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

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Women's Business Center

Business development program with a focus on training and counseling for entrepreneurs to start and expand their business.


COVID-19 support:

The WBC is offering virtual assistance to help companies navigate options for weathering this outbreak. WBC can provide you with free counseling by phone and email and will also be sending out e-mails and posting updates on our website with business resources and your options for accessing needed capital.


The Women’s Business Center provides programs for women entrepreneurs from the aspiring stage who have an idea for a business to accomplished woman business owner with high revenues & a large staff. We have educational opportunities such as Kauffman Foundation Fast Trac programs; peer-to peer mentoring round tables,networking events, funding opportunities through the microloan program and the women's capital connection  as well as pairing experts in the fields of finance, marketing & sales with women business owners needing guidance in these areas. One-on-one consulting is also available to address client’s specific needs & challenges. 


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Obtaining Government Funding


  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • One-on-One Counseling

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning

Regulatory Compliance

  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactBeverly Ziegler
Address1408 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63113
Phone(314) 584-6700