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

Codefi

Codefi provides startup entrepreneurs and emerging innovative companies with tech-powered, flexible enterprise space, while serving the area with innovative technology education programs and an inspiring community.

About

Codefi provides startup entrepreneurs and emerging innovative companies with tech-powered, flexible enterprise space, while serving the area with innovative technology education programs and an inspiring community.  

Codefi opened its doors in the historic Federal Building in November, 2014, as the area’s first co-working space and technology incubator with a larger vision for economic growth: to be a catalyst to increase the formation and growth of technology-based companies in our region. We moved to the historic Marquette Tower in Fall 2016 as the anchor of the Marquette Tech District.

If anything brought us together, it was our dissatisfaction of the status quo. The “security” and “truths” that were promised from ivory towers and institutions (in what ever form that may have been) - yeah, we knew we could do better. Way better. But we also wanted to remove silos, break down barriers, and build a foundation - for a community of people who felt the same. Not just defying the rules; re-writing them. Together. Co-defying.

We believe in:
Collaboration over competition
Community over agenda
Doing over saying
Innovators over institutions

Services

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Industry Specific Research/Expertise

Marketing/Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

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

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

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development

Training

  • Business Management Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary ContactStacy Lane
Addresss338 Broadway
Suite 600
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone(573) 335-9675