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

Bloch Venture Hub

3 Levels with 3 purposes - an ideation lab to help entrepreneurs refine, and plan startups; an incubator to launch and aid new ventures with mentoring, education, and other critical resources; and an accelerator to scale and grow young businesses.

About

Located just north of the Country Club Plaza, the Bloch Venture Hub is powered by the resources of Country Club Bank and the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC’s Henry W. Bloch School of Management. 

The facility’s unique three-story layout offers entrepreneurs a place to meet with mentors, attend educational programming, access start-up resources and engage with peers and industry experts.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

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

  • Accelerators
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking Space
  • Incubator Space

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactBen Gruber
Addresss4328 Madison Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone(816) 682-0379