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 Enterprise - Kansas City and Northwest Missouri

At Missouri Enterprise, we have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to cutting-edge knowledge in manufacturing. Our certified experts provide a variety of solutions to help your company compete, including workforce development strategies, technology, lean principles, exporting, quality (ISO), food safety and more. As the Show-Me State’s dedicated manufacturing expert, Missouri Enterprise is your partner to strengthen and grow your manufacturing company. Missouri Enterprise has experts located throughout Missouri, dedicated to helping primarily small and medium size manufacturers succeed.



Missouri Enterprise professionals are able to meet with businesses virtually. Additionally, the website is regularly updated with information manufacturing businesses need related to workforce, wellness, supply chain, etc.  

Join Missouri Enterprise's Covid-19 Manufacturing Network, offering an opportunity for manufactuers to connect with one another to meet the medical supply chain gap. 


As a NIST MEP approved center, Missouri Enterprise is the official representative of the MEP National Network in the Show-Me State. Missouri Enterprise encourages the strength and growth of Missouri manufacturers through coaching, training, and consulting.

Our onsite support and technical assistance works to boost the competitiveness of Missouri manufacturers. The experienced engineers and business professionals at Missouri Enterprise have skills in manufacturing, management, process improvements, personnel and workforce development, and technology acceleration and work closely with manufacturers to provide company assessments and customized solutions including hands-on facilitation and implementation. Missouri is home to one of the most diverse manufacturing sectors in the nation, requiring our experts to possess equally diverse knowledge and skills.  Whatever the need —we have the expertise that you need. 


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • High Tech Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Price History

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development


  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactR. Curtis Mullen
Address2301 Burlington St.Suite 210
Suite 210
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone(816) 719-0929