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.

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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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Meet with a Mentor: Brian Rapier

Thursday, May 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am • Organized By efactory
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The efactory and Missouri Small Business Development Center at MSU Mentorship Program gives startup founders and small business owners access to experienced owners and business leaders. These experts understand the risks and rewards of starting a business. Mentors provide honest and practical feedback based on personal experience, not just business theory.

Mentorship meetings are free and open to everyone.


Brian has invested nearly 15 years helping business leaders execute their ideas. He is currently a Sr. Engagement Manager with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this position, Brian builds and leads high performing teams to deliver business outcomes for Fortune 1000 companies.  

Throughout his consultant experience, Brian has served as a national account client lead, and led multiple complex strategic initiatives that traverse business and technology organizations.  

Brian previously served on the board of Springfield Public Schools GOCAPS program, and as a classroom volunteer with Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis, Inc. He also owns and manages a land investing business that buys and sells rural land across multiple states.  

Outside of work, Brian enjoys serving in his local church, spending time with family and friends, golfing, and the outdoors.  

Rachel Anderson
(417) 837-2600
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