Through the center’s Regional Ecosystem Development, entrepreneurs and small business owners are connected to right local and regional resources to start, grow and accelerate their businesses, while we work on developing the ecosystem to support them.
In Kansas City
The connection to entrepreneurship in Kansas City, KCSourceLink connects entrepreneurs to the right resources and helps build collaborations to fill gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
With its statewide resource network, MOSourceLink helps entrepreneurs and small business owners find the business-building resources they need, so they can focus on starting businesses and creating jobs.
Global Entrepreneurship Week
In the third week of November, GEWKC draws thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners to the region’s largest conference for entrepreneurs.
Learn more about GEWKC
How we develop our ecosystem
Connect entrepreneurs to the right resource, at the right time
With that central hub of entrepreneurship information, Kansas City and Missouri business owners can find business workshops and events on the region’s most comprehensive business calendar; find inspiration through Entrepreneur in Action stories; and get connected to the help they need to start, grow and accelerate their businesses, personalized to their needs, type of business and business stage.
Improve access to capital
For entrepreneurs, securing capital for their businesses is one of the most challenging parts of business and can make or break a business’ survival.
We help make funding and financial resources visible and accessible by connecting entrepreneurs to the appropriate funding sources.
Engage the broader corporate community
We lead the nation in ecosystem development by creating a model for corporate engagement through five strategic exchanges to advance entrepreneurship, create more jobs and accelerate innovation.
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Monitor, measure and fill gaps in entrepreneurial services
We monitor and measure the entrepreneurship ecosystem to help the community and region make data-driven decisions with direct impacts regarding what businesses need, without duplication of services. Through our We Create Jobs (Kansas City) and Show Me Jobs (Missouri) ecosystem reports, we also show the economic impact of our region’s and state’s startups, which create nearly all new jobs.
Get Involved in Regional Ecosystem Development
Need resources for your startup or established business? Interested in helping advancing entrepreneurship in our region?