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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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BrewFest moves to larger venue for Nov. 6 event

Last year’s OKBio BrewFest, an annual fundraiser that features local breweries, was such a success that it has moved into a ballpark.

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Hot software sector makes Oklahoma ‘cool’

In the entrepreneurial space, “cool” really has nothing to do with physical features. It is more of a state of mind and community. Think Austin, Texas, or Portland, Ore., or San Francisco.

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i2E leads $1.75 million investment in WeGoLook

From The Oklahoman: i2E Inc. recently closed on a $1.75 million Series A equity investment in Oklahoma City-based WeGoLook LLC.

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i2E leads $1.75M investment in WeGoLook

i2E, Inc., recently closed on a $1.75 million Series A equity investment in Oklahoma City-based WeGoLook, LLC, which provides onsite verification services through a national network of 15,000 field agents.

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States investing in science, technology

The State Science & Technology Institute, the national organization focused on improving state economies through science, technology, and innovation, recently chose Oklahoma as the site for the 2015 annual SSTI Conference.

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Education is business of Oklahoma businesses

We’d better accept that the education of Oklahoma’s young people is the business of business, and invite input from the business community on the appropriate standards of education.

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Dean McGee Eye Institute recruits top scientist

The Dean McGee Eye Institute offers Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos, a rising star at Harvard Medical School, an offer he can’t refuse to relocate to Oklahoma.

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A start-up’s biggest obstacle: funding

Three-fourths of the companies responding to our 2014 client survey said that access to capital is their most critical issue. They also tell us that’s why many of them first make contact with i2E.

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OKC selected to host 2015 SSTI conference

Oklahoma City has been selected to host the 2015 State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) Conference. The event will be held October 26-28 at the Cox Convention Center.

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