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

Advantage Capital Partners

Advantage Capital Partners strives to invest in small businesses and grow local economies. Through a combination of public-private partnerships, Advantage Capital provides access to flexible capital to facilitate growth for businesses.


We want your business to have access to the capital it needs.

At Advantage Capital, we’re looking for businesses that are ready for growth. We’re also looking for managers and owners who are passionate and have vision for their businesses. If you’re a leader with a desire for success, we want to help you.

Businesses often struggle to grow because of “how things have always been done." That's why we're changing the financing models that have prevailed for decades. Through a combination of public-private partnerships, we provide access to flexible capital to facilitate growth for your business.

How We Invest:

- Equity

- Debt

- Government-Guaranteed Lending

- Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners

- Affordable Housing Equity and State Tax Credits


Economic and Site Development

  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Tax Credits
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactBenjamin Warning
Address190 Carondelet Plaza
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Phone(314) 725-0800