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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Experts to Lead Roadmap Training

Roadmap weekend is just over two weeks away; as program participants are gearing up for the weekend retreat at one of the most unique venues in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, 21C Museum and Hotel, we're giving you an exclusive look at the training topics and the robust lineup of speakers. Our presenters have a vast expanse of professional experience and know-how surrounding the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Participants can expect to learn about customer segmentation, funding strategies, intellectual property law and more.

Meet our presenters:

Cassandra Rigsby

OU Startup Programs Director, Tom Love Innovation Hub

Module 1: Value proposition and Customer Segmentation

As the founding Director of OU’s Startup Programs, Cassandra works to fulfill the I-Hub’s mission of advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Oklahoma and across the state. Specifically, Cassandra supports community-focused programs, providing individualized strategy support and coordinating mentorship for accelerator founders and incubator tenants.

Andrew Pollock

Managing Director, University of Oklahoma Office of Technology Commercialization

Module 2: Invention Disclosure & Commercialization

Andrew is the managing director for the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Oklahoma. The Tech Commercialization office helps OU researchers transform ideas into tangible impact and provides the highest level of fiduciary expertise for the perfection, conveyance and commercialization of OU intellectual property, and serves as a driving force for OU's economic impact through education, expertise, and efficiency.

Daniel Will

Executive Director, Brightest Orange Ventures - OSU

Module 2: Invention Disclosure & Commercialization panel

Daniel serves as the Executive Director for Oklahoma State University, leading the charge on a newly merged economic development program. Brightest Orange Ventures is expected to become a vessel for launching new products, guiding startup companies and building new community partnerships.