Advisors & Mentors

Our Venture Advisors who collaborate with and mentor entrepreneurs are central to i2E’s mission. These experienced professionals work closely with each client, coaching them from initial technology development, business planning and positioning for funding, all the way through to company launch and growth.

As the company’s growth accelerates, our advisors will introduce you to our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence network whose collective wisdom and experience assist you to build the management team and sustain operations.

Since each entrepreneur comes to i2E with different skills and experiences, we provide a customized mix of coaching, technical services and access to capital.

Here are some of the services available to you:

One-on-one Mentoring:  Our team brings years of industry experience and excellent personal perspective to the table. Their business savvy advice results in businesses built from the ground up to mitigate the risks experienced early in the life of a company.   They offer a well-grounded approach to systematically creating a business plan, organizing a team and taking a product to market in a manner that ensures you will take as few missteps as possible.

Networking: Even if you have created your product on your own, it takes a team to carry an idea to a marketable product.  Our workshops, seminars and receptions offer a bonus of networking opportunities with some of Oklahoma’s top business minds and investors. Our Venture Advisors will help you identify the appropriate networking opportunities for your company.

Access to Capital: You need capital to sustain your company through the stages of its lifecycle as you work to prove your concept, create a marketable product, or grow your business.  We evaluate your company for potential funding through our StartOK Accelerator Fund, the Oklahoma Angel Sidecar Fund, the GrowOK Fund, the Concept Fund, the Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund, and other possible co-investors and introductions to the SeedStep Angels.

Our proven, nationally-recognized, structured approach to launching and developing businesses is designed to assist you in avoiding the pitfalls associated with new companies, helping it grow into a profitable enterprise.