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

Network for Strong Communities (NSC)

NSC's team of professionals uses solid business practices and deep industry knowledge to solve our clients' most complex organizational challenges and help them increase their capacity for creating positive community change.


NSC is the industry leader for affordable and innovative capacity building, programs and services and resources that strengthen Missouri and Southern Illinois nonprofits. NSC (Network for Strong Communities) provides training, leadership development and consultative services for nonprofits in Missouri and Southern Illinois. 

Looking for a cost-effective way to boost your knowledge and improve organizational performance...all while networking with your peers? You've come to the right place! NSC partners with industry leaders to provide innovative programming targeted to the specific needs of nonprofits. 


Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services
Primary ContactStaff Representative
Address8764 Manchester Road
Suite 203
Saint Louis, MO 63144
Phone(314) 961-7600