Partners include BioNexus KC, KC Digital Drive, and Pipeline Entrepreneurs.
The First Tuesday Series features keynote speakers who share their fascinating experiences and stories of entrepreneurship.
UMKC’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership is an education and research enterprise that supports and enhances leadership capacity in all areas of the nonprofit community by creating opportunities for dialogue, learning, and collective action.
The Fundraising Leadership Series provides development professionals with essential leadership skills to be a strategic leader in their organization.
You will learn about the basics of CRM Strategy and work in real CRMs including HubSpot and Salesforce in a safe live classroom.
GEW, Nov. 14-20, 2022, is a global and annual celebration of entrepreneurship—and Kansas City does it up big.
Students and urban small businesses both benefit from the program.
Helping your business start, grow & succeed
UMKC TalentLink provides expert professional development for achievers.
The Innovation Studio is housed within a brand-new facility – the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center – just opened in 2021.
MU Extension Community Economic Development Field Specialist Richard Proffer meets regularly with Risco residents to guide them to establishing a local limited use food store.
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.
The UMKC Innovation Center is one of two Missouri organizations chosen for the SPRINT Challenge grant.
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 Workforce Rally Webinar Series convenes industry experts, businesses, and guest speakers to share best practices for employment, labor and workforce development.
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.
University of Missouri Extension’s Exceed program enhances economic development opportunities by providing high-quality research and insights to our partners. We routinely work with businesses, communities, regions, governments and nonprofits through a variety of projects.
In the Advanced Professional Development course, students work with a professional partner through MU Extension, the MU Office of Service-Learning, or corporate partners across the state to complete a professional project. Students address the business needs of the partner organization, and dedicate approximately 30 hours per student per semester to this effort.
In support of the Missouri SBDC mission, the International Trade services provides export education for new-to-export companies, and companies in need of additional international trade support to increase exports out of Missouri, in turn supporting economic growth and job support in the state.
The Missouri Small Business Development Center for Agriculture, Food and Forestry partners with agri-entrepreneurs to develop and expand businesses. As part of an interdisciplinary partnership, the Missouri SBDC, designated specialists within Agriculture and Environment Extension, to work together with business counselors to connect new ideas to successful business structures and initial capital.
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.