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

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - St. Louis strengthens Hispanic enterprise and small and minority business integration to promote a sustainable socioeconomic development and a better quality of life in the St. Louis region.


COVID-19 Update: The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-St. Louis has provided translated coronavirus materials. Additionally, the Facebook page STLJuntos offers translated government documents and videos. People can also submit questions by message. 

The Hispanic Chamber strives to support and promote Hispanic small businesses.

In 2009, the organization took a major step to solidifying its role as the premier Hispanic organization in the St. Louis region when it opened a Technology & Resource Center, now called the Centene Technology Center, in the City of St. Louis. The endeavor was made possible through an appropriation from the federal government obtained by Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond. The computers at the Technology Center were purchased with an Accelerator Grant provided by AT&T. The software for the computers was donated by the Microsoft Corporation.

The charitable arm of the Hispanic Chamber, the HCC STL Foundation, focuses on youth, workforce development, and education.

Major events each year include the Job Fair in February, the Adelante Awards Gala in April, the Hispanic Working Women event in August, and the HCC Foundation Golf Tournament in September. In addition to these events, the Hispanic Chamber plans and executes dozens of pop-up events throughout the year. These events are all developed with input from our members about what kind of services, tools and networking opportunities they need.

Through all of these efforts, the Hispanic Chamber attempts to strengthen Hispanic enterprise and small and minority business integration to promote a sustainable socioeconomic development and a better quality of life in the St. Louis region. The Hispanic Chamber serves as facilitator in strengthening Hispanic enterprise, it anticipates new challenges and opportunities, encourages innovation, and promotes the development of the Hispanic entrepreneurial sector. 

Membership in the Hispanic Chamber is voluntary for all business owners and professionals. The Hispanic Chamber is open to those that share its goals of fostering progress to all sectors of the economy, and particularly to the Hispanic business community, for a better and stronger St. Louis region.



Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review

Economic and Site Development

  • Tax Credits

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance


  • Demographics/Census Data


  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • International Trade

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues
Primary ContactMaria De Gregorio
Address3611 south grand blvd.
Suite 105
St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone(314) 664-4432