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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UMSL DEI Accelerator: Announcement of Winning Teams

Wednesday, December 9 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am • Organized By STL Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Accelerator - UMSL Accelerate
Online Event


The UMSL Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Accelerator is a first-of-its kind program that puts underrepresented entrepreneurs at the center of a purpose-driven, university-led accelerator that begins with a non-dilutive $50,000 capital injection, followed by instruction and mentorship.

We received 437 applications to participate in this program. 16 teams were selected as finalists. Tune in to this announcement, which will be live-streamed on the UMSL Accelerate Facebook page, to find out which 6 teams will be selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the UMSL DEI Accelerator.

Tune in to our LIVE Q&A immediately following the announcement! Meet the founders, hear about their winning businesses, and share your well wishes and words of encouragement in the comments.