UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Open Prairie Ventures

Open Prairie is a Midwest-based, private equity fund manager providing fund deployment, advisory and strategic planning services.


Private equity firm that does seed, early stage venture, later stage venture, private equity and debt financing investments to clients focusing on specialty industries including agricultural, life science, medical device, software, information technology, energy, manufacturing and real estate.


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
Primary ContactMichael Peck
Address10900 S Clay Blair Rd
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone(913) 219-7860