OU Startup Programs
In fall 2020, the Innovation Hub launched OU Startup Programs, a collection of programs designed to foster and grow entrepreneurial development at the University of Oklahoma.
Purposed with creating good companies and exceptional founders, OU Startup Programs' program pipeline supports entrepreneurs at critical stages of development. Our four core programs provide guidance and resources to carry entrepreneurs from idea inception to market testing on through to their first round of funding.
Each program is adaptive to an entrepreneur's individual needs, and our programming remains a viable option for ventures at any stage.
OU Startup Programs is made possible by a generous grant from the EDA. Without its support, we would be incapable of providing these exciting programs for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Programs Overview, Applications & Registrations
Start-Hub is the point of entry for all University of Oklahoma students interested in or actively pursuing a project, prototype or business model. This one-year fellowship program connects multidisciplinary students from across the University to create, design or test those ideas.
We are not seeking applicants to Start-Hub at this time.
If you are interested in learning more about Start-Hub for later enrollment or any of our other student programs, we encourage you to contact our OU Startup Programs Lead with any questions.
Startup Innovation Fund provides University of Oklahoma students with an initial investment to explore their project, prototype or business model. While all students are welcome to apply to the Fund, applicants are strongly encouraged to have participated in Start-Hub before seeking exploratory investments.
We are not seeking applicants to Startup Innovation Fund at this time.
If you are interested in learning more about Startup Innvoation Fund for later enrollment or any of our other student programs, we encourage you to contact our OU Startup Programs Lead with any questions.
Startup Accelerator is an intensive, 12-week boot camp designed to help University faculty, staff and alumni participants conduct rapid market testing and concept valdiation for their business ideas. Accelerator curriculum largely focuses on customer validation, market sizing and human-centered design. The Accelerator is intended as a launching point for other accelerators or business incubators.
We are not seeking applicants to Startup Accelerator at this time.
If you are interested in learning more about Startup Accelerator for later enrollment or any of our other community programs, we encourage you to contact our OU Startup Programs Director with any questions.
Startup Incubator is a one-year program designed to grow OU Community members’ entrepreneurial ventures by creating an adaptive curriculum to support technology commercialization, venture management and startup growth. The Incubator is exclusively open to University faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates.
We are not seeking applicants to Startup Incubator at this time.
If you are interested in learning more about Startup Incubator for later enrollment or any of our other community programs, we encourage you to contact our OU Startup Programs Director with any questions.
OU Startup Programs is proud to announce our inaugural Demo Day showcase on November 4, 2021, at 5 p.m.!
We invite you to attend and connect with the exciting startups graduating from our Startup Incubator. These companies' founders, made up of university students, alumni, faculty and staff, are working tirelessly to secure funding, launch their products and scale their businesses.
Come see these companies and more while you explore OU’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem at OU Startup Demo Day!
Questions About OU Startup Programs
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