REU awards provide funding that allows undergraduate students from institutions across the state to perform research at Oklahoma’s comprehensive research campuses (OU, OSU, TU, SRNF) during the summer months. Students benefit from hands-on research experiences in STEM fields and one-on-one guidance from faculty mentors through the program.
Tulsa’s StartUp competition is getting a face-lift a decade after its inception. Tulsa Community College and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation have re-branded it the StartUp Series as part of an evolution to better suit the needs of today’s entrepreneurs.
Sometimes, Oklahoma investors don’t realize the great opportunities for early-stage companies that exist in this state. When Oklahoma money goes “off-shore” to invest in entrepreneurs, startups, and innovation in Texas, Colorado or California, we need to speak up and remind people to take a good hard look at the early stage opportunities that exist right here before they help create jobs and wealth in some other state.
Dr. Elaine Hamm, vice president, Accele Biopharma Inc., will lead the students in the Who Wants to Be workshop where they will learn the basics of writing and presenting a business plan, including what investors are looking for in an entrepreneur.
Local startup Tailwind is growing and hiring tech talent, but not just in Oklahoma City. The Pinterest analytics company also has an office in New York City and recently hired its first person in Seattle.