Launch • Grow • Thrive
Researchers & Entrepreneurs Trained
National Success Rate for sbir funding
Based at the Tom Love Innovation Hub at the University of Oklahoma,
OK Catalyst's mission is to help aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the state, who are passionate about growing innovation and making a positive economic impact, get off the ground through the
Small Business Innovation Research program.
How We Can Help You Launch or Grow a Business
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s SBIR program invests ~$3.7 billion annually into small businesses to do technology-focused research and development. SBIR success is highly correlated with venture capital success: the top ten states that receive the most SBIR funding typically receive the most venture capital funding.
We offer best-in-class programs to help you write and submit a successful SBIR/STTR proposal. Winning federal funding will support the initial stages of proof of concept, R&D, market research, business development and more. On top of that, SBIR funding can help de-risk your early stage startup, therefore attracting other investors.
Here's how we do it...
01 / NETWORK
We foster meaningful connections and partnerships in Oklahoma through events, such as our annual OK-WISE Conference, and various online resources.
02 / TRAIN
We are training the next generation of Oklahoma small business owners through hands-on training and guidance with programs such as "Researchers" and "SBIR Accelerator."
03 / MENTOR
We support Oklahoma-based entrepreneurs and small businesses through mentoring programs like SBIRx and vital resources for growth.