UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center

Missouri Entrepreneurship News

Follow our tips to start or grow your business in Missouri as well as our Entrepreneur in Action series,
stories about Missouri entrepreneurs and how they grew their businesses. 

A group of entrepreneurs after the Ozarks Small Business Incubator pitch competition in the Ozarks, Missouri
A woman sitting in a entrepreneur and business incubator in rural Missouri
A male entrepreneur outside Missouri's Small Business Development Center
A woman standing with yarn, presenting on Northeast Missouri Business Resources in Kirksville
A welcome sign ushering in the new business accelerator for rural Missouri entrepreneurs
Business Events and Networking in Missouri
SBIR Road Tour for Innovation Grants
Mary Kay O'Connor of PatientsVoices
Crowd of People at Business Event
Arms Bonding