8 08, 2019

OSU investment fund fuels aspirations of student entrepreneurs

By |2019-08-08T09:34:47+00:00August 8th, 2019|Oklahoma, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business awarded a total of $75,000 to three teams of Oklahoma State University student entrepreneurs this summer in the first round of a new investment fund designed to invest in budding student-led businesses. Called the Riata Pre-Seed Fund, the innovative financial tool invests in student [...]

12 06, 2019

OSU delegates share future bioscience innovations with leaders

By |2019-06-12T08:03:27+00:00June 12th, 2019|Oklahoma|0 Comments

Three Oklahoma State University researchers this week have been connecting face-to-face with some of the world’s top bioscience companies during the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. As part of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s branded Oklahoma Bioscience Association (OKBio) delegation, the three OSU-based delegates have been making the most of their meetings with top [...]

29 08, 2018

Oklahoma Catalyst Program teaches graduate students about integrating business, science

By |2018-08-29T16:43:56+00:00August 29th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Oklahoma|0 Comments

An Oklahoma Catalyst Program taught 29 graduate students from OU, OU Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa how to launch a business over the summer, according to a press release from OU research. The Oklahoma Catalyst Programs are an office of the Tom Love Innovation Hub, which held the program. [...]

22 03, 2017

OKC’s Datebox secures $2.6 million investment round, led by i2E Inc

By |2017-03-22T09:10:42+00:00March 22nd, 2017|New Investments/Awards, Oklahoma|0 Comments

Datebox Inc., an Oklahoma City startup company that provides couples with creative dating ideas and products, has secured a $2.6 million seed round investment. The investment round included $1.3 million from the i2E-managed Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund, along with $300,000 from the SeedStep Angels group, also managed by i2E. The seed round also included $1 [...]

12 01, 2017

Creation of Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) 30 years ago help fuel Oklahoma startup firms 

By |2017-01-12T07:11:57+00:00January 12th, 2017|Oklahoma|0 Comments

Author, visionary, and predictor H.G. Wells has been called the father of science fiction. In his most famous book, "The Time Machine," Wells propels his main character forward by more than 800,000 years to imagined worlds. When Wells was drafting this best-seller (long before there were any best-seller lists), the real world was at the [...]

13 04, 2016

Innovators & Entrepreneurs: Seed fund plants success in Oklahoma 

By |2017-07-14T21:20:14+00:00April 13th, 2016|Oklahoma, Startup Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Black Mesa in the Panhandle is the highest and driest place in Oklahoma. Black Mesa used to be considered a no-man's land. Paleontologists went there to look for dinosaur bones. It's the harshest, coldest place in the state. And yet, the flora and fauna reported in the Black Mesa are unique — some of these [...]

10 12, 2012

Oklahoma University, Oklahoma State, Cowboy Tech, and i2E partner in proof of concept center,fund

By |2012-12-10T10:37:40+00:00December 10th, 2012|New Fund Announcement, Oklahoma, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund|0 Comments

A collaboration between the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Cowboy Technologies, LLC, and Innovation To Enterprise (i2E) promises to increase jobs and greatly enhance the number of new technologies that are spun out of university laboratories and into the marketplace. It will also accelerate the number of technology-based ventures in Oklahoma. A Memorandum of [...]

13 11, 2012

Oklahoma Proof of Concept Center formed from regional partnership of universities, investors, and state-support

By |2012-11-13T08:41:20+00:00November 13th, 2012|Oklahoma, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

i2E has collaborated with The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology , the University of Oklahoma’s Office of Technology Development, Oklahoma State University’s Office of Intellectual Property Management and Licensing, and Cowboy Technologies, LLC to develop a regional Proof-of-Concept Center. Combining i2E’s venture advisory and investment teams with university technology commercialization staff the [...]

1 10, 2012

i2E scores a win for state in Oklahoma, leverages $23M in additional capital

By |2012-10-01T14:22:16+00:00October 1st, 2012|New Investments/Awards, Oklahoma, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

We had the opportunity to showcase innovation 2 Enterprise in a web-workshop earlier this year, a Oklahoma state supported POC/seed stage accelerator/investor. They recently reported a major success in leverging $23 M for Selexys Pharma and MPM Capital to sickle cell and Crohn’s drugs. Pending a successful trial there could be a payout of nearly [...]