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

Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI)

The Ozarks Small Business Incubator aims to help talented local entrepreneurs gain business skills, build relationships, get funded and grow successful businesses, creating a community of support for small business owners in the Ozarks.


Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurship by providing a broad spectrum of business support services and resources in a multi-tenant facility. The incubator's support services and resources are designed to guide entrepreneurs through the initial stages of business planning and development to the final execution of their plan.

Through every stage OzSBI provides entrepreneurs with on-going support tailored to their needs. The incubator connects entrepreneurs to qualified community, state, and federal resources and provide hands-on professional and business training.

OzSBI maximizes entrepreneurs' success by helping them navigate resources, strengthen knowledge, improve skills, form strategic alliances, and secure proper capitalization.

OzSBI provides support services for start-up entrepreneurs as well as those with long-established businesses. The incubator focuses specifically on businesses located in Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright Counties. 

The incubator has coworking space, small and large office spaces, as well as access to meeting rooms and a board room. OzSBI also has access to retail space for businesses that need to expand in that area.

If you are interested in becoming an OzSBI client, visit here



Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers


  • One-on-One Counseling

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary ContactBrittany Simers
Address408 Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 1194
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone(417) 256-9724