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 (OzSBI) helps local entrepreneurs gain business skills, build relationships, get funded and grow successful businesses while providing a community of support for small business owners in the Ozarks.

About

Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurship by providing a wide variety of business support services and resources in a multi-tenant facility. OzSBI's 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 all business stages, OzSBI provides entrepreneurs with on-going support tailored to their needs. OzSBI connects entrepreneurs to qualified community, state and federal resources, and provides hands-on, professional training.

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

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. 

Coworking space, small and large office spaces, as well as access to meeting rooms are available at OzSBI.

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

OzSBI manages two microloan programs. One microloan program is for entrepreneurs and business owners who need capital to start, operate or expand a business. The other program, Jobs Through Education, is for individuals wanting to pursue vocational training to further their career. To learn more about either of these programs please visit our website here.

 

Services

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers

Mentoring

  • 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 ContactHeather Fisher
Address408 Washington Avenue
PO Box 1194
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone(417) 256-9724