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

A Four-Part Guide

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Reports

Download these reports to see how the MOSourceLink Network is helping make Missouri the state for innovation between the coasts.  

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Part One

Map your journey on the Resource Rail.

Read Part One

Image of Entrepreneurs for the Show Me Jobs Report

Part Two

See the economic impact of Missouri startups.

Show Me Jobs reports on the number of jobs created by companies with fewer than 20 employees.

Read Part Two

Show Me Capital, Report on Early-Stage Funding and Investors

Part Three

Improve access to early-stage capital and funding.

Show Me Capital  highlight the gaps and maps a community action plan to improve access to capital for Missouri's early-stage startups and businesses.

Read Part Three

Impact of Missouri Technology Corporation, Link to 2019 Report

Part Four

Track the impact of the Missouri Technology Corporation

The study addresses two key questions. Does public funding of private entrepreneurial startups generate uniquely positive economic outcomes? Would those same startups that received public funding have performed similarly without it?

Read Part Four