Seed/Early Stage Capital Funds
Wichita Technology Ventures
A seed capital fund, provides seed and early stage financing for promising new technologies with commercialization potential.
Technology Acceleration Partners (TechAccel)
A development company focused on the advancement of innovation in partnership with leaders in Agriculture, Animal Health and Food sectors.
Angel Networks & Programs
Mid America Angels
Mid America Angels ("MAA") is a regional network of accredited investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising early stage companies in the Kansas-Missouri region.
Midwest Venture Alliance
Midwest Venture Alliance (MVA), including its affiliate, the Southeast Kansas Venture Alliance (SEKVA), is a network of accredited investors committed to investing in high-growth seed and early-stage technology companies in Kansas and surrounding states.
Kansas Angels Investors Tax Credit (KAITC)
This statewide program enables accredited angel investors to qualify for the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit, a 50% tax credit on their cash investment of up to $50,000, in a certified Kansas business.
Angel Capital Group
A national Angel investing organization specializing in funding companies with unique products or services in large opportunity markets typically needing $300,000 $ 1,000,000 in capitalization.
Great Plains Capital Conference
The Great Plains Capital Conference brings together the region's technology leaders, entrepreneurs and angel investors for presentations by eight to ten emerging businesses seeking funding. Presenting companies are seeking venture capital from several hundred thousand to $5 million each.
This annual conference facilitates the investment in the regions top companies in life sciences, technology, and alternative energy. The conference regularly experiences more than 300 attendees and has helped generate over $300 million in investment in the past 8 years.
Animal Health Investment Forum - KCADCThe KC Animal Health Investment Forum offers one of the only opportunities in the world for early stage companies in the animal health sector to present their vision and business plan to potential investors. Companies presenting at the Forum have raised $165 million. Several have also received licensing agreements or distribution contracts.
Kansas Based Venture Capital Funds
Open Prairie Ventures
An early stage venture capital firm investing in promising growth technology companies that are disciplined in efficient capital and disruptive innovations.
October Capital — a private equity firm, founded in 1999, based in Kansas City, Kansas.
Konza Valley Capital, Inc.
A licensed SBIC that provides equity and mezzanine capital to small and middle market, Midwestern companies that have the potential for significant growth and long-term equity appreciation.
StartUp Kansas has been established to provide support in obtaining seed capital funding for Kansas entrepreneurs who are starting a business or want to grow their existing business.
Riley County/Manhattan Entrepreneurial Community Revolving Loan Fund
The Riley County/Manhattan Entrepreneurial Community (ECommunity) is a revolving loan fund providing gap financing to small businesses (<25 employees) located in Riley County and municipalities located in Riley County except some portions of Manhattan.