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

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation-College of Business-University of Missouri-Columbia

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the University of Missouri - Columbia serves the Mizzou community -- students, faculty, and staff -- who are interested in entrepreneurship including starting new ventures as well as acting entrepreneurially in existing organizations.

About

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the University of Missouri - Columbia serves the Mizzou community -- students, faculty, and staff -- who are interested in entrepreneurship including starting new ventures as well as acting entrepreneurially in existing organizations.  We also sponsor research on entrepreneurship aimed at increasing the success of future entrepreneurs. 

Services

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Starting a Business

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

Training

  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactSara Cochran
Address403 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone(573) 882-1667