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

STLVentureWorks - Grand Center

STLVentureWorks - Grand Center is located in the City of St. Louis. The 35,000-square-foot facility features office, warehouse, and production space. In addition, this facility is one of only a few small business incubators to offer specialty space for culinary-related companies.


Established in 1994, STLVentureWorks - Grand Center is located in the City of St. Louis located midway between the downtown area and the Central West End business and residential district. The 35,000-square-foot facility features specialty culinary-related space and office, warehouse, and production space, however affordable, high quality space is just the beginning. Be a part of STLVentureWorks - Grand Center and take advantage of every opportunity to build momentum for your venture. Our team can put your business on the fast track with on-site support, fresh insights, connection to capital, networking, and customized mentoring.


Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

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

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Incubator Space

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Small Business Policy
Primary ContactKathy Shackleford
Addresss3830 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Phone(314) 534-1818