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.
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Ready for Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Countries across six continents are coming together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big. To turn their ideas into reality. To make their mark.

From November 14-20, 2016, Global Entrepreneurship Week will connect young people here in Missouri and around the globe through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, nonprofit leaders, government officials and many others will participate in a range of activities, from online to face-to-face, and from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings.

Through this initiative, the next generation of entrepreneurs will be inspired and can emerge.

In doing so, they will begin to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities.

Global Entrepreneurship Week will seek to:

Introduce the notion of enterprising behavior to people who otherwise might not have considered it as a path in their life

Network with people across national boundaries in a global effort to find new ideas at the intersection of cultures and disciplines

Enlist active and inspirational entrepreneurs to coach and mentor the next generation of enterprise talent as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams

To inform opinion leaders and policy makers that entrepreneurship is central to our local and national economic health and culture and to provide different nations with the opportunity to learn from each other on entrepreneurial policy and practice.

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