 Ext: 108

205 Summit St
Richmond, MO 64085

Clay County Economic Development Council

The Clay County Economic Development Council works to attract, expand and retain business in Clay County, Missouri, and promote a positive economic development climate.

julie lewis

Phone: (816) 468-4989

7001 N Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64118

Community Capital Fund

Since 2012, the Community Capital Fund has deployed more than $1,500,000 to neighborhoods and grassroots organizations, as well as entrepreneurs and small businesses, organized nine Community Development Workshops that have collectively drawn more than 2,100 community leaders and fiscally sponsored 10 social ventures that have raised more than $1,500,000 collectively.

Velia Calcara

Phone: (816) 683-4208

Kansas City, MO 64109

Dairy Farmer's of America CoLAB Accelerator

DFA’s CoLAB Accelerator is a 90-day, immersive program that accelerates and grows ag-tech and dairy foods startup businesses through mentoring and educational programming.

Doug Dresslaer

Phone: (816) 801-6455


Determination, Incorporated

Determination, Incorporated is a nonprofit based in the Kansas City metro that creates a pathway to opportunity for formerly incarcerated people through entrepreneurship.

Kyle J Benson-Smith

Phone: (816) 607-1873

4747 Troost
Suite 207
Kansas City, MO 64110

Digital Sandbox KC

Digital Sandbox KC provides proof-of-concept resources, including market validation, prototyping and beta-testing support for development of digital technologies within new and existing businesses.

Chris Rehkamp

Phone: (816) 235-6492

4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110

Downtown Council of Kansas City

The Downtown Council is your one-stop resource for opening a business in Downtown Kansas City and provides research, development and ombudsman services.

Tommy Wilson

Phone: (816) 421-1539

1000 Walnut
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64106


DreamSpring is a nonprofit community lender providing small business loans and lines of credit, resources and guidance.

Felicia Edmon

Phone: (913) 954-0865

Olathe, KS 66062

Dundee Venture Capital

Dundee Venture Capital, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is a seed stage venture fund with more than $5 million invested in the Kansas City region.

Allie Esch


3717 Harney Street
Second Floor
Omaha, NE 68131

Economic Development Corporation of KCMO

The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, is a not-for-profit organization that is the city of KCMO's primary development organization and provides assistance to new and expanding businesses already located in Kansas City, Missouri, or those considering a KC location.

In addition, the EDC administers the city's TIF program, LCRA and Enhanced Enterprise/Zone Works program.

Kyana Bowers

Phone: (816) 691-2125

Kansas City, MO 64105

EDC Loan Corporation of Kansas City

EDC Loan Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, is a nonprofit corporation specializing in the origination and underwriting of Revolving Loan Funds. Its mission is to help small business grow and expand through loan programs to attract, expand and retain jobs.

Debra Davis

Phone: (816) 691-2141

300 Wyandotte
Suite 400
Kansas City, MO 64105

Ennovation Center

The Ennovation Center is a dynamic business development incubator spanning over 28,000 square feet, featuring a range of specialized facilities and services to support the growth and success of its clients.

The facility offers several distinct business specialties, including a shared commercial kitchen space, bio-safety Level 1 labs, and a business and tech area offering dedicated workspaces, temporary workspaces, offices, conference rooms, office suites and production labs.

Danielle DuPree

Phone: (816) 463-3532

201 N Forest Ave
Suite 120
Independence, MO 64050

Enterprise Center in Johnson County

The Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC) is a venture development organization providing resources and connections to accelerate the success of early-stage companies.

Jenn Hackett

Phone: (913) 438-2282

6405 Metcalf Avenue
Suite 318
Overland Park, KS 66202

Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic and Intellectual Property Clinic at UMKC School of Law

The Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic and Intellectual Property Clinic delivers legal advice and facilitates the delivery of professional business planning and intellectual property services to owners of small businesses – both existing and startups — who cannot afford the market rates for such services. University of Missouri-Kansas City faculty will supervise law students as they provide legal and professional services to qualified clients.

Danielle Merrick

Phone: (816) 235-6341

500 E. 52nd Street
Ste 2-522-B
Kansas City, MO 64110

Entrepreneurship Community Partnership

NetWork Kansas is devoted to the growth of entrepreneurship and small businesses throughout the state of Kansas. Our mission is to promote an entrepreneurial environment by providing a central portal that connects entrepreneurs and small business owners with the right resources—expertise, education and economic resources—when they are needed most.

Amara Kniep

Phone: (316) 425-8832

PO Box 877
Andover, KS 67002


equity² is an impact investment firm committed to deploying capital in inclusive and equitable ways.

Lauren Obermueller

Phone: (816) 305-4767

3200 Wayne Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109

Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

The Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce helps to engage, influence and impact the business community of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Lindsay Hall

Phone: (816) 630-6161

426 S. Thompson Ave
P.O. Box 632
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

FabLab at MCC-Penn Valley

FabLab is a resource for individuals to access tools, technology and training. The lab is filled with machines that allow members to design and fabricate many different concepts into working prototypes.

Jen Dec

Phone: (816) 604-5602

3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Firebrand Ventures

Firebrand Ventures is a new kind of Midwest venture fund. We combine a strong brand, vast network and deep experience with startup hustle to invest in exceptional early-stage software startups.

John Fein


Kansas City, MO 64110

Five Elms Capital

Five Elms Capital is the ideal partner for leading B2B software companies.
The organization invests $5 million to $75 million in companies with $2 million to $20 million in revenue. Five Elms offers minority or majority investments, growth capital or liquidity for founders and early investors.

Thomas Kershisnik

Phone: (913) 953-8960

4801 Main Street
Suite 700
Kansas City, MO 64112

Flyover Capital

Flyover Capital provides capital to assist founders in creating the next generation of technology success stories in areas outside the traditional tech hubs.

Dan Kerr

Phone: (785) 218-5415

5700 W 112th St.
Suite 500
Overland Park, KS 66211

Frontier Financial Partners

Frontier Financial Partners helps package and provide business loans to small, independent business people across various industries.

Sheree Blair

Phone: (620) 342-7041

11025 Hauser Street
Overland Park, KS 66210

Gardner Chamber of Commerce

The Gardner Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services for businesses operating or wishing to operate in the Kansas towns of Gardner, Edgerton or New Century.

Jason Leib

Phone: (913) 856-6464

109 E Main
PO Box 402
Gardner, KS 66030

Generating Income For Tomorrow (Kansas City G.I.F.T.)

Generating Income for Tomorrow’s goal is to create a clear path to economic prosperity and wealth for the African American community in the Kansas City region. We do this by providing monthly grants and support from professionals to Black business owners.

Karis Harrington

Phone: (816) 766-7860

5008 Prospect
Kansas City, MO 64130

Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce

The Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce develops its community by being the voice for small businesses in the Gladstone, Missouri, area.

Amy Harlin

Phone: (816) 436-4523

7001 N Oak Trafficway
Suite 101
Gladstone, MO 64118

GO Topeka

GO Topeka creates county-wide economic success for all companies and citizens through implementation of an aggressive economic development strategy that capitalizes on the unique strengths of the community.

Cindy Kraus

Phone: (785) 246-6127

719 S Kansas Ave.
Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603


GotDevKC is Kansas City's business directory bringing the best of The Midwest's IoT, App and Web, Prototyping, and Manufacturing talent all under one easy-to-use roof. We provide intelligent lead-matching that promotes strong connections and community.

Larissa Uredi

Phone: (913) 568-2936

Kansas City, MO 64110

Grain Valley Partnership

The Grain Valley Chamber Partnership is dedicated to being the primary advocate for businesses in the Grain Valley, Missouri, area by promoting economic development, providing educational resources and partnering with our members to improve the business environment and community image.

Tasha Lindsey

Phone: (816) 443-5162

1450 SW Eagles Parkway
Grain Valley, MO 64029

Grandview Area Chamber & Economic Development Council

The Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization established to serve the business community through promoting a positive business environment and encouraging economic growth, leadership, education and interaction.?

Liz Ogle

Phone: (816) 761-6505

12500 S 71 Highway
Suite 100
Grandview, MO 64030

Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster

The Great Plains Technology and Manufacturing Cluster assists manufacturers and technology entrepreneurs in making the critical connections to innovation resources required to protect, develop, launch and grow new products and businesses.

Jeff Tucker

Phone: (785) 532-3421

510 McCall Rd
Manhattan, KS 66502

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, public relations and other services related to growth and development in the Kansas City region.

Vicky Kulikov

Phone: (816) 374-5458

30 W Pershing Rd
Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108

GSA Heartland Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

The Heartland Regional Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) serves as the Region 6 liaison and advocate for small businesses in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. As an advocate for small business owners, it is the mission of the OSDBU to promote increased access to GSA's nationwide procurement opportunities.

Bill Strobel

Phone: (816) 926-3258

2300 Main Street
2300 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108


GUILDit spurs Kansas City artists and entrepreneurs. The organization’s mission is to create communities around best business practices in the way of forums, panels, lectures and alike programming.

Susana Bruhn

Phone: (913) 909-6667

31 W. 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Hammerspace Community Workshop & Makerspace

Hammerspace is a 170,000-square-foot workshop facility which is home to Kansas City's community of makers, crafters and inventors. It's like a gym for people who build stuff.

Dave Dalton

Phone: (913) 686-6562

5200 E. 45th St.
Kansas City, MO 64130

Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Harrisonville, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance and networking opportunities to growing businesses in Harrisonville, Missouri.

Bing Schimmelpfenning

Phone: (816) 380-5271

106 S Independence
Harrisonville, MO 64701

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization. It partners with all types of businesses owned-and-operated by black business entrepreneurs. Its core focus is on the launching, developing, promoting, sustaining and growth of the Black community.

Kim Randolph

Phone: (913) 948-7680

4001 Blue Pkwy
Suite 108
Kansas City, MO 64130

Heartland Business Capital

Heartland Business Capital is a Small Business Administration licensed company that provides 504 loans to businesses throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. The 504 loan offers financing for owner-occupied real estate and heavy machinery and equipment.

Chris Davenport

Phone: (913) 599-1717

8900 Indian Creek Parkway
Suite 280
Overland Park, KS 66210

Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP)

The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) matches growing entrepreneurs one-on-one with business veterans to help them grow their business. HEMP focuses on businesses around $1 million in revenue and higher, three years or more in business and with five or more full-time employees.

Christina Dreiling

Phone: (816) 471-4367

2000 Baltimore
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is dedicated to the creation, advancement, promotion and development of economic opportunities within the Hispanic market and business community.

Carlos Gomez

Phone: (816) 472-6767

107 W. 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of Latinos within the greater Kansas City. HEDC achieves this through business development and economic and community wealth creation initiatives.

Maricela Garcia

Phone: (816) 221-3442

1722 Holly St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Holy Rosary Credit Union

Our members are not only members of a financial institution, they are members of the HRCU family. We seek not only to provide financial services, but to empower our members to be in control of their finances. We do this by overcoming language barriers, offering opportunities for education, and creating a mutual trust between our staff and our members.

Brandy Parks

Phone: 8132212734108 Ext: 108

533 Campbell St.
Kansas City, MO 64106

iiM (innovation in Motion)

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.

Lydia Kinkade

Phone: (913) 671-3325

6800 W. 64th St.
Suite 101
Mission, KS 66202

Independence Chamber of Commerce

The Independence, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, marketing, continuing education services, networking opportunities, public policy advocacy and other services related to community/business development in Independence and Eastern Jackson County.

Mikealene Evans

Phone: (816) 252-4745

210 W Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050

Independence Economic Development Council

The Independence, Missouri Economic Development Council is a nonprofit, public/private partnership, which was established in 1983 for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the economic growth of Independence.

Jodi Krantz

Phone: (816) 463-3512

210 W Truman Rd
Independence, MO 64050

InnovateHER KC

InnovateHER KC is a 5,000+ member leadership community that connects, empowers and supports women leaders and unites women to accomplish incredible things.

Lauren Conaway

Phone: (816) 301-5385

300 E. 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111

Innovation Stockyard

he Innovation Stockyard operates the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator on the campus of Missouri Western State University with a focus on economic and workforce development, and animal health and nutrition.

Sara Hagen

Phone: (816) 749-4012

4221 Mitchell Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64507

Innovation Studio - Powered by UMKC

The Innovation Studio powered by the University of Missouri - Kansas City is a hub of advanced product design, technology and business innovation.

Christina Davis

Phone: (816) 235-1262

801 E. 51st St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City (ITCGKC)

The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is a regional nonprofit professional association committed to building a strong and successful international business network in the Kansas City region. To achieve this, ITCGKC connects professionals and global partners in the international business and academic communities, delivers timely international trade education and bridges access to relevant resources.

Mary Odom

Phone: (816) 830-2364

PO Box 12340
Kansas City, MO 64116

InterUrban ArtHouse

InterUrban ArtHouse is creating a regional hub where artists can work and prosper in an affordable, sustainable and inclusive environment to drive innovation, economic vibrancy and community culture.

Angi Hejduk

Phone: (913) 544-6041

8001 Newton Street
Overland Park, KS 66204

Inventors Center of Kansas City

The Inventors Center of Kansas City provides education and encouragement to help inventors of all ages bring their ideas to market. We focus attention on ideation, market-sizing, market validation, prototyping, intellectual property protection, benefits visualization, licensing and manufacturing.

Eric Strautman

Phone: (816) 797-9946

PO Box 410343
4801 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64141

InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum

InvestMidwest highlights startups in the Midwest region with the most promise for success.

The conference provides an ideal opportunity for entrepreneurs to raise capital and all attendees to make new connections.

Claire Kinlaw

Phone: (510) 967-4083

One Metropolitan Square, 211 N. Broadway
# 1300
St. Louis, MO 63102

Job One

Job One enhances the lives of adults with disabilities by providing a lifetime of meaningful employment choices. We do this through entrepreneurship and partnership with the business community.

Jeff Carpenter

Phone: (816) 456-9811

1085 S. Yuma
Independence, MO 64050

Johnson County Missouri Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC)

The Johnson County, Missouri, Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) provides confidential one-on-one business assistance, microloan funds, financing options and incentives for new and existing businesses, small to large, for all Johnson County, Missouri.

Tracy Brantner

Phone: (660) 747-0244

300 N Holden
Ste 301
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Johnson County Public Library

Johnson County Library creates an environment for people to learn, to explore, to enjoy, to create, to connect.

Support Librarian


Multiple Locations


Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation (Justine PETERSEN) is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation. The organization’s mission is to connect institutional resources with the needs of low-to moderate-income individuals and families, helping them to build assets and create enduring change, not just for each individual or family that we assist, but the community as a whole.

Our mission is demonstrated by our services, which include credit building and financial education, homeownership preparation and retention, and micro-enterprise lending and training.

Jim Boyle

Phone: (314) 565-6900

1023 N. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63106

K-State Extension Wyandotte County

The K-State Extension in Wyandotte County provides leadership in education through evidence-based, culturally appropriate programs and information that improves the quality of life for all citizens.

Denise Dias

Phone: (913) 299-9300 Ext: 110

1216 N 79th Street
Kansas City, KS 66112

K-State Olathe Food Innovation Accelerator

K-State Olathe's Incubator Kitchen provides facilities and expertise to support the food industry with startups, new products, scaling up, optimizing processes and R&D in analytics, microbiology, consumer panels and logistics.

Bryan Severns

Phone: (913) 307-7317

22201 W Innovation Dr
Olathe, KS 66061

K-State Pollution Prevention Institute

The Pollution Prevention Institute at Kansas State University (PPI) was established in 1995 to provide environmental training and assistance to businesses in Kansas.

Nancy Larson

Phone: (316) 660-0140

2323 Anderson Ave.
Suite 300
Manhattan, KS 66506

K-State Research and Extension - Johnson County

K-State Research and Extension - Johnson County offers resources and referrals for small business development with emphasis on agriculture-, horticulture- and food-based businesses.

Tara Markley

Phone: (913) 715-7000

11811 South Sunset Drive
Ste 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

K-State Technology Development Institute (TDI)

The Technology Development Institute provides a variety of resources and services through collaborative engineering and business development partnerships to advance technologies, people and companies.

Jeff Tucker

Phone: (785) 532-7044

510 McCall Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

Kansas City Area Development Council

The Kansas City Area Development Council is a private, non-profit organization charged with representing the economic interests of the entire two-state, 18-county region of Greater Kansas City.

Tim Cowden

Phone: (816) 591-1874

30 W Pershing Rd
Ste 200
Kansas City, MO 64108

Kansas City Kansas Public Library

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library offers business reference services, including access to information for small business or those contemplating starting a small business.

Carol Levers

Phone: (913) 295-8250 Ext: 6420

625 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101

Kansas City Public Library - Small Business & Entrepreneurship

The Kansas City Public Library provides resource materials and online databases that entrepreneurs and business owners can use.

Hadzia Sa-Aadu

Phone: (816) 701-3659

14 West 10th Street
Kansas City Missouri Public Library - Central Branch
Kansas City, MO 64105

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides legal and accounting assistance to qualifying artists and arts organizations from all creative disciplines. The ArtSmarts program provides seminars in arts law to help artists avoid common pitfalls in their professional arts careers.

Danielle Merrick

Phone: (816) 974-8522

P.O. Box 413199
Kansas City, MO 64141

Kansas Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team

The mission of the KDA Agricultural Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and delivering solutions designed to create an environment that facilitates growth and expansion in agriculture while increasing pride in and awareness of the state’s largest industry – agriculture.

Russell Plaschka

Phone: (785) 564-7466

900 SW Jackson
Room 456
Topeka, KS 66612

Kansas Department of Commerce, Business Development Division

The Kansas Department of Commerce, Business Development Division administers programs and services to support businesses, grow the economy and improve the quality of life across Kansas.

Division Staff

Phone: (785) 296-3481

1000 SW Jackson St.
Topeka, KS 66612

Kansas Department of Commerce, International Division

Whether you are just starting to explore selling outside of the U.S. or are looking for new markets, the international team at the Kansas Department of Commerce, Export Assistance has the tools and experience to get you to your goals faster and with fewer obstacles.

Chang Lu

Phone: (913) 515-8541

22201 W Innovation Drive
Suite 180D
Olathe, KS 66061

Kansas Department of Commerce, Office of Minority & Women Business Development

The Kansas Department of Commerce, Office of Minority and Women Business Development promotes business development with a focus on minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

Rhonda Harris

Phone: (785) 296-3425

900 SW Jackson
Room 456
Topeka, KS 66612

Kansas Department of Revenue - Business Tax Servces

The Kansas Department of Revenue handles business tax registrations for the state of Kansas.

Business Tax Registration

Phone: (785) 368-8222

915 SW Harrison Street
Topeka, KS 66612

Kansas Insurance Department

The Kansas Insurance Department provides free insurance shopping information specific to small business owners.

Monicka R.

Phone: (785) 296-3071

1300 SW Arrowhead Rd.
Topeka, KS 66604

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions (KMS)

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions helps companies realize never-ending growth in the rapidly changing global marketplace by helping make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.

Tiffany Stovall

Phone: (913) 967-1263

14425 College Blvd
Suite 120
Lenexa, KS 66215

Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center - Kansas City

The Johnson County Community College Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides government procurement services to small businesses in over 17 counties in Kansas, including Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas and Leavenworth.

Keon Muldow

Phone: (913) 469-8500 Ext: 2313

12345 College Blvd
RC 244
Overland Park, KS 66210

Kansas Secretary of State

The Kansas Secretary of State operates the Business Filing Center, which registers business entities, trademarks and handles trade names and liens made pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code.

Business Services

Phone: (785) 296-4564

Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66612

Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC (SBDC)

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Johnson County Community College provides business assistance to aspiring and existing small business owners in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas through low cost training events and no-charge one-on-one business counseling.

Valerie Reese

Phone: (913) 469-3878

12345 College Boulevard
RC 240
Overland Park, KS 66210

Kansas Small Business Development Center at KU (SBDC)

The Kansas Small Business Development Center at the University of Kansas provides free and confidential individual advising to small business owners, managers and prospective owners. The center can work with any company that fits into the Small Business Administration's definition of a "small business."

Kristina Mease

Phone: (785) 843-8844

718 New Hampshire
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Kansas State University - Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship

The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at Kansas State University works to enhance the entrepreneurial environment at the university and throughout Kansas. The organization’s programs are designed to provide a superior academic experience for all K-State students and to deliver key support to Kansas entrepreneurs.

Chad Jackson

Phone: (785) 532-6282

1301 Lovers Lane
1056 Business Building

Kauffman FastTrac

Kauffman FastTrac equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the business skills and insights, tools, resources, and peer networks necessary to start and grow successful businesses.

Jennifer Kelly

Phone: (816) 454-4380

4801 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110

Kauffman Founders School

The Kauffman Founders School is an online education program that enables entrepreneurs to learn anywhere, anytime. Leading experts present rich content that founders can immediately apply to their businesses.



KC BizCare

KCBizCare is a division of the city of Kansas City, Missouri, City Manager's Office. KC BizCare is a free business resource, advocacy and information center for new and existing businesses operating within the city.

Amanda Wheeler

Phone: (816) 513-1247

414 E. 12th Street
City Hall
Kansas City, MO 64106

KC Collective

KC Collective was developed by startup founders for startup founders. Through collective collaboration, the organization leverages its networks to provide introductions, mentorship, generous perks and discounts from partners and the education and resources necessary for Kansas City entrepreneurs to move their business forward.

Delvin Higginson


512 Delaware Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

KC IABC (Kansas City Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators)

Kansas City Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators offers monthly luncheons, conference and special interest groups on communications. Members include business owners, freelancers and corporate communications professionals. The organization educates, connects and recognizes marketing communications professionals in the Greater Kansas City area.

Brenda Poor


PO Box 30503
Kansas City, MO 64112

KC SmartPort

KC SmartPort is a nonprofit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region.

Chris Gutierrez

Phone: (816) 374-5680


KC Tech Council

The KC Tech Council serves as the regional advocate for Kansas City's tech industry, focused on elevating Kansas City as the leading tech hub of the Midwest. Membership comprises companies ranging from early-stage to enterprise, covering all facets of the tech industry and an abundance of outside industries that bolster its growth.

Kara Lowe

Phone: (913) 730-7020

1100 Main
Ste. 215
Kansas City, MO 64105

KCK Chamber of Commerce

Membership with the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within Wyandotte County. As a member of the business community in the metropolitan area, the mission of the KCK Chamber is to enhance and create opportunities in Wyandotte County that build a quality community to live, work and conduct business.

Katelyn Kaminski

Phone: (913) 371-3070

727 Minnesota Avenue
PO Box 171337
Kansas City, KS 66101

KCRise Fund

KCRise Fund is a venture capital co-investment fund designed to help bring more financing to early-stage businesses in the area. The fund looks to co-invest with other institutional investors, including venture capital firms and corporate investors, in pre-Seed, Seed and Series A rounds of at least $1 million for early-stage technology companies with a strategic connection to the western half of Missouri or the entire state of Kansas, with a primary focus on business-to-business companies.

Darcy Howe


1200 Main St
Suite 2450
Kansas City, MO 64105

Kearney Chamber of Commerce

The Kearney, Missouri Chamber of Commerce is in the relentless pursuit of a vibrant and prosperous business community.

Stacie Bratcher

Phone: (816) 628-4229

455 Sam Barr Dr
Kearney, MO 64060

Konza Valley Capital

Konza Valley Capital is a licensed small business investment company that provides private equity capital to lower middle-market companies having potential for substantial growth and long-term equity appreciation.

Marshall Parker

Phone: (913) 262-7117

9401 Indian Creek Parkway
40 Corporate Woods, Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66210

KU Innovation Park

KU Innovation Park, with locations at both the University of Kansas Lawrence Campus and Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, is the largest incubator system in the state. It is comprised of three separate facilities totaling approximately 90,000 square feet of wet lab, office space and shared work spaces.

Tricia Bergman

Phone: (785) 864-3033

2029 Becker Drive
Ste. 100
Lawrence, KS 66047


LaunchKC’s accelerator platform partners Kansas City corporations with scalable startup businesses. It selects startups that align with each corporation’s goals, providing them access to exciting innovative products and services. Startups chosen for the program will receive unprecedented resources from corporate partners.

Tommy Wilson


1712 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Lawrence Public Library

The Lawrence, Kansas Public Library is a public library located in Lawrence, Kansas. It serves the city of Lawrence. Through its membership in the Northeast Kansas Library System is a community hub where its patrons can learn, connect, create and grow through access to its vast collections, resources, services, programs and knowledgeable staff.

Melissa Fisher Isaacs

Phone: (785) 843-3833 Ext: 113

707 Vermont Street
Lawrence, KS 66044

Leavenworth County Development Corporation

The Leavenworth County Development Corporation provides resources and solutions to small businesses and entrepreneurs at no cost, in addition to attracting new business and retaining existing businesses to grow the community.

Mary Mack

Phone: (913) 727-6111

1294 Eisenhower Rd
PO Box 151
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Leavenworth County E-Community

Leavenworth County is a NetWork Kansas E-Community, which makes a commitment to cultivate an entrepreneurial environment by identifying and developing resources to help local entrepreneurs start or grow businesses.

Penny Holler

Phone: (913) 680-2602

100 N 5th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Leavenworth Main Street Program, Inc. ®

The Leavenworth, Kansas Main Street Program fosters economic development and historic preservation with downtown Leavenworth, Kansas, the first city of Kansas, established in 1854.

Debbie Deere

Phone: (913) 682-3924

416 Cherokee
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce

The Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce aggressively advocates the interests of business before influential policy makers, especially those in local, state and federal government, by focusing on core issues identified by members.

Lauren Batchelor

Phone: (913) 682-4112

518 Shawnee St
PO Box 44
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Leawood Chamber and Economic Development Council

The Leawood, Kansas Chamber of Commerce is part of a genuine community of people dedicated to business and personal success in and around Leawood, Kansas. The chamber’s mantra is "Business Personalized" because working together, we all have the opportunity to connect, support, build and learn from one another.

Alan McGrew

Phone: (913) 356-6438

13451 Briar Drive
Suite 201
Leawood, KS 66209

Leawood Venture Capital

Leawood Venture Capital invests in early-stage companies where its team has extensive market and technology expertise and can contribute to the overall success of its investment portfolios. With deep roots on both coasts, the team has strong relationships across the country and accesses the most promising deals from the national centers of technology excellence.

Brendan Fallis

Phone: (913) 735-5324

4000 West 114th Street
Suite 170
Leawood, KS 66211

Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce

The Lee’s Summit, Missouri Chamber of Commerce creates opportunities for business success through networking and advocacy, as well as business and professional development. The chamber provides leadership by being a catalyst for the economic growth and prosperity of the Lee's Summit community.

Matt Baird

Phone: (816) 524-2424

220 SE Main
Lees Summit, MO 64063

Lee's Summit Economic Development Council

Lee's Summit Economic Development Council is dedicated to business attraction and retention to achieve a strong economic climate in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Teresa Evans

Phone: (816) 525-6617

218 SE Main Street
PO Box 710
Lees Summit, MO 64063

Lenexa Chamber of Commerce

The Lenexa, Kansas Chamber of Commerce gives its business members clout in the community, access to key people in government and the community, a forum for businesses to affect the business climate and a lead role in insuring strong economic growth and quality of life in Lenexa, Kansas.

Sarah Dietz

Phone: (913) 888-1414

11180 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS 66219

Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce

The Liberty, Missouri Area Chamber of Commerce is the area’s leading nonprofit, membership-driven business organization dedicated to creating a climate in which businesses can succeed.

Gayle Potter

Phone: (816) 781-5200

1170 W Kansas Street
Suite H
Liberty, MO 64068

Liberty Economic Development Corporation / LINK Business Facilitation

The Liberty, Missouri Economic Development Corporation is a public private organization dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the Liberty area. LINK Business Facilitation is a free resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Liberty area and is for all phases of business.

Jolinda McClintock

Phone: (816) 883-2503

5 Victory Lane
Suite 103
Liberty, MO 64068

LISC Greater Kansas City

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is the nation's largest Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving 30 cities across the country.

Geoff Jolley

Phone: (816) 753-0055

600 Broadway
Suite 280
Kansas City, MO 64105

Martin City Community Improvement District

The Martin City, Missouri Community Improvement District is an economic development tool that lets business owners in the CID coordinate public improvement efforts; address safety and security; produce marketing campaigns to attract new businesses and tourism; and create programs that foster recreational and cultural activity and special events.

Vicki Wolgast

Phone: (816) 308-1023

311 East 135th St.
Kansas City, MO 64145

Miami County Economic Development Department

The Miami County, Kansas Economic Development Department assists businesses in their development and expansion while promoting the region's economic growth.

Janet McRae

Phone: (913) 294-4045

201 South Pearl Street
Suite 202
Paola, KS 66071

Miami County Kansas E-Community

Miami County, Kansas, is a NetWork Kansas E-Community. That means it has made a commitment to cultivating an entrepreneurial environment by identifying and developing resources to help local entrepreneurs start or grow businesses.

Janet McRae

Phone: (913) 294-4045

201 South Pearl Street
Suite 202
Paola, KS 66071

Mid-America Angels Network

Mid-America Angels is a regional network of angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising startup business opportunities in the Kansas-Missouri region.

Jeff Shackelford

Phone: (913) 438-2282

6405 Metcalf Ave
Suite 318
Overland Park, KS 66202

Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education to create, identify and enhance business opportunities for the LGBT and allied community.

Eileen Weir



Mid-America Regional Council MARC

The Mid-America Regional Council is a nonprofit association of county and city governments and metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region.

Terry Anderson

Phone: (816) 474-4240

600 Broadway Blvd
Ste. 200
Kansas City, MO 64105

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC)

The Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center assists domestic manufacturers negatively impacted by import competition by providing cost share funding to implement improvement projects to make a business more globally competitive.

Donna Porch

Phone: (816) 666-9407

4200 Little Blue Parkway
Ste 590
Independence, MO 64057

Mid-Continent Public Library Culinary Center

The Mid-Continent Public Library Culinary Center is a destination and resource for anyone interested in learning more about food and culinary entrepreneurship. Housed in the Green Hills Library Center, the Culinary Center features a teaching and demonstration kitchen and two shared commercial kitchens for use by startup food businesses.

Xander Winkel

Phone: (816) 800-9503

8581 N. Green Hills Rd
Kansas City, MO 64154

Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership is dedicated to enhancing performance and effectiveness in the nonprofit community through education, research and service.

Cindy Laufer

Phone: (816) 235-6306

5108 Cherry Street
Suite 417
Kansas City, MO 64110

Midwest Small Business Finance

Midwest Small Business Finance provides small businesses with economic development and financial assistance. It also provides startup and growth capital for small businesses, including SBA 504 loans and multiple revolving fund loan programs.

Julie Lewis

Phone: (816) 468-4989

7001 North Locust Street
Suite 123
Kansas City, MO 64118

Missouri Apex Accelerator - Kansas City

Missouri Apex Accelerator - Kansas City assists businesses — including small, disadvantaged and women-owned firms — in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts.

Michelle Cunningham

Phone: (816) 235-2891

4747 Troost
Suite 105
Kansas City, MO 64110

Missouri Arts Council

The Missouri Arts Council supports the arts that strengthen the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our state. MAC is dedicated to broadening the appreciation and availability of the arts in the state and fostering the diversity, vitality and excellence of Missouri's communities, economy and cultural heritage.

Barbara MacRobie

Phone: (314) 340-6845

815 Olive St
Ste 16
Saint Louis, MO 63101

Missouri Center for Employee Ownership

We're an educational nonprofit with funding from the Kauffman Foundation to increase awareness of the benefits of employee ownership for succession planning, entrepreneurship, and economic development. We're also an unbiased source for referrals.

Keith Davenport

Phone: (317) 441-3338

Gardner, KS 66030

Missouri Department of Agriculture

The Missouri Department of Agriculture sets agriculture policy, provides assistance to farmers throughout the state and focuses on food-related businesses.

Lacey Roark

Phone: (573) 751-4762

1616 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Missouri Department of Economic Development - International Trade and Investment Office

The mission of the Missouri International Trade and Investment Office is to increase the number of Missouri companies exporting and increase the volume of Missouri exports.

Stefan Herron

Phone: (573) 526-4967

301 W High St
Room 720
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Missouri Department of Economic Development - Kansas City Region

The Business Development team within the Missouri Department of Economic Development is ready to assist your existing Missouri Business.

Maggie Kost

Phone: (573) 751-4962


Missouri Department of Health

The Missouri Department of Health is responsible for the dispersal of information regarding licensing and regulation for businesses within the health and senior service industries.

Heath & Senior Services

Phone: (573) 751-6400

912 Wildwood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

The Department works with businesses regarding unemployment, workers' compensation, workplace safety, wage and hour, discrimination, mine and cave safety, and bargaining units for public employees.

Anna Hul

Phone: (573) 751-5860


Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources assists businesses with environmental compliance issues, primarily concerning air pollution control.

Program Contact

Phone: (573) 751-3443

1659 East Elm
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Missouri Department of Revenue

The Missouri Department of Revenue administers Missouri's business tax laws and collects taxes.

Support Representative

Phone: (573) 751-5860

PO Box 3300
Jefferson City, MO 65105

Missouri Department of Social Services

The Missouri Department of Social Services is responsible for the dispersal of information and industry regulatory compliance for businesses within the industries of social services.

Director's Office

Phone: (573) 751-4815

Jefferson City, MO 65102

Missouri Division of Professional Registration

The division provides administrative support to 41 professional licensing boards and commissions responsible for licensing and regulating the activities of more than 525,000 Missourians.

Division Representative

Phone: (573) 751-0293

3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Missouri Enterprise, Kansas City and Northwest Missouri

Missouri Enterprise is a dedicated manufacturing expert and your partner to strengthen and grow your company. The organization assists manufacturers with workforce development, technology, lean principles, exporting, quality, food safety and more.

Doug Schmitz

Phone: (816) 705-7373


Missouri Film Office

The Film Office is devoted to saving filmmakers time, effort and money in arranging a shoot.

Andrea Sporcic

Phone: (573) 526-3566

301 W High St
Ste 290
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Missouri Linked Deposit Program

The SBTDC offers confidential, one-on-one counseling, coaching and training to existing businesses and emerging business owners.

Scott Fitzpatrick

Phone: (573) 751-8533

P.O. BOX 210
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Missouri SBDC at Northwest Missouri State University - St. Joseph

The SBTDC offers confidential, one-on-one counseling, coaching and training to existing businesses and emerging business owners.

Rebecca Lobina

Phone: (816) 364-4105

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce
3003 Frederick Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Missouri SBDC at University of Missouri Kansas City

Missouri SBDC at UMKC is OPEN for business; both virtually and in-person for our trainings and counseling. Contact us at [email protected] to talk how we can help you SOAR with your entrepreneurial journey

Michelle Kretsinger

Phone: (816) 235-6063

4747 Troost
Suite 103
Kansas City, MO 64110

Missouri Secretary of State, Kansas City Branch Office

The Missouri Secretary of State's Office, Secretary of State offers a variety of information useful to business owners. The Secretary of State's office provides the necessary information and forms to register a business in the state as well as information pertinent to corporations, LLCs and sole proprietorships.

Beverly Webb

Phone: (816) 889-2925

State Office Building, Ste 513
615 E 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Missouri Technology Corporation

The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies. MTC focuses on the life sciences and technology industries, which build on Missouri’s rich history in agriculture.

Amy Steinman

Phone: (573) 751-7265


Mo-Kan Regional Council

MO-KAN Development Inc. provides loan programs to small businesses in Kansas and Missouri.

MO-Kan Regional Council Staff

Phone: (816) 233-3144

224 North 7th Street
Saint Joseph, MO


MOSourceLink links small businesses to the right resource at the right time across Missouri.

Alexces Bartley

Phone: (866) 870-6500

4747 troost
Kansas City, MO 64110

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council promotes the growth and development of minority businesses through B-to-B opportunities and government contracts.

Cindy Mallamo

Phone: (303) 623-3037


Multicultural Business Coalition

The Multicultural Business Coalition is a nonprofit collective of Kansas City-based organizations that were created to encourage and support a healthy multicultural business community.

Adrienne B. Haynes

Phone: (816) 886-8194

Kansas City, MO 64114

National Association of Women Business Owners

NetWork Kansas is a statewide service that enables entrepreneurs and small business owners to be connected with the resources they need when they need them.

Julie Towner


PO Box 572
Blue Springs, MO 64013

NetWork Kansas

NetWork Kansas is a statewide service that enables entrepreneurs and small business owners to be connected with the resources they need when they need them.

Tiffany Nixon

Phone: (316) 425-6025

Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship
550 N. 159th St. East, Suite 208
Wichita, KS 67230

Nonprofit Connect

Nonprofit Connect links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

Sidney Smith

Phone: (816) 888-5603

1703 Wyandotte St
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64108

North Kansas City Business Council

The mission of the North Kansas City Business Council is to be an advocate for business and quality of life in North Kansas City, Missouri. We provide networking, marketing and economic development support for the community. We are also active in supporting and encouraging workforce development and entrepreneurship.

Rich Groves

Phone: (816) 472-7700

320 Armour Rd
Ste 220
Kansas City, MO 64116

Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce

The Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce is a relationship-driven organization dedicated to helping small business grow in and around the Kansas communities of Fairway, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, North Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Westwood and Westwood Hills.

Haley Kenig

Phone: (913) 262-2141

5115 Roe Boulevard
Suite 100
Mission, KS 66205

Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

NEKCCC strives to be a financially sound, well-managed business association that enhances the quality of life and economic competitiveness in the Historic, contemporary and multicultural district of KCMO.

Rebecca Koop

Phone: (816) 231-3312 Ext: 100

2657 Independence Ave
Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64124

Northland CAPS

Northland CAPS students use business standard software, equipment and employer mentorship to solve real world problems for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Allison Clemens

Phone: (816) 805-6369

2000 NE 46th St
Kansas City, MO 64116

Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce enhances the business community, economic growth and quality of life in the Northland.

Jenny Johnston

Phone: (816) 455-9911

634 NW Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO 64118

Olathe Chamber of Commerce

The Olathe Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing a business in Olathe, Kan.

Chelsea Taylor

Phone: (913) 764-1050


Olathe Economic Development Council

The Olathe Economic Development Council, a not-for-profit organization, provides assistance to new and expanding businesses already located in Olathe, Kan., or those considering an Olathe location.

Shannon Latham

Phone: (913) 764-1050

18001 West 106th Street
Olathe, KS 66061

Open Prairie Ventures

Open Prairie is a Midwest-based, private equity fund manager providing fund deployment, advisory and strategic planning services.

Hayli Anderson

Phone: (217) 347-1000


OpenAir Equity Partners

OPENAIR Equity Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early venture, mid venture, late venture and later stage investments.

Lance LeMay

Phone: (913) 362-1111

6701 W 64th St.
Building 5, Suite 320
Mission, KS 66202

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce works to enhance the business environment and quality of life in the Overland Park, Kan., community. It offers its members programs and services for advocacy, networking, marketing and promotions, and business development.

Stan Lawson

Phone: (913) 491-3600

9001 West 110 Street
Suite 150
Overland Park, KS 66210

Overland Park Economic Development Council

The Overland Park Economic Development Council provides demographic, real estate and general business development consulting services to promote business in Overland Park, Kan.

Tim Holverson

Phone: (913) 766-7607


Paola Chamber of Commerce

The Paola (Kan.) Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to community development, encouraging business alliances and nurturing the growth and development of new and existing businesses.

Jenna Kelsey

Phone: (913) 294-4335

6 W. Peoria St.
Paola, KS 66071

Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, public relations, and other services related to growth and development in the Parkville Missouri area.

Marsha VanDever

Phone: (816) 268-5003

8880 Clark Avenue
Ste. 103
Kansas City, MO 64152

Parkville Economic Development Council

The Parkville Economic Development Council has been established to recruit, retain and assist Parkville businesses.

Ed Linnebur

Phone: (816) 268-5006

8880 Clark
Suite 218
Kansas City, MO 64152

Pathway Financial Education

Pathway Financial Education believes that everyone should have access to high-quality, free financial training and education to achieve self-sufficiency, financial health and well-being. That is why we offer free financial training and education for small businesses, adults and youth.

Grace Reinicke

Phone: (816) 875-0206

1520 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

PCs For People Kansas City

PCs For People Kansas City provides technology assistance to nonprofit organizations with very inexpensive, high quality refurbished computers, Wi-Fi and network installations, tech support and on-going maintenance plus IT consulting at below market rates.

Tom Esselman

Phone: (816) 259-0851

518 Santa Fe Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Pipeline Entrepreneurs

Pipeline is a Fellowship of high-performing entrepreneurs who call the Midwest home. They have access to our national network of experts who share a passion for our Pipeline family.

Katy Anderson

Phone: (913) 307-0004

1919 West 45th Ave
Kansas City, KS 66103

Piper School District

We're looking to produce client projects for area businesses through our various academies.
If your organization has a problem, or a project that’s No. 10 on your “to do” list, give it to our students. They're ready for real world learning.

Amber Buck

Phone: (816) 810-5261

4410 N 107th
Kansas City, KS 66109

Platte City Area Chamber of Commerce

The Platte City Area Chamber of Commerce provides networking opportunities, entrepreneurial support, business retention and expansion services for the Platte City, MO Area.

Tricia Friddell

Phone: (816) 858-5270

620 3rd Street
Platte City, MO 64079

Platte County Economic Development Council

Platte County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to enhancing economic development activities in Platte County, Mo.

Tina Chance

Phone: (816) 270-2119


Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

We are a membership-based organization that connects businesses to community, regional, and state resources to help them succeed personally and professionally. From marketing ideas to networking events, we are your one-stop shop.

Vicki Turnbow

Phone: (816) 353-8500

5909 Raytown Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64133


Assist businesses in ownership transition, succession planning, business valuation, business sales and acquisitions. Provide guidance and counselling to potential buyers. Equally assist both sides by helping the parties negotiate a fair value to make a win-win deal and complete the purchase transaction. All services are offered free of charge.

Denton Zeeman

Phone: (785) 864-8863

1654 Naismith Drive
Capitol Federal Hall, 1184 & 1186
Lawrence, KS 66045

Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce

The Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce is a business and community organization to grown awareness and help the area prosper.

April Roberson

Phone: (816) 741-9985

2950 NW Vivion Road
Riverside, MO 64150

RMI Business Finance

RMI is a financial resource that provides long-term, fixed-rate financing through several diverse loan products to Missouri businesses.

Mindy Murray

Phone: (573) 634-0557

3324 Emerald Lane
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Royal Street Ventures

Royal Street Ventures is a Utah-based venture capital firm that has expanded into the Kansas City region.

Laura Brady

Phone: (435) 200-4930

1625 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64108

ScaleUp! Kansas City

ScaleUP! Kansas City is a four month program that will immerse 12 to 15 entrepreneurs in courses and collisions that will connect them with a high caliber network of peers, resources and mentors and change the trajectory of their businesses.

Jill Hathaway

Phone: (816) 235-6063

4747 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110


The Kansas City SCORE Chapter is comprised of more than 70 volunteers who provide free mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs. Volunteers are professionals with time-tested knowledge and experience in almost every industry.

Karen Foelsch

Phone: (816) 235-6675

4747 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64110

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce

The Shawnee Chamber & Economic Development Council promotes job creation, business expansion and real estate development in Shawnee, Kansas.

Marlene Shirley

Phone: (913) 631-6545

15100 W. 67th Street
Suite 202
Shawnee, KS 66217

Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Smithville Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing businesses in Smithville, Mo.

Erika Winston

Phone: (816) 532-0946

105 West Main St.
Smithville, MO 64089

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration provides information to business owners as it relates to issues with social security and questions about the self-employment tax.

Laura Follmer

Phone: (888) 350-7540

601 E 12th St
Room 836
Kansas City, MO 64106

South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, professional development and other services related to starting or growing a business.

Angela Alesi

Phone: (816) 761-7660

406 E Bannister Road
Suite F
Kansas City, MO 64131

Southeast Enterprises

SE is a sheltered workshop providing employment to 160 citizens with intellectual & developmental disabilities fulfill production contracts from area businesses & are Southeast is ISO compliant that demonstrates proven history of dependability.

David Melton

Phone: (816) 353-2704

6701 Booth St
PO Box 9473
Kansas City, MO 64133

Southland CAPS

Southland CAPS students learn from real-world business problems and business partners. They use their business mentors, their technical skill, and their professionalism to solve real-world problems for small businesses and new entrepreneurs.

Katie Zeiger

Phone: (816) 268-7140

11501 E. State Rte. 350
Raytown, MO 64138

Southtown Council

The Southtown (Mo.) Council strives to facilitate linkages among the stakeholders in Southtown to create an environment for economic development and community growth.

Sean Ackerson

Phone: (816) 674-4883

6814 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64113

Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corp

The Southwest Johnson County, Kansas Economic Development Corporation works to attract and retain business in southwest Johnson County.

Greg Martinette

Phone: (913) 489-3990

New Century Parkway
Gardner, KS 66030

Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce

The Spring Hill, Kansas Chamber of Commerce works to link business, government and the community in Spring Hill.

Sharon Mitchell

Phone: (913) 592-3893

613 S Race St
P.O. Box 15
Spring Hill, KS 66083

Square One Small Business and Workforce Development Services by Mid-Continent Public Library

Square One Small Business Services at Mid-Continent Public Library supports local entrepreneurs through access to information, programs and opportunity. Whether owning a business is a brand new dream or your life’s work, MCPL is committed to helping you succeed.

Kelly Head

Phone: (816) 591-0241

Independence, MO 64050

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce

The St. Joseph, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing businesses in St. Joseph.

Kristi Bailey

Phone: (816) 232-4461

3003 Frederick Avenue
Ste. A
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Summit Technology Academy

Summit Technology Academy has been recognized in the national spotlight as an innovative model to prepare juniors and seniors in high school for high-wage, high-demand professional careers.

Jeremy Bonnesen

Phone: (816) 986-3414

1101 NW Innovation Parkway
Lees Summit, MO 64086


Support Kansas City enables nonprofit organizations to focus on their missions by providing integrated expertise in financial management and support services.

Blake Cleaver

Phone: (913) 396-8309

6750 Antioch Rd
Suite 305
Merriam, KS 66204

T-Mobile Accelerator

The T-Mobile Accelerator, located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, is a hub for corporate innovation and entrepreneurial engagement.
The accelerator provides free support with planning, registering, funding, operating, and growing your business. The accelerator offers private, free, one-on-one small business coaching.

Tina Peterson

Phone: (913) 221-8248

1200 Main St.
Ste 2450
Kansas City, MO 64105

TechAccel - Technology Accelerating Partners

TechAccel is a venture development and technology organization that invests across the agriculture, animal health and food science industries. They work with startups, universities and corporate partners to fund and advance new discoveries to market.

Nancy Shawver

Phone: (816) 916-1141

6811 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Suite 312
Overland Park, KS 66202

Technology Venture Studio

The Technology Venture Studio helps move early-stage innovations from concept to reality—all to create jobs and economic impact, attract more equity funding to our region and establish Kansas City as a tech hub.

Jennifer Starcev

Phone: (816) 235-6676

4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110

TGP Investments

TGP Investments is a Kansas City based private equity investment fund formed to make middle-market investments in well-managed, profitable and growing companies.

Eric Graham

Phone: (816) 994-8602

4900 Main St
Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64112

The Black MasterMind Group Charitable Foundation

The Black MasterMind Group Charitable Foundation is designed to create strategies to help the Black entrepreneurial community start, stabilize, sustain and scale businesses. It educates, trains, coaches, mentors, develops and provides funding initiatives

Donnetta Watson

Phone: (913) 306-3685

1121 N 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101

The City of Harrisonville, MO - Community Development Department

The city of Harrisonville, Missouri Community Development Department was originally established in 1988 to enhance Harrisonville’s business climate by bringing jobs and capital investment into the city. In 2001, the department’s focus was broadened to include planning as well as economic development. By combining the department’s functions, the Community Development Department now takes a more comprehensive approach to coordinate the growth and development of Harrisonville.

Jim Clarke

Phone: (816) 380-8973

300 E Pearl St
PO Box 367
Harrisonville, MO 64701

The Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center

The Dwaune Peaslee Technical Training Center, also known as Peaslee Tech, is located in Lawrence, Kansas, and is the largest provider of apprenticeships in Kansas. Additionally, courses may be taken from affiliated colleges at Peaslee Tech onsite.

Kevin Kelley

Phone: (785) 856-1801 Ext: 101

2920 Haskell Avenue
Suite 100
Lawrence, KS 66046

The Freelance Exchange

The Freelance Exchange is Kansas City’s outsource resource. Here, “solopreneurs” from the advertising and marketing industry come together as a community to share best practices, become savvier business owners and expand their networks. FX also serves as a free resource for local ad agencies and businesses to find quality talent easily and quickly.

Michelle Schneider

Phone: (816) 200-0411

Kansas City, MO 64141

The Lab at Indian Creek Library

The Lab at Indian Creek provides a space for the community to explore, create, invent, build and collaborate with others. The lab offers a variety of equipment and tools for customers to use and learn.

Susie Scheiderer

Phone: (913) 971-6834

16100 W 135th St
Olathe, KS 66062

The Porter House KC

The Porter House KC is a inner city based co-working community who provides entrepreneurship access and resources to underserved populations in the Kansas City Metro area. Our mission is to be a bridge for underrepresented individuals that typically don't have access to the entrepreneurial dream.

Miranda Schultz

Phone: (816) 265-1522

1518 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Sewing Labs

The Sewing Labs is a nonprofit community resource center providing classes and jobs training in sewing-related arts in the Kansas City community. The newest program, The Sewing Salon Training Program, provides an unconventional entrepreneurial hub for marginalized and at-risk individuals to develop their sewing businesses.

The Sewing Labs is an inclusive and welcoming community teaching the legacy of sewing for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

Eileen Bobowski

Phone: (816) 379-0682

526 Campbell
Jackson, MO 64106

The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center

The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center is the go-to resource for everything small business in Wyandotte County, Kansas. All services are offered at no cost to local residents and businesses. The Toolbox provides support with planning, registering, funding, operating and growing your business through private one-on-one small business coaching.

Gabe Muñoz

Phone: (816) 309-2063

1303 Central Ave
Kansas City, KS 66102

U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration (Kansas City U.S. Export Assistance Center)

The U.S. Commercial Service - Kansas City provides export and trade-related guidance to businesses in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. businesses export and grow internationally. The U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade. Companies can find assistance locally in more than 100 U.S. Commercial Service offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.

Fernando Bentz

Phone: (816) 683-0033

1000 Walnut St.
Suite 505
Kansas City, MO 64106

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Kansas City District Office

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s mission is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.

Michael Barrera

Phone: (816) 426-4903

1000 Walnut Street
Suite 500
Kansas City, MO 64106

UMKC Entrepreneurship Scholars Program (E-Scholars)

E-Scholars is an early-stage student entrepreneurial ideation and acceleration program designed to support students and community members in building sustainable and scalable ventures. E-Scholars is designed for community members and UMKC undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study who seek to launch a new business.

Alex Matlack

Phone: (816) 235-6070

5108 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110

UMKC TalentLink

UMKC TalentLink provides expert-led professional development and training for those seeking practical career skills and knowledge. TalentLink also works directly with local businesses to upskill employees and develop talent.

Candice Haines

Phone: (816) 235-6261

4747 Troost
Suite 121
Kansas City, MO 64110

Unified Contractors of Kansas City

Assist in providing resources and one-on-one training for identifying opportunity for growth with minorities and women-owned businesses to allow them to be more productive and successful in their respected construction trades.

Anthony Medina

Phone: (816) 924-4441

3200 Wayne Ave
Suite 204
Kansas City, MO 64109

Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS- Economic Development Department

Through traditional and equity-based approaches, the Economic Development Department leads the business expansion, small business development and job creation efforts for the Unified Government.

Jonnathan Salazar

Phone: (913) 748-2274

701 N 7th St
Suite 421
Kansas City, KS 66101


VetBiz is dedicated to helping U.S. veterans and military families achieve their dream of owning a business by transitioning military skills to business success through training, counseling and mentorship.

Mitch Fitzpatrick

Phone: (913) 475-6986


Wakarusa Valley Development

Wakarusa Valley Development partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration to meet the financing needs of growing small businesses throughout the state of Kansas.

Liz Cuevas

Phone: (785) 749-7600

4824 Quail Crest Place
Suite D
Lawrence, KS 66049

Waldo Area Business Association

The Waldo Area Business Association promotes economic development, community growth, business retention and attraction in the Waldo area of Kansas City, Missouri.

Natalie Nelson

Phone: (816) 286-4523

7222 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

Weston Chamber of Commerce

The goal of the Weston, Missouri Chamber of Commerce is to further the economic development for the city of Weston by promoting and assisting the growth and development of business concerns.

Victoria Campbell

Phone: (816) 640-2909

526 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098


The Whiteboard to Boardroom project seeks to commercialize technology through a partnership of education, nonprofit and private sector organizations.

Whiteboard 2 Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and established businesses to technologies available for licensing at institutions of higher education, hospitals and corporations in the bi-state region to stimulate applied research, leverage innovation in the marketplace and accelerate the commercialization of technology.

Christopher Rehkamp

Phone: (816) 235-6429

4747 Troost Ave
Suite 121
Kansas City, MO 64110

Women's Business Center of Kansas City

The Women’s Business Center provides training, mentoring, networking opportunities and business consulting to help women start and grow their businesses.

Judy Bumpus

Phone: (913) 492-5922

6405 Metcalf Ave
Building #3 | Suite 318
Mission, KS 66202

Women's Capital Connection

Women's Capital Connection is a regional network of accredited angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising startup business opportunities in the region.

Kelly Sievers

Phone: (913) 492-5922

4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Building #3 | Suite 318
Mission, KS 66205

Women's Employment Network

The Women's Employment Network is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to assist women in raising their self-esteem and achieving economic independence through sustained employment.

Lynnette Williams

Phone: (816) 595-2395

4328 Madison Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111

Workforce Partnership

Workforce Partnership is committed to building a workforce development system that meets the needs of both job seekers and employers throughout the Kansas City area. We operate a network of career centers in Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties offering professional expertise and funding resources to employers and eligible job seekers.

Roberta Rowland

Phone: (913) 577-5910

8535 Bluejacket St.
Lenexa, KS 66214

World Trade Center - Kansas City

A World Trade Center - Kansas City connects its regional business community to the people, companies, data and government agencies that make up the fabric of global commerce. World Trade Center is the one-stop-shop for companies seeking assistance with their international trade needs, whether importing or exporting. It assists both experienced and beginner companies through all stages of the international trade process.

Melissa Miller

Phone: (816) 374-5469

30 West Pershing Road
Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64108

Wyandotte Economic Development Council

The Wyandotte Economic Development Council is a nonprofit economic development corporation whose mission is to promote and strengthen the county economy through innovative approaches to programs, partnerships, and leadership in industrial, residential, office and retail markets.

Jonnathan Salazar

Phone: (913) 748-2274

727 Minnesota Avenue
Ste 201
Kansas City, KS 66101


YEP (Young Entrepreneurs Program) is a hands-on summer internship program for high school students that focuses on entrepreneurial thinking and development through practical experience. The working experience and exposure each student acquires during their time with YEP makes this an internship program unlike any other.

YEP partners with local high-growth companies in the Kansas City area to offer students opportunities to learn from professionals in a variety of fields, including engineering, marketing, product management, sales, finance and analytics.

Sandy Kemper


Kansas City, MO

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