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

3x5 Partners

3x5 Partners is a growth-oriented life science and natural resources venture capital firm. We provide our investors with wealth-creating private equity opportunities.


3x5 invests in and builds companies pioneering innovative solutions in the life science and natural resource sectors. We identify companies that reduce and evolve the consumption of the planet’s limited resources, including energy, food, waste, water, and other natural resources. We seek opportunities in the life-science sector to improve patient outcomes by developing innovations in biopharma and medical devices. We believe that these solution leaders will become some of the most valuable companies of the future.


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
Primary ContactRachael Ager
Address2540 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212