Making KC America's
Most Entrepreneurial City


We Create KC  and We Create Capital are projects of the KCSourceLink network


In 2011, the Kansas City community embarked on journey to become America’s most entrepreneurial city. Three of the areas identified as key drivers toward that goal were:

- developing a pipeline of innovations from local universities and corporations
- growing the entrepreneurship talent base
- telling the story of entrepreneurs


KCSourceLink tracks the innovation pipeline through the projects identified in the Whiteboard2Boardroom program. W2B provides a very early look at the kinds of innovations on their way toward commercialization in the Kansas City metro area. (For more information about W2B, go to whiteboard2boardroom.com.)

Innovation Pipeline - Projects

Innovation Pipeline: Whiteboard2Boardroom Regional Partners


KCSourceLink also tracks the entrepreneurial talent pool by looking at job postings and hires in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This data is pulled annually by the Mid-America Regional Council.

STEM Job Postings and Hires
Kansas City is rapidly becoming known nationally as a hot bed of entrepreneurial activity as risk takers are finding Kansas City a welcoming and supportive community. Kansas City is building America's strongest and most comprehensive entrepreneurial ecosystem.

—Peter J. Desilva, President And COO UMB Financial Corporation.