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

Southeast Economic Development Fund, Inc.

We have loans! If you are a startup, financing can be hard to come by. SEED$ is here to help those that may have no other options to finance their business. We also offer business development services.


Access to capital is still a challenge for most business startups and even for some existing ones. We provide loans for businesses that are unable to get financing through traditional means, or may need some gap financing when their current loan isn't enough.

We help our bank partners make loans that might not otherwise be able to approve. 

We also offer business development services/technical assistance for whatever needs your small business may have.

Changing the world, one small business at a time.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loan Providers

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development


  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • One-on-One Counseling

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactLaddie Cross
Address5 Municipal Drive
Park Hills, MO 63601
Phone(573) 431-4296
Fax(573) 327-9548