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

Entrepreneur Quest - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Entrepreneur Quest is a UM System-wide program designed to accelerate student ventures.


Entrepreneur Quest is a system-wide program with the goal of accelerating student ventures. Each UM System university hosts workshops to prepare students for a competition through which 10 student teams advance to a free 8-week training program. At the conclusion of the 8-week program, each university hosts a competition where students can pitch for $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000 prizes. The three prize winners from each university are then invited to the UM System competition to compete for another $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000 in prize money.


Location Exclusions: Program is only open to students enrolled at one of the four University of Missouri system universities. 



Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business


  • One-on-One Counseling

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactBonnie Bachman
AddressRolla, MO 65409