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

Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We aim to inspire and develop Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis.


The Skandalaris Center was started as a program in the Olin Business School in 2001, and in 2003, Washington University was selected by the Kauffman Foundation as one of eight initial Kauffman Campuses. With additional support from Bob and Julie Skandalaris, the Center has been making entrepreneurship education available across campus, enabling any student, faculty, staff or alumnus – regardless of field of study – to access entrepreneurial training and transform the way colleges and universities prepare students for success in the American economy. The Center’s goals include:

  • To draw as many students, faculty, staff, and alumni as possible into the funnel of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship

  • To provide real-world, practical entrepreneurial skills training

  • To provide access to funding to all promising Washington University affiliated innovations and innovators


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies


  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactSydney Everett
Address6465 Forsyth Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Phone(314) 935-9134