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

24:1 Small Business Network by Beyond Housing

A new business network for local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in North St Louis County, also known as the 24:1 community. Growing Business, Growing Connections.


The 24:1 Small Business Network supports entrepreneurs and small businesses in the 24:1 Community by connecting them to available resources and holding business networking events. The networking events will be fun and informative including breakout sessions on a variety of business topics, food from local businesses, and entertainment. 

While everyone is welcome to attend the 24:1 Small Business Network events, services are catered to the people who live, work and have ties to the 24:1 Community, defined by the Normandy School District. 


Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues
Primary ContactTabatha Kittrell
Phone(314) 533-0600