CAPITAL AND CONNECTIONS
Founded in 2018, Accelerate Venture Partners is a network of accredited investors, family offices, and venture funds committed to investing in high-growth seed and early-stage technology companies. Our vision is to be a pillar of the startup ecosystem in Wichita and to play an active role in building Midwest businesses. We work collaboratively with other angel groups, venture capital firms, corporate venture groups and others focused on fueling the growth of innovative new businesses in the Midwest.
Our Members make individual investment decisions. This is not a fund. Investments are made through an LLC formed specifically for each investment opportunity.
Accelerate Venture Partners is a member of the Angel Capital Association, North America's professional alliance of angel groups.
As Founder and Managing Member, Josh Oeding has set a vision for Accelerate Venture Partners (AVP) to be a pillar of the growing startup ecosystem in Wichita. By connecting high growth startups with the capital and expertise they need to thrive, this vision will be realized though the hard work of the founders that AVP seeks to fund.
Josh is currently the President & CEO of NXTUS (nxtus.io), where his passion for Wichita, Startups, and relationships collide.
Mary Beth joined the team in August 2019 and manages NXTUS, Inc.’s NXTSTAGE Pilot Competition, which challenges global startups to bring innovative solutions to Kansas and its businesses.
Previously, she was President and CEO of Wichita Festivals, Inc., spent 15 years at Koch Industries, Inc. in leadership roles in Communication, Public Affairs & International Relations, and was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. She is an active community leader, championing economic and cultural growth for the region as part of numerous boards and organizations.
Quinn is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with his Master’s of Accountancy. He began his career at Koch Industries in a Strategy and Innovation capability and then spent 3 years creating and growing a digital transformation capability. Quinn joined the NXTUS team late last year focused on continuing to grow and develop Accelerate Venture Partners.
Trish brings her years of experience in startup finance and entrepreneurship to the team understanding the risks entrepreneurs’ face, the courage it takes to start a new venture and the process of growing a successful organization. This passion for young businesses, growth opportunities and helping entrepreneurs succeed has paved the way for many years of success in early stage ventures and investment management.
She currently serves as CEO of Wichita Technology Corporation and Managing Member of Wichita Technology Ventures.
Celebrating its centennial year in 2019, Foulston Siefkin LLP is the largest firm in Kansas with nearly 90 lawyers and offices in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita. The firm is dedicated to helping their communities grow and thrive, both by supporting entrepreneurs and young companies and by volunteering time and lending financial support to many charitable organizations.