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


Our programs and venture capital arm invests in early stage founders to create, grow and scale companies that are tackling the worlds most urgent problems.


1) Start-Startup Program: This is a 6 week mentorship program for founders in the creation phase. Utilizing the wide network of MultiPass, each participant is paired with a mentor to help them assess the participant's progress and what is needed to move their startup to the next stage. 


2) Grow-Medela Venture Studio: A wellness based venture studio that incubates entrepreneurs building impactful companies that will scale globally. 


3) Scale-MultiPass Ventures: Investing in revenue producing companies who are ready for scale. We invest in US based revenue producing early stage companies who are raising seed rounds of $1.5-$2M, with strong diverse teams and creating hyper growth products that align with the following categories: health & well-being, affordable & clean energy, sustainable cities & communities, industry, innovation & infrastructure, and zero hunger. 


Business Planning

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


  • Formal Mentoring Programs

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

  • Accelerators
  • Incubator Space

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business


  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactChristian Johnson
AddressSaint Louis, MO 63104