Our third 201 Talk, hosted by the Tom Love Innovation Hub, was held Wednesday, Oct. 10. Social entrepreneur Scott Warren, founder of Generation Citizen, joined us to talk about his non-partisan organization that promotes a civics education and provides youth with the knowledge and skills to be engaged citizens. 201 Talks are complimentary and open to the public; for more information, please visit our Facebook event.
The Tom Love Innovation Hub announces several new grant funded programs:
* Oklahoma Innovation Hub - a $564,250 Economic Development Administration University Center program.
* Oklahoma Catalyst Programs 2018/2019 - a $275,000 Small Business Administration FAST and Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) program.
* Agile Collaborative Prototyping Center - a $40,000 Oklahoma Business Roundtable and Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) pilot program.
* A new $87,500 subcontract from Oklahoma State University.
Want to meet with potential investors? Generate leads and sales? Build valuable new business relationships? Apply today for the OU Entrepreneurship Expo, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15!
The expo is a trade show for OU students, Sooner Innovation Fund winners, local business owners and entrepreneurs to exhibit their goods, services and concepts in an open forum. Applications are due Oct. 26; click here to read more about the expo.
Convocation for Price College will be held in the McCasland Field House at the University of Oklahoma on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. All students should report to the lounge area on the first floor of Price Hall no later than 9:30 a.m.
Our second 201 Talk was at the Tom Love Innovation Hub on Monday, Oct. 1, with former NASA Astronaut and a retired U.S. Navy officer John Herrington. As a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation, Commander Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space. His stories of struggle, mentorship and persistence served as a welcome reminder that our dreams and goals are gifts to pursue and enjoy with the world. We were honored to have Commander Herrington join us. For more information please visit our Facebook event.
Our 25th Distinguished Speaker Series featured Mendell Grinter, the founder of Campaign for School Equity, on Sept. 26.
The first 201 Talk of the year was held, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Tom Love Innovation Hub. This public 201 Talk featured Mokhtar Alkhanshali sharing his improbable journey of founding Port of Mokha Coffee and how it's transforming the lives of hundreds of farmers in Yemen. With a mission to improve lives, lift economies, and revitalize cultures, the purpose of Port of Mokha goes beyond selling the best, and most expensive, coffee in the world. Mokhtar's company has been awarded the highest coffee rating possible by Coffee Review and has outranked many coffees from world-renowned farms. Port of Mokha is a symbol of hope, bravery and the impact that following through with a creative idea can have on the economic development of a country. Additional information is on Facebook.
The University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business was named first in the Big 12 for the highest rate of first-time CPA exam pass rates for universities, according to a report released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
The inaugural Oklahoma Women Impacting STEM and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for Sept. 14, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Catalyst Programs, an office of the Tom Love Innovation Hub at the University of Oklahoma, is hosting the conference with the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Toast Design Studios, Devon Energy, Lobeck-Taylor Family Foundation, Citizens Bank of Edmond, Association for Women in Science, Oklahoma Women in Technology, Women’s Energy Network, Society of Women Engineers, REI Oklahoma, DayCreative and more.
The Tom Love Innovation Hub held its inaugural Oklahoma Catalyst Researchers Program this summer with 29 graduate students from the University of Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. The participants explored how to launch a business based on their graduate research.
Tom Lumpkin, Director of the Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and C. S. Trosper Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business, recently was named in the top 100 most influential strategy authors out of a total of 6,326 authors.
University of Oklahoma librarian Jeffrey Wilhite has published a new ebook about the Bass Business History Collection at OU’s Bizzell Memorial Library.
Established in 1955, the Harry W. Bass Business History Collection is one of the premiere business history collections in the United States. Begun with the purpose of collecting and preserving materials relating to the history of business and industry, today the collection contains 25,000 books, with approximately 2,000 published before 1850. “Ours Is a Business Civilization”: The University of Oklahoma Bass Business History Collection, with Annotated Bibliography of Fifty Treasures presents a thorough history of the collection, from inception to present, and highlights a wide variety of invaluable Bass Collection resources from the vault.
Click here to read the new publication about this important resource available for Price students and faculty.
On Jan. 24, OU President David L. Boren announced a leadership gift to the university from the Tom and Judy Love Foundation in support of Price College. In appreciation of this gift, the Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, the Innovation Hub, the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program are named in honor of the visionary leadership of Tom Love. Read the release here.
Tom Love is founder and executive chairman of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, which he and his wife, Judy, started in 1964 with one small location in a tiny western Oklahoma town. Today, Love’s has more than 420 locations across the country in 41 states and employs more than 17,000 talented team members. Love’s is recognized each year by Forbes as one of America’s largest privately owned companies.
The Winter 2017/18 issue of Price Magazine celebrates the 20th anniversary of Michael F. Price's transformational naming gift to the college.
Also, watch this very special tribute video to Mr. Price, featuring reflections from OU President David L. Boren and other University leaders who've formed fond relationships with our college's namesake over the years.
The Michael F. Price College of Business
ensures the enduring global competitiveness
of Oklahoma and the nation.