So you’ve got this great idea and you’re ready to trek into the world of entrepreneurship. Where do you begin? From the amount of capital needed to where to go for advice, the process can be daunting. But perhaps one of the most important decisions an entrepreneur will face is where to locate in order to have access to the best support and resources. We suggest right here in Greater Oklahoma City.
Over the last decade, our region has invested millions of dollars in the areas entrepreneurs need it the most - infrastructure, access to capital and support.
Greater Oklahoma City has several organizations dedicated specifically to supporting high-tech entrepreneurs and are walking alongside entrepreneurs through the startup process. They include:
- GrowInOKC.com is a website specifically geared toward the OKC entrepreneur, with interviews, how-tos, news for entrepreneurs, and other resources.
- i2E is an Oklahoma City-based company dedicated specifically to growing innovative small businesses by helping entrepreneurs, researchers and companies commercialize their technologies and access capital.
- Office of Entrepreneurial Development, which provides resources and assistance to entrepreneurs in high-growth sectors; and
- OCAST (the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology), an agency dedicated to investing in technology transfer and commercialization.