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
View Other Classes & Events

Boost Your Business with WBE Certification

Wednesday, January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Online Event


If your business is at least 51% owned, controlled and managed by women, you need to consider a WBE Certification to help your business grow!

What you’ll discover:
-What is WBE Certification
-Why corporations look for WBE Certification
-What can Certification do for your business
-How do you gain Certification

Key Take Away’s
-Does your business qualify for national -WBE certification
-Next steps on how to apply for certification
-Understanding the benefits of the certification
-Decipher federal, state, local & corporate certifications

Although not a guarantee of business, the WBE Certification has been proven to provide a competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts. National in scope and issued by a third-party agency Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the WBE Certification is recognized by over a thousand major corporations and government agencies in the U.S.

Are you interested in doing business with Washington University in St. Louis or the University of Missouri Procurement system (which includes Mizzou, UMSL, Missouri S&T, UMKC, and MU Health)? If you answered YES! Then register to attend this event to hear directly from them AND register in their supplier portals TODAY to be in their database of potential suppliers for upcoming opportunities.

Washington University in St. Louis Supplier Diversity – Supplier Registration Portal

University of Missouri System Bidder and Supplier Registration Information

WBDC in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis and University of Missouri.