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University of Missouri - Kansas City

Name of UC University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center
Location 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110
EDA Regional Office Denver
Year One 2018
Contact Jennet Miller, Network Builder ( millerjenny@umkc.edu )
Principal Investigator(s) Maria Meyers, Executive Director, meyersme@umkc.edu, 816-235-6112
Website https://www.kcsourcelink.com/wecreate

The UCP will support regional commercialization efforts in entrepreneurship and innovation by 1) creating an infrastructure for engagement between entrepreneurial businesses and corporations; 2) linking distressed communities to regional business development resources to create economic wealth; 3) operating a hub to connect entrepreneurs to the resources that they need; 4) determining if public early-stage funding of private companies generates positive economic outcomes; and 5) continuing to raise the visibility of Kansas City as a startup metro within the region and nationally.

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