Originally named Innovation Pathway, now shortened to iPath, this program held its inaugural installment in the first half of 2022 at OU’s Health Science Center Campus. The program has now been expanded to accommodate faculty, students or staff innovators from any of the OU campuses. Any OU founder – faculty, staff or student – with an idea to test in the market is encouraged to apply.
iPath is both an ideation program and a launch process that helps you articulate the value of your business proposition and create a launch plan that includes elements of business planning and capital strategy. This is done with facilitated elements of online self-guided learning, online live sessions, and in-person sessions. The first part of the program, the multi-week ideation process, helps you articulate the business value of your technical discovery and helps you understand what the market is telling you. The second part of the program, the multi-week venture development sessions, include facilitated interactions with investors and mentors, and an investment capital strategy module designed to prepare you, the founder, with tools and processes to plan your business, develop a licensing or startup pathway, and to raise capital where required.
This is done in a small cohort of like-minded founders:
You will receive:
Open to all OU and OU-HSC Ideators
Because, as an OU or OU-HSC inventor, there is no cost to you!
iPath sessions are scheduled on a rolling basis in small cohort groups. Apply now to join the next session.