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
Check Out This Startup Funding Opportunity for Missouri Entrepreneurs
By Lauren Caldwell
October 29, 2018

Check Out This Startup Funding Opportunity for Missouri Entrepreneurs

Check Out This Startup Funding Opportunity for Missouri Entrepreneurs

Calling all tech entrepreneurs and startups: You don’t want to miss this funding opportunity.

Missouri Technology Corporation is accepting applications for Missouri TechLaunch and the Seed Capital Co-Investment Program.

But you’ll have to act fast. The deadline to submit proposals for consideration is Nov. 5, 2018. So sharpen those ideas and get to writing your proposals.

Just a few more details before you jump into things:

Missouri TechLaunch

Here’s the nitty-gritty:

The Missouri TechLaunch program aims to help high-tech entrepreneurs overcome the financing challenges of launching new startups that leverage discoveries and talent at Missouri’s world-class public and private universities and other research organizations.

This pre-seed funding goes to entrepreneurial startups for intellectual property development and evaluation, including things like in-depth analysis of market potential, conducting competitive analysis, establishing proof of concept of a scientific discovery, prototype design and development and related activities.

This fund is for high-tech startups focused on one of these clusters: animal health, plant science, biomedical science, applied engineering, or defense and homeland security.

Funding available: Chosen applicants could receive up to $100,000 in funding. Read the fine print here.

Seed Capital Co-Investment Fund

Here’s the skinny:

The Seed Capital Co-Investment Fund aims to speed up private investment in Missouri-based startups and to boost the overall impact of investments.

This fund is for high-tech startups focused on one of these areas: animal health, plant science, biomedical science, applied engineering, or defense and homeland security.

Funding available: Chosen applicants could receive up to $100,000 in funding. Read the fine print here.

Get Your Personal Action Plan

Ready to get your thing started? Tell us about yourself, your business and your challenge and we'll develop your Personal Action Plan, your customized checklist of what to do and who to meet to move your business forward. Get your personal action plan

How can we help you?

Our team helps grow entrepreneurship in Missouri every day.

Connect with us!

Get insights, inspiration and events to help you start, grow and accelerate MO businesses.

Subscribe