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

Women's Business Center - West Central Community Action Agency/New Growth

The New Growth Women's Business Center advances rural entrepreneurs in all stages of business development and growth. The organization focuses on the power and potential of rural women to employ themselves, provide jobs for others, and build their local economies and communities.


We are coaches and connectors. We make sure your business has the right resource at the right time. 

We offer: 

1:1 Business Counseling
Peer to Peer Networking 
Access to Capital 
Mentorship and Leadership
Business Training 

Location Considerations - Services are only provided to clients who live within: 13 in Missouri — Barton, Bates, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Henry, Hickory, Morgan, Polk, St. Clair, and Vernon — and two in Kansas, Bourbon and Crawford


Business Planning

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


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General
Primary ContactLyndsey Heathman
Address550 2nd Street
P.O. Box 43
Osceola, MO 64776
Phone(417) 646-6900