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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Missouri Angel Investment Groups

About Angel Investors

Angel investments are equity investments and money is invested in exchange for ownership in the company. Of the 500,000 start-ups each year, only 500 receive venture capital investments. The MAJOR source of equity for a new business comes from friends and family.

Ninety percent of the investment outside of friends and family comes from angel investors. Angels tend to invest smaller amounts and tend to invest in younger companies than do Venture Capital firms. Angels also tend to invest close to home and can be difficult to locate.

The desired investment profile for an Angel:

  • A novel (new) or disruptive business concept
  • A realistic business plan
  • Technological superiority
  • Realistic valuation

The Angel Resource Institute provides answers to questions about angel capital for entrepreneurs. Gust provides a listing of many angel groups across the country.  You can also use the Angelsoft site to submit your business plan for review by several of the Missouri angel groups.

NOTE: The following Missouri groups primarily invest in early-stage technology and life sciences startups.

 

Centennial Investors Angel Investor Network

Centennial Investors was created to meet the early capital needs of university and private sector entrepreneurs. The organization helps exciting ideas get to market.

Codefi

Codefi provides startup entrepreneurs and emerging innovative companies with tech-powered, flexible enterprise space, while serving the area with innovative technology education programs and an inspiring community.

GrowMidMo

We help entrepreneurs at all stages of their businesses from startup to succession in mid-Missouri (from Glasgow to Hannibal and from Brookfield to Louisiana).

Innovation Stockyard

The Innovation Stockyard operates the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator on the campus of Missouri Western State University with a focus on economic and workforce development, and animal health and nutrition.

ITEN

Catalyst for Tech Innovation since 2008. ITEN provides programs for the rapid development of scalable tech innovation, engaging experienced entrepreneurs to help others build successful, growing companies.

Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments

Serving Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan counties, working together to help provide the necessary resources to help build strong communities within our region.

Mid-America Angels

Mid-America Angels ("MAA") is a regional network of angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising start-up business opportunities in the Kansas-Missouri Region.

Missouri Innovation Center

Missouri Innovation Center supports the creation of new, high-growth ventures, particularly those with a technology component. This is accomplished by leveraging research and innovation by and with the University of Missouri for the benefit of the region and the State.

Missouri S&T Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED)

The Missouri S&T Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) provides support to S&T faculty, students and researchers to provide IP protection, identify licensees and commercialize university inventions, assisting them to convert their innovative ideas into products, technologies, and services that can benefit society.

Missouri SBDC at Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Nodaway County Economic Development

Nodaway County Economic Development provides services to the businesses and communities of Nodaway County. NCED manages two low interest / no interest revolving loan funds to assist startup businesses with equipment and building improvements.

North Central Missouri Business Facilitation

To facilitate entrepreneurial development in the north central Missouri counties of Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Grundy, and Harrison.

Northland Angel Investor Network (NAIN)

The Northland Angel Investor Network seeks to match financial capital and assistance with qualified start-up and emerging-growth companies of Clay County, Missouri, which is part of Kansas City’s Northland area.

Northwest Missouri Roundtable of Economic Developers

NW Round table is a regional economic development organization. This group was formed to provide support and resources to the Northwest Missouri area.

Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship

The goal of Saint Louis University’s Entrepreneurship Center is to help entrepreneurs combine their business passion with the planning skills taught in a world-class institution, to produce high-performing organizations. Our mission is: to deliver and develop world-class entrepreneurship education for all.

Sling Health

Sling Health is a non-profit healthcare accelerator that provides resources, training, and mentorship to interdisciplinary teams to develop and commercialize solutions to clinical problems discovered by healthcare providers.

St. Joseph Angel Capital Group

The St. Joseph Angel Capital Group, LLC is affliated with Mid-America Angels and consist of local investors. The angel funding group considers investments in early stage companies located in the region.

St. Louis Arch Angels

The mission of the St. Louis Arch Angels is to provide opportunities for our members to obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in early-stage companies with high growth potential in the St. Louis Region and accelerating them to market leadership.

The LearningForce

The LearningForce offers a diverse schedule of noncredit continuing education courses for personal enrichment, professional development and workforce training solutions for business, industry and the individual.

University of Missouri-Columbia - College of Business - Allen Angel Capital Education Program

AACE invests real dollars in startup businesses. No affiliation with the University is needed. Our average investment is $50,000

University of Missouri–St. Louis - Technology Commercialization & Economic Development

The UMSL Technology Transfer Office helps faculty, staff and students commercialize their research discoveries and creative works through licensing to established companies or new ventures and guiding UMSL entrepreneurs in creating new ventures.

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