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

MOSourceLink Staff

Alexces Bartley, Network Builder for MOSourceLink

Alexces Bartley, Network Builder

At the core, Alexces Bartley is a connector. Whether she’s helping entrepreneurs in Missouri find the right resource or helping organize community volunteers, she has an undeniable knack of identifying needs and championing the right collaborations and connections to address them.

On any given day, you’ll find Alexces meeting with Resource Partners and entrepreneurs somewhere in Missouri, discovering new resources for entrepreneurs and researching new ways to strengthen and sustain Missouri’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Champion of Missouri business, go-to resource for Missouri entrepreneurship

Caitlin Jones, MOSourceLink

Caitlin Jones, Network Navigator

Caitlin is a relationship builder working to make sure all voices are heard. By helping entrepreneurs get the right resource at the right time and engaging community organizations in the process, she is able to make sure that their needs are addressed.

Throughout the week, you will find her writing up personal action plans and meeting with Resource Partners and entrepreneurs throughout Missouri. She brings with her empathy and determination to find resources for businesses that are just starting out or are ready to scale.    

Social Enterprise dynamo, building bridges with meaningful and lasting impact
Kate Pope Hodel, Special Projects at MOSourceLink

Kate Pope Hodel, Special Projects

Kate Hodel has worked in entrepreneurship for nearly 25 years. A facilitator and project manager, Kate is the pinch hitter for the SourceLink team, working with clients, managing special projects and developing new products.

Kate brings order out of chaos, developing processes to simplify processes and drive completion. If there is a gap, Kate will find it and figure out how to fill it.

Project ninja; works with many projects and clients with detail and ease

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