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

Michael Carmona, MOSourceLink

Michael Carmona, Network Builder

As the face of MOSourceLink, Michael is a champion of Missouri’s successful entrepreneurial network. He uses his skills in collaboration, organization and connecting people to bolster resources and build networks.

Having spent more than a decade working with small businesses, Michael has deep experience working with underserved communities. He leverages civic engagement, relationship building and community partnerships to advance entrepreneurship across the state and further develop Missouri to be the state for innovation between the coasts.

Man with a (business) plan; the go-to person for MO entrepreneurship (and a good music playlist)

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

Maria Meyers, Executive Director

Maria Meyers, Executive Director

Maria Meyers is an entrepreneur in her own right, building SourceLink and KCSourceLink from the ground up. Maria shares her expertise with other communities through speaking engagements, journal articles and blog posts.

Maria has a unique ability to encourage and enable collaboration, leading from behind and ensuring that everyone around her has tools for success. Throughout her career she has pulled off the seemingly impossible, such as turning an abandoned train station into a metro hub, commercializing technology out of a university and into the nonprofit sector and rallying a community around gaps in capital for entrepreneurs.

Thought leader in building entrepreneurial communities; inspirational and wicked smart.

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