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.

 

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Scale

Scale is an incubator with the characteristics of a high-growth accelerator fund that is introducing Founder-First Incubation. At Scale, we invest capital and time into the founder first and then build category-defining companies.

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.

Women's Capital Connection

Women's Capital Connection (WCC) is a regional network of accredited angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising start-up business opportunities in the region.

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