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. (REDI)

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

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

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development

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 ContactCollin Bunch
Address500 East Walnut, Suite 102
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone(573) 442-8303