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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.

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UMKC Innovation Center

Center for Emerging Technologies

The Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) provides specialized facilities and business, technology and financing services to early-stage medical (diagnostics, therapies, instrument and devices) and other advanced technology companies.

About

The Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) has 92,000 SF of incubator/accelerator facilities that includes wet labs and other specialized spaces as well as share business and research facilities and equipment. CET has demonstrated success in creating and developing biomedical (biotech, medical instruments and devices) and other advanced technology companies from inception to high growth stage, with the first IPO in 2004. Tenant companies have attracted $875 million in capital to the region, with an economic impact of $1.2 billion. CET was recognized by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) as one of the top ten incubators in the country and received an award for Excellence in Tech-led Economic Development from EDA. CET staff assists companies with business and technology development as well as attraction of capital. Extensive education and training sessions are presented on the premises focused on issues pertinent to life science entrepreneurs.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Legal Services

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing/Sales

  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization

Training

  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactRikki Henry
Addresss20 South Sarah Street
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Phone(314) 615-6900
Fax(314) 615-6901