i2E, Inc. is a nationally recognized private not-for-profit corporation focused on growing innovative small businesses in Oklahoma and making a positive impact on the state’s economy.
Our stated mission is “Investing in Entrepreneurs to build successful high growth companies in Oklahoma.”
We achieve our mission by working directly with entrepreneurs, researchers and companies to help them commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses and access needed capital. Our clients like the fact that our staff consists of experienced entrepreneurs and investors who have walked in their shoes.
Busy entrepreneurs tell us that our model works for them because we not only provide high quality business advice, capital and entrepreneurial development, we act as a portal to other private and public resources — making it easier to access the right information, expertise and investment at the right time.
The results speak for themselves: Clients enjoy job, revenue and capital growth significantly higher than the state average. The state benefits from new globally competitive businesses, high quality jobs and an enhanced quality of life.
Originally founded in 1997, i2E was created to respond to an Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) initiative. Since we opened our doors for business in 1998, i2E has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs, companies, inventors and researchers turn their innovations into high growth business opportunities for Oklahoma
Southern Growth Policies Board
2006 Innovation Award recognized for fresh approaches to solving problems and creating opportunity in the South’s rural regions
2008 Entrepreneurship Summit recognized as a principal source of high value-added human & intellectual capital
International Economic Development Council
2009 Best Practices Award for comprehensive commercialization services
State Science & Technology Institute
2010 Excellence in Technology-based Economic Development for increasing Access to Capital
Standards for Excellence Institute
2010 Standards for Excellence only second Oklahoma non-profit organization
Regional Innovation Acceleration Network
2011 Venture Development Market Leader recognized as a leader in this field