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

AgrAbility

The Missouri AgrAbility Project links the Cooperative Extension Services at Lincoln University and University of Missouri with nonprofit disability service organizations to provide practical education and direct assistance that promotes rural independence.

About

The AgrAbility Project assists people involved in production agriculture who operate and/or work on small and large agricultural operations.

The Missouri AgrAbility Project does not provide direct funding or equipment. However, the project works with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehab Services for the Blind, and other third party funding sources to help customers potentially obtain needed assistive technologies, adapted devices or modifications.

For the AgrAbility program, a person with a disability is defined as an individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as work, daily living and education. The types of disability may include but is not limited to amputation, arthritis, back injury, blindness or vision impairment, cerebral palsy, chronic pain, cognitive impairment, deafness or hearing impairment, diabetes, heart conditions, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, respiratory diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other disabling conditions.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Industry Specific Research/Expertise

Marketing/Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary ContactContact Person
Phone(800) 995-8503