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

St. Louis Agency on Training & Employment (SLATE)

St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) Missouri Career Center is here to help you with small business resources OR employment training needs, whether you are a business or job seeker.


St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) Missouri Job Center is a government funded agency (funded by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act) that was developed to assist businesses with their recruiting and retention needs. There are no fees for our services. We refer individuals who are low income or have been downsized/laid off to entrepreneur workshops through University of Missouri Extension Service/Missouri Small Business Development Center's FastTrac New Venture classes. These classes assist local entrepreneurs with learning the aspects of starting up their own businesses.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Equity Funding

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Recruiting Assistance

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Human Resources

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
Primary ContactRebecca Ritter
Address1520 Market Street
3rd Floor
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Phone(314) 657-3592