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

STL Foodworks

If you’re a culinarian in search of a commercial kitchen and a supportive community, you’ve found a home at STL Foodworks. Need more kitchen space that’s both affordable and state-of-the-art? Maybe your challenge has been finding a testing ground that’s equipped to catapult your breakthrough culinary ideas to the next level? Whether you’re a food truck operator, caterer, speciality food producer, restaurateur, or something totally different, we exist to make sure you have the professional space and resources you need to realize your dreams. The facility will be available when you need it – for as long as you need it – with flexible and convenient rental options. There’s no doubt the St. Louis region has a rich food and beverage scene – a tradition that’s elevated by your creativity, passion, and hard work. We’re proud to empower the St. Louis community and eager to help you build your business!


In a nutshell, our approach is to support our culinary community with a comprehensive, centralized solution that’s simple to use while being immensely valuable. We call it an incubator, but it’s so much more than that. For many small companies, it’s a lifeline. A path (of least resistance) to market.

We’ve experienced the hurdles that can derail expansion and innovation, which is why we’ve designed STL Foodworks to eliminate obstacles and make your life easier. You can remain solely focused on nurturing your business in a low-risk, high-reward environment.

From flexible facility access and rental options to thoughtful kitchen design and versatile professional space, we aim to be the most indispensable part of your food business journey.

This is a supportive community full of makers, doers, artisans, and entrepreneurs. We’re the home base for specialty food producers, restaurateurs, caterers, food truck operators, and culinary visionaries of every kind.

Neighboring the Grand Center Arts District and historic St. Louis University, STL Foodworks lives at the intersection of imagination and tradition. It’s the ideal spot to fuel your passion and expand your expertise.

You could even say we’re embedded in the creative fabric of the city, and that’s an inspiring place to be when you’re experimenting, perfecting, and growing. What are you waiting for? Join the STL Foodworks community today!



Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking Space
  • Incubator Space


  • Health and Safety Training
Primary ContactDaniel Movitz
Address408 Sarah Street
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Phone(314) 833-3423