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Sooner Launch Pad application process:

The deadline for the 2019 accelerator has passed. Applications for Summer 2020 will be avaialble at the start of the 2020 Spring semester

Step 1: Fill Out an Online Application

Step 2: Participant Selections

May 8, 2019 - Applications will be conducted in two stages. In the first, a panel of judges selected from our investors and mentors will review submissions. We may invite select groups to the second round of applications, which will include asking for more detailed information about your proposal. From the second round we will pick 3-4 teams.

Step 3: Accelerate

May 29 - July 25, 2019 - The SLP executive director and staff guide participants through the business model deveopment process in cooperation with assigned mentors who are: entrepreneurs, professors, technologists, subject matter experts, attorneys and accountantsClasses, events, and collaborative work spaces are made available to Sooner Launch Pad participants in the Tom Love Innovation Hub. Participants are afforded works spaces, access to technical experts, and even food to help them drive forward with their venture development.

Step 4: Venture Strategy Sessions

Periodically - Venture Strategy Sessions are periodical sessions where emerging entrepreneurs present their ides to receive advice and assistance from a group of SLP mentors.

Mentors include: OU Price College of Business Entrepreneurship faculty, CCEW and the Office of Technology Development staff, senior executives, and successful entrepreneurs.

Step 5: Pitch Competition

July, date TBD