Entrepreneurial Education

Unlock the potential of our region’s entrepreneurs with a continuum of business-building education.

Entrepreneurial Education provides wrap-around support to our region’s entrepreneurs and small business owners by delivering inclusive, relevant, and timely business coaching and training,
from concept through maturity.

Featured Programs

For Startups and Ideas


How to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, business planning and the basics of financials and management.
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For Business Growth


How to increase sales, profitable growth, franchising, government contracts and international trade.
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For Technology, Science and Innovation-Led Entrepreneurs


How to develop a cutting-edge technology into viable innovation, commercialize and curate a network of connections.
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Programs in Entrepreneurial Education

From start to scale and beyond, UMKC IC Entrepreneurial Education delivers classes, coaching and consulting to help entrepreneurs and small business owners test their ideas, develop an entrepreneurial mindset and find new customers and markets.

Business Coaching

With the certified business consultants at the Missouri Small Business Development Center, Entrepreneurial Education helps entrepreneurs and business owners avoid blind spots, overcome their challenges and meet their next milestone with comprehensive, individualized coaching.
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Education scholarships are available to aspiring and  established business owners who live or operate a business in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of the Urban Business Growth Initiative. These scholarships to workshops offered by the ELEVATIONLAB™ give business owners a chance to level up their entrepreneurial education, skills and know-how at a fraction of the workshops’ costs.
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Transformative Education

Cohort-based, multi-week workshops, like Growth360 and ScaleUP! Kansas City, give established entrepreneurs the coaching, peer network, training and confidence they need to encourage business growth and scale their businesses—at no cost to selected participants.
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Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

The most meaningful part of our signature 30-hour classes are the lifelong connections entrepreneurs and small business owners make with their peer mentors—other entrepreneurs who face similar challenges and help guide their fellow business owners on their entrepreneurial journey.
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Government Contracts

The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps established businesses open new opportunities and new markets with training, coaching and connections.
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“Growth360 resolidified a lot of things that business owners forget while they’re operating their businesses. Now, I think about my business a lot differently.”

– Anthony Davis

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