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

Regional Economic Development Inc. - Columbia

Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) is a private/public partnership of the City of Columbia, Boone County, the University of Missouri and local private businesses. REDI works to help attract, support and grow businesses in Columbia and Boone County.

About

COVID-19 Support:

Business to Business Call-in Support Mondays 11am:

In an effort to provide support to REDI Investors and businesses during this time of crisis, REDI staff have initiated a weekly "Business to Business" conference line call. Board members, investors, Hub clients, company representatives and business owners can call in to share concerns, discuss ideas, offer support to one another, and learn about resources to assist businesses in our community. 

Call: 712-432-6110, Passcode: 531865 We look forward to talking with you. 

 

Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) is a private/public partnership of the City of Columbia, Boone County, the University of Missouri and local private businesses. REDI works to help attract, support and grow businesses in Columbia and Boone County.

For entrepreneurs, REDI offers business counseling, mentors and educational events to help get your business idea off the ground.

REDI also offers the Innovation Hub, an affordable 24/7 co-working space with amenities and support for entrepreneurs and startups.

Visit the Innovation Hub on Wednesdays, 9 - 10 a.m., for 1 Million Cups, a weekly educational event for entrepreneurs and their supporters.

Services

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Coworking Space
  • Incubator Space

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactStacey Button
Address500 East Walnut, Suite 102
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone(573) 442-8303
Fax(573) 443-8834