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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Behind the Scenes of Customer Discovery: First Person Accounts on the Importance, Impact, & Challenges of Early Stage Startups

Thursday, May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Organized By Venture Cafe St. Louis
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On the 2nd week of each month, ITEN shares lessons learned from experienced founders to help you avoid common pitfalls for successful growth.



Getting early validation that your startup is solving the right problem for the right customer is critical to building a solid foundation and not wasting precious money, energy & time. But the process can be challenging and the path is rarely straight. Startups completing ITEN’s new Eureka Experience: Validation program will each share the details of their 3-month customer discovery journey, what they learned, and how it will inform their path forward. Come learn, be inspired, and see how you can help.

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