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

Downtown Council of Kansas City

The Downtown Council is your one-stop resource for opening a business in Downtown Kansas City providing research and development and ombudsman services.


The DTC is a private non-profit membership organization firmly committed to creating a vibrant, diverse and economically sustainable Downtown for our entire metropolitan area. We are engaged in economic development initiatives ranging from recruiting and retaining businesses, continuing the residential renaissance, installing infrastructure and streetscape, and advocating for an improved investment environment Downtown. We are an outcome-based organization providing you substantial return on your investment. The DTC, with our 280 members, is the primary private-sector advocate of Downtown Kansas City.


Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

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

  • Retail Space
  • Site Location

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
Primary ContactTommy Wilson
Address1000 Walnut
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone(816) 421-1539