UMKC SBTDC partner programs

America’s Small Business Development Center Network (ASBDC)

America’s Small Business Development Center Network is the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of the network is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. Hosted by […]

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Kauffman Foundation is devoted to advancing entrepreneurship as one of the fundamental aspects of life in the United States. Focusing on research, education, technical assistance, and policy, the Kauffman Foundation works to increase the number and success rate of individuals engaged in the process of starting or growing their own business or idea. The […]

Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program

The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) was founded in 1995 by Barnett Helzberg, Jr., former owner and President of Helzberg Diamonds. Inspired by his twenty-three year mentoring relationship with Ewing Kauffman, HEMP matches seasoned, successful entrepreneur mentors with less-experienced entrepreneur mentees. Considerable mentoring is also fostered through peer-to-peer relationships derived from involvement through HEMP.  

MO PTAC (Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center)

Dealing with regulations and red tape can be frustrating. In fact, those obstacles often keep highly qualified suppliers from selling to the government. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) assist businesses — including small, disadvantaged and women owned firms — in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts. Our procurement specialists will help […]

Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the major funder of the Missouri Small Business Development Centers. Small Business & Technology Development Centers (SBTDC) are funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. […]

UMKC Innovation Center

From whiteboard to boardroom, the UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.  With a suite of high-impact programs, the center helps emerging and existing business owners, whether they are student, faculty or community based, hone their business basics, evaluate commercialization opportunities, […]

University of Missouri Extension

University of Missouri Extension is the outreach arm of the University of Missouri system, charged with taking the university’s research-based knowledge to the people of the state. University of Missouri Extension holds the contracts from the federal government for the Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers and the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. Extension […]

University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is the host institution for the Small Business & Technology Development Center through the UMKC Innovation Center and we are an affiliate of UMKC’s Office of Research and Economic Development.  We share UMKC’s strong commitment to entrepreneurship and are involved in a variety of activities connected to its teaching and student experiential learning […]