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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Next Stop on the MOSourceLink Resource Rail? Your inbox.

Check your email inbox for your ticket to download the MOSourceLink Resource Rail.

And just know if you ever need a little more personalized help, we got you. Call us at 866-870-6500, email us or holler at us here, and we'll craft your customized Personal Action Plan (for free) that'll connect you with the help your business needs to clear your current challenge or reach your next milestone.

More connections to Missouri entrepreneurship . . .

We get that. DIY your next steps by visiting these next pages for resources, help and tips. (And if you get stuck, just call us. We have real people who answer real phones.)

  • The Resource Navigator: So, this is VERY cool. You enter your zip code, your industry and your specific need and The Resource Navigator smart database culls a customized list of relevant resources from Missouri's 500+ entrepreneurial resources. Keep filtering for a more targeted go-to list of experts. 

  • MOSourceLink Business Calendar: Business-building organizations across Missouri post their networking events and workshops here. Find out what's happening in Missouri or in community around entrepreneurship and small business. 

  • Guide to Starting a Business in Missouri: From Evaluating Your Business Idea to Registering Your Business, we've outlined all the steps to opening a business in Missouri in this nine-chapter guide. Dig in!

  • Guide to Funding a Business in Missouri: Looking for how to fund or finance your Missouri business? This guide gives you the scoop on free government grants (sorry) and where to find Missouri's angels and venture capitalists.

  • Missouri Entrepreneurship News: Our blog, published several times a week, gives you the scoop on what's happening in Missouri entrepreneurship. Filter by funding, legal issues, business planning and more to find just-in-time tips.

  • Entrepreneurs in Action: Show me Missouri entrepreneurship! This feature in our blog highlights Missouri's entrepreneurs. #ShowMOEship

  • Awards and Competitions: Check this list regularly for prominent awards and competitions that are currently taking nominations.

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