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

Centennial Investors Angel Investor Network

Centennial Investors was created to meet the early capital needs of university and private sector entrepreneurs. The organization helps exciting ideas get to market.

About

Centennial Investors was created to meet the early capital needs of university and private sector entrepreneurs. The organization assists with bringing to market exciting ideas generated in university labs and private businesses.

Before applying and committing your $100 fee, please be aware that Centennial Investors’ members prefer investing in technology-based start-up and early stage companies. The Centennial Investors’ Screening Committee uses the following criteria in determining which deals should be screened for possible presentation to the membership:

  1. Preference is given to firms located in Mid-Missouri.
  2. Firms in out-state Missouri* will be considered, particularly if other Missouri investors are involved.
  3. Deals with no Missouri connection will be considered only if the investment is an exceptional opportunity and there is a mechanism available to conveniently monitor company activity and performance.
  4. Centennial Investors’ members prefer investing in deals needing $250,000 to $500,000 in equity capital. Deals requiring larger amounts will be considered if the company has a plan for obtaining capital beyond the amount Centennial Investors’ members are willing to commit.
  5. We favor ventures with high growth potential ($20 million or more in revenue by five years).

If you are unclear whether your venture is eligible for consideration by Centennial Investors after you have read our selection criteria, you may send your plan to help@centennialinvestors.com or call 573 884 0487 to discuss before applying for funding and paying the application fee.

Note: We do not review business plans unless an application has been submitted to us via Angelsoft. If you apply and pay the application fee, your plan will be reviewed and you will receive feedback.

Services

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
Primary ContactNelson Muller
Addresss1601 S. Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65211