in Oklahoma

Launch • Grow • Thrive


Awarded to 

Oklahoma startups


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, secure early-stage seed funding 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...


We foster meaningful connections and partnerships in Oklahoma through events, such as our annual OK-WISE Conference, and various online resources.

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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."


We support Oklahoma-based entrepreneurs and small businesses through mentoring programs like SBIRx and vital resources for growth.

Not sure if we can help you?

Let's chat to find out

201 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072
4502 E 41st Street, Office 209
Tulsa, OK 74135
(405) 325-7804
(918) 660-3227
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.