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

Capital Innovators

Capital Innovators provides innovation consulting, entrepreneurial-based programs, and acts as a liaison between corporations and startups. It manages venture funds focused on technology, consumer products, and energy technology and sources the most cutting-edge startups from around the globe for investment and assists in scaling its companies to success. Capital Innovators has also created a world-class Accelerator program that has been ranked as one of the top Accelerators for the last 5 years. Capital Innovators has invested in over 120 companies, which have gone on to raise over $330MM in follow-on funding and have created over 1,100 jobs.


Capital Innovators is the innovation engine for startups, corporations, and universities. Through our nationally recognized seed program, Capital Innovators has been ranked as a top 10 accelerator for the last four consecutive years and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, CB Insights, Inc., and TechCrunch, among others.

Capital Innovators provides tech startups with the funding, resources and connections they need to reach the next level. The Capital Innovators Accelerator Program provides $50,000 in seed funding, project-based mentorship from a seasoned pool of knowledgeable entrepreneurs, stellar perks, networking and follow-on funding opportunities over the course of 12 weeks. The program accepts approximately 6 startups in the Spring and Fall of each year. In addition to the core accelerator program, Capital Innovators has created a new model for innovation by bringing together corporations, universities, and startups for our corporate program.

For more information about Capital Innovators, please visit


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

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

  • Accelerators
  • Coworking Space


  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactHenry Chi
Address2315 Locust Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Phone(314) 669-5832