On select Tuesdays, the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership will present tools nonprofits can utilize to innovate and excel in today’s environment. MCNL’s Navigation Series creates an interactive virtual community to learn and share the ideas nonprofits need to be successful.
Students and urban small businesses both benefit from the program.
The Innovation Studio is housed within a brand-new facility – the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center – just opened in 2021.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supports Center for Neighborhoods three-year research project
The first round of funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supports seven initiatives
“Where there are problems, there are entrepreneurs with solutions,” says an end-of-the-year report from the UMKC Innovation Center.
UMKC School of Law Provides Legal Services to Small Businesses
YOUR PARTNER FOR RAPID RESEARCH SOLUTIONS The Research Enabled portal quickly connects companies to the wealth of expertise and resources at the seven campuses of the University of Missouri and Southern Illinois University systems, to address technical, business, and other research needs of industry and organizations.
KCSourceLink has seen an 176% increase in calls to their help desk from April to October as well as a 367% increase in the number of people who reported starting a business. In response, they curated this list of classes to help support potential entrepreneurs.
Find classes on developing your Kansas City business through the Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) Urban Growth Initiative.
The UMSL Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Accelerator is a first-of-its kind program that puts underrepresented entrepreneurs at the center of a purpose-driven, university-led accelerator that begins with a non-dilutive $50,000 capital injection. This accelerator would not be possible without the anonymous support of friends and the public commitment of Ameren Corporation, Edward Jones, and Express […]
The Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC provides resources for growing and developing businesses in the Kansas City area.
The Missouri SBDC Growth Services targets small businesses looking to build a sustainable, scalable, and successful business model. The success of the program is built around meeting the business owner where they are and providing access to the right resources, at the right time, to help navigate the right opportunity or address the right pain […]
Partner with MU Extension to host a Homegrown: Entrepreneurship in Your Community workshop, and you can participate in building and strengthening your community’s entrepreneurial network.
KCSourceLink is your guide to entrepreneurship in Kansas City. We help aspiring startups and established businesses find the right business resources to start, scale or accelerate.
UMSL’s Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is an annual community event that offers insight and workshops in the innovative industry of digital marketing.
The project is a joint program between the Community Foundation of NW Missouri, University of Missouri, the regional universities in the region, the regional planning commissions, economic development agencies, Department of Economic Development and USDA.
Accelerate offers 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.
E-Scholars is an early stage student entrepreneurial ideation and acceleration program designed to support students and community members in building sustainable and scalable ventures.