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

Tradebot Ventures, Inc.

We seek opportunities strategically aligned with our current business and investments.


We only make investments where we can add significant value. We know several other investors around Kansas City and are not afraid to make introductions if we believe someone else would be a better fit.

The faster you move, the more shareholder value gets created. Having "been there - done that" allows us to show you some shortcuts. Let us get involved early.

Looking for funding? See instructions below.

The Submission Process

Send us an email and attach the following:
  • completed one-page Opportunity Template
  • your resume
  • the business plan [optional - may be provided after the initial meeting]
  • complete Capitalization Table [if applicable]
  • please mention how you heard about us

We do not sign NDA agreements unless we proceed to due diligence. All submissions are subject to these terms.

Please contact us at 816.285.3300 if you would like more information.


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
Primary ContactDave Cummings
Address1251 NW Briarcliff Parkway
Suite 700
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone(816) 285-3300