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More reliable tool developed for energy industry

Mark Lobo has invented a more reliable severe service control valve. His proprietary design simplifies the liquid’s flow path through the valve, creating greater reliability.

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Set health center as innovation district

Dr. Stephen Prescott writes that if we want to transform the institutional, somewhat inhuman feel of the health center into a lively ferment of ideas and idea-generators, we need to build a community that draws creative people there.

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CNBC names OU students’ app among hottest startups

A mobile application developed by University of Oklahoma graduate business students for the automotive industry is quickly gaining traction, after CNBC last month named it among the world’s 20 hottest startups of 2014.

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DormaTarg working to make impact on cancer

DormaTarg, an Oklahoma-based firm is developing therapeutics to deal with one of the toughest challenges in fighting cancer — inhibiting the recurrence in metastasis-prone cancers.

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Grant supports research for sickle cell pill

Robert Broyles received $218,000 to advance his business, and he aims to turn it into more than $1 million for Oklahoma City-based EpimedX.

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OU Grad Dean targets drug-resistant bacteria

For almost a decade, Anne Pereira and her Biolytx team have worked to prepare a therapeutic based on the CAP37 peptide that will kill drug-resistant bacteria.

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Tech companies: Fair access to faster Internet critical

“Fast and easy access to the Internet is critical for anyone who has built their company online,” said Danny Maloney, CEO and co-founder of Tailwind, an OKC-based tech company.

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What kind of start-up attracts investors?

When you see as many deals as we do, you learn that with start-ups there are a lot more red flags and caution lights than indicators that shout full speed ahead.

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Oklahoma’s education needs dramatic improvement

This Republican and Democrat agree wholeheartedly on at least one thing: The quality of education in Oklahoma must improve dramatically. As the old saying goes, “the numbers don’t lie.”

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All successful businesses plan for success

Savvy entrepreneurs know that there are many startups that do succeed; that success is not random, and that it doesn’t just happen. It takes a plan.

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OARS fills funding gap for entrepreneurs

The Oklahoma Applied Research Support program administered by OCAST and the national SBIR/STTR programs are great examples of early stage non-dilutive funding.

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David Albert: GE Center a boon to entrepreneurship

“We’ve had this amazing growth in the last 20 years with the Oklahoma City energy business, and now that is acknowledged by General Electric, which is building its global R&D center right here,” says Dr. David Albert.

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Startup Weekend a forum for digital entrepreneurship

By Paul Monies Copyright © 2014, The Oklahoma Publishing Company Entrepreneurs, digital developers and designers will come together at Oklahoma City’s Startup Weekend, one of several hundred happening around the world in coming weeks. The event will be from Friday […]

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i2E’s startup funding helps fuel OK cities top rankings

Oklahoma City and Tulsa rank high on cities with climate for entrepreneurship by the Kiplinger financial service, and funding by i2E is cited as part of the reason for the favorable position.

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