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

Visionary Private Equity Group

Visionary Private Equity Group (VPEG) invests in early stage, high growth companies that have strong management teams and the potential for significant upside.


Our investment strategy is to find strong growth opportunities in selected sectors where we have exceptional domain expertise, conduct a thorough vetting process, and invest in those opportunities that allow us to actively mitigate risk while preserving significant upside via disciplined scalability.

Fundamentally, the VPEG:

  • Evaluates the viability and sustainability of a potential portfolio company’s business model
  • Validates the value proposition from the perspective of both the broad market and its target customers
  • Reviews how the company ‘goes to market’ and gains market share by assessing the sales and marketing plans
  • Analyzes strategies for both growth and exit
  • Assesses the management team’s ability to execute and adapt, particularly in light of market downturns, or other challenges

We are opportunistic with our investment decisions and target high growth, high impact industries including: 

  • Energy and natural resources
  • Innovative and disruptive technology 
  • Entertainment and media 


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
Primary ContactBrigitte Bonetti
Address1520 South Fifth Street
Suite 308
Saint Charles, MO 63303
Phone(314) 220-6739