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

Missouri Enterprise - Southwest Missouri and Metropolitan Springfield

Missouri Enterprise manages the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)program in Missouri and provides business and technical services to help small and medium size business (primarily but not exclusively manufacturers) succeed.

About

Missouri Enterprise manages the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)program in Missouri and provides business and technical services to help small and medium size business (primarily but not exclusively manufacturers) succeed. Missouri Enterprise is an organization of entrepreneurial manufacturing and business professionals dedicated to helping businesses succeed. Working out of five offices around the state, the staff provide: - access to new technologies - a variety of training programs - hands-on implementation assistance with process improvements and innovative growth strategies As a result, clients realize significant increases in customer satisfaction, sales, quality and profitability along with material and labor savings.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Import and Export Assistance

  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • High Tech Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing/Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Operations and Logistics

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactGary Harrell
Phone(800) 956-2682