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

UMSL Accelerate - University of Missouri-St. Louis

UMSL Accelerate is the innovation and entrepreneurial resource for students, faculty and the community. Our vision is to serve as a catalyst for developing our students, faculty and community to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation. Our mission is to foster a community of thought leaders by providing a vibrant ecosystem to Educate (curriculum), Innovate (co-curriculum), and Collaborate (community programming).

About

UMSL Accelerate is the innovation and entrepreneurial resource for students, faculty and the community. Our vision is to serve as a catalyst for developing our students, faculty and community to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation. Our mission is to foster a community of thought leaders by providing a vibrant ecosystem to Educate (curriculum), Innovate (co-curriculum), and Collaborate (community programming). 

Educate – We offer advanced curriculum, expertise, mentorship, and experiences. Our evolving curriculum focuses on design thinking and innovation systems to develop insightful leaders with skills to bring ideas to market, start and grow new endeavors and solve problems creatively. Currently, we offer six innovation & entrepreneurship courses, an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate, and will offer an undergraduate major in spring 2019. 

Innovate -
 
We inspire a culture of innovation and support groundbreaking research. Our co-curricular activities are designed to encourage students, faculty and community engagement to the region's growing ecosystem of entrepreneurial resources, focusing on real world applications, training and opportunities. Innovate programs include EC@UMSL, Entrepreneur in Residence, Entrepreneur Legal Clinic @UMSL, and Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization. 

Collaborate –  It’s a crowded ecosystem, how do we differentiate? By doing first of its kind, next generation, new model thinking. Our “Powered By” University driven Accelerators are the first of its kind. As a paid intern, we offer work with startups in the cortex district. Learn by doing. Our first "Powered By" accelerator is Ameren Accelerator. Every year, this accelerator runs boot camp with a cohort of of startups with promising solutions in clean energy. To learn more, visit amerenaccelerator.com.

Services

Business Planning

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development

Marketing/Sales

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Student Marketing Projects

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Strategic Planning

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

  • Accelerators
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking Space
  • Incubator Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactUMSL Accelerate
AddresssOne University Blvd
355 J.C. Penney North Building
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone(314) 516-4626