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

Grace Hill Women's Business Center

Business development program with a focus on training and counseling for entrepreneurs to start and expand their business.


Help women start a new business or expand an existing business. Services include: business development courses; one-on-one business counseling; loan packaging and more. A public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development


  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning

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

  • Office Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits


  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactAngenita Mabins
Address6722 Page Avenue
Pagedale, MO 63133
Phone(314) 584-6700
Fax(314) 584-6850