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

Ascension Health Ventures

Ascension Ventures is a strategic healthcare venture fund with more than $800 million in capital under management. Our limited partners are some of the most respected, values-driven nonprofit healthcare systems in the US.

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Ascension Ventures is a strategic healthcare venture fund with more than $800 million in capital under management. Our limited partners are some of the most respected, values-driven nonprofit healthcare systems in the US. As a strategic investor, Ascension Ventures adds value by sharing its portfolio companies' solutions across its limited partner base. The work we do at Ascension Ventures generates returns to our limited partners that help support their missions to provide care to the poor and vulnerable. Our thirteen limited partners represent:

  • 474 acute care hospitals and numerous other healthcare related facilities
  • Coverage in 40 states and the District of Columbia
  • Approximately $88 billion in combined annual operating revenue
  • 578,000 associates

Services

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
Primary ContactMatt Herman
Address101 South Hanley Road
Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO 63105