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

Summary of Missouri Loan Programs

Loan Program  Agency  Maximum Funding  Eligible Businesses  Eligible Locations  Key Program Benefits 
Action Fund MO DED  Lower of $750,000, 40% of project or $40,000 per new/retained job Primary  Non-Metro  Up to 2-year dererral; Subordinate collateral
Small Business MO DED $25,000 Primary Any Up to 100% financing; lower rate
Grow Missouri MO DED Lower of $3 million, 10% of project or $75,000 per new/retained job Primary Any Up to 3-year deferral; lower rate; longer term
SBA 504 Loan US SBA (via local certified development companies) Lower of $1.5 million, 40% of project or $40,000 per job Most Any Subordinate collateral; longer term; fixed rate
SBA 7a Guarantee US SBA (via local banks) $2 million loan guaranteed 75% Most Any More flexibility; lower rate; longer term
USDA Guarantee US Dept. of Ag. (via local banks) $10 million guaranteed 75% Most Rural More flexibility; longer term
High Technology MTC Lower of $3 million or 50% of project  Primary; later stage growth companies Any Up to 50% of project; lower rate

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