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

University of Missouri-Columbia - College of Business - Allen Angel Capital Education Program

AACE invests real dollars in startup businesses. No affiliation with the University is needed. Our average investment is $50,000


AACE invests real dollars in startup businesses.  No affiliation with the University is needed.  Our average investment is $50,000


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Forming a Business

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary ContactWD Allen
Address515 Cornell
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone(573) 882-5759