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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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Innovation District in planning stages

After spurning commercial and retail development for three decades, a sharp reversal is about to take place in the 300-acre area sometimes known as the Oklahoma Health Center, or the Health Sciences District, or the OU Medical Center.

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Business incubators still well-kept secret

Situated at Moore Norman Technology’s south Oklahoma City campus, the nonprofit Business Development Center incubator program offers local business below-market rate rents for office space.

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POCC helps build profitable business models

The strategy behind the Proof of Concept Center is to help entrepreneurs find the right commercialization path and a scalable and profitable business model.

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Well Checked takes home honor at Oil & Gas Awards

Well Checked systems honored as Mid-Continent Industry Supplier of the Year by the Oil & Gas Awards as Mid-Continent Industry Supplier of the Year

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Entrepreneur recalls start in ’08 GovCup

As a middle schooler growing up in Norman, Blaine Stansel dreamed of some day running his own business. He wanted to be an entrepreneur.

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OKBio BrewFest features solid beer list

One of the metro-area’s faster-growing beer tasting events is coming up soon, and it features quite the solid list of beer vendors. The 2014 version of OKBio BrewFest is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

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Cytovance Biologics gets financing

Monroe Capital said it acted as sole lead arranger and administrative agent on the funding of a $20 million senior credit facility for Cytovance Biologics Inc., by private equity sponsor, Great Point Partners.

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Innovators: WeGoLook

It’s appropriate that investors have given WeGoLook a look and decided it’s worth a $1.75 million equity investment, co-founder Robin Smith said.

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Angel investors critical to state startup success

It’s well documented that angel investors are the most important — and many times the only — source of desperately needed equity capital for startup companies.

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Biology, Chemistry and the Science of Craft Beer

COOP Ale Works is among the 17 Oklahoma craft breweries, wineries and distillers that will offer samples of their products at the OKBio BrewFest on Nov. 6 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

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