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UMKC Innovation Center

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4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
816-235-6500 https://www.kcsourcelink.com/s/umkc-innovation-center

April 2020

The First Steps to Starting a Business

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing.

Find out more »

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and information that must be included. Full of tips on writing style and professional appearance, this session will end with a greater understanding of what a business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

Find out more »

ELEVATIONLAB NEW VENTURE

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$649

Do you dream of owning your own business? Are you ready for a realistic perspective on whether or not people really want to buy what you want to sell? This 5 week program helps aspiring entrepreneurs look at all aspects of their business idea, exploring the feasibility of their new venture and learning how to develop a viable business.

Find out more »

May 2020

Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop

May 7 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 7, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on August 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$49

Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. An introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants.

Find out more »

Pitching to Investors

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on August 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on October 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a start-up.

Find out more »

The First Steps to Starting a Business

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing.

Find out more »

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and information that must be included. Full of tips on writing style and professional appearance, this session will end with a greater understanding of what a business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

Find out more »

Social Media Road Map for Business

May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on September 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$199

This class is for companies who are new to social media or are winging it and need a plan of action!

Find out more »

June 2020

Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on September 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$149

Designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools, this course will teach you to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet.

Find out more »

The First Steps to Starting a Business

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing.

Find out more »

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and information that must be included. Full of tips on writing style and professional appearance, this session will end with a greater understanding of what a business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

Find out more »

July 2020

The First Steps to Starting a Business

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing.

Find out more »

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and information that must be included. Full of tips on writing style and professional appearance, this session will end with a greater understanding of what a business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

Find out more »

ELEVATIONLAB NEW VENTURE

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$649

Do you dream of owning your own business? Are you ready for a realistic perspective on whether or not people really want to buy what you want to sell? This 5 week program helps aspiring entrepreneurs look at all aspects of their business idea, exploring the feasibility of their new venture and learning how to develop a viable business.

Find out more »

August 2020

Pitching to Investors

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on August 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on October 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a start-up.

Find out more »

Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop

August 6 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 7, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on August 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. An introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants.

Find out more »

The First Steps to Starting a Business

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing.

Find out more »

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and information that must be included. Full of tips on writing style and professional appearance, this session will end with a greater understanding of what a business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

Find out more »

September 2020

Social Media Road Map for Business

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on September 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$199

This class is for companies who are new to social media or are winging it and need a plan of action!

Find out more »

Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on September 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$149

Designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools, this course will teach you to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet.

Find out more »

The First Steps to Starting a Business

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing.

Find out more »

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and information that must be included. Full of tips on writing style and professional appearance, this session will end with a greater understanding of what a business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

Find out more »

Entrepreneurial Mindset Training

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$649

This course is a revolutionary new learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. The overall objective is to empower learners through entrepreneurial thinking and immerse them in entrepreneurial experiences that will enable them to develop entrepreneurial skills.

Find out more »

ELEVATIONLAB TECH VENTURE

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$649

You’re on the cusp of developing a cutting-edge technology or science-based business while Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community is buzzing and moving faster than ever before. You want to be part of it, but you need help with the details, including funding and intellectual property protection. This 9-week course designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, will give technology and science based entrepreneurs a proven framework and network of connections to help grow a great idea into the next viable innovation.

Find out more »

ELEVATIONLAB GROWTH VENTURE

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$649

With a 360° perspective, businesses can avoid blind spots and make smarter decisions. This 10-week workshop introduces the GrowthWheel® Framework and participants take home tools, Decision Sheets and 30-60-90 Day Plans.

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October 2020

Pitching to Investors

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on August 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on October 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a start-up.

Find out more »
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