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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

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.

David Reed

Phone: (816) 800-0922

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

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

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


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). Due to state-specific funding for the Capital Access Center, we are only able to work with Kansas businesses.

Vincent Haworth

Phone: (913) 710-3864

12345 College Boulevard
240 Regnier Center
Overland Park, KS 66210

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 64114

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 Inejduk

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


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

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.

Candice Abercrombie

Phone: (913) 967-1235

14425 College Blvd.
Ste. 120
Lenexa, KS 66215

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

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

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

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

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.

J McClintock

Phone: (816) 883-2503

5 Victory Lane
Suite 103
Liberty, MO 64068

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-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

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 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

Jen Spilker

Phone: (816) 235-6063

4747 Troost
Suite 103
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.

Brett Mathews

Phone: (913) 955-2522

Leawood, KS 66206

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


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

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

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

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

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 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 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.

Robyn Kerkaert

Phone: (816) 888-3051

526 Campbell
Kansas City, 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

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

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


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


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

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