Meet Our Biggest Accelerator Cohort Yet!

In April 2022, we teamed up with partner organizations and fellow ecosystem builders to recruit startups to participate in our upcoming accelerator. With an incredible response, it became clear that heartland startups were focused on making an effort to transform industries as we know them through research and innovation. Our cohort consists of startups across diverse industries including AI, sustainable tech, and bio/life sciences.

Today, we’re pleased to announce the startups who will be participating in our 8-week virtual accelerator making these research-driven products, one step closer to the marketplace. These companies were selected in collaboration with OK Catalyst partners including Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, Startup Junkie, and Witchita State University. OK Catalyst programs are made possible by support from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology.

Keep reading to learn more!


Kailua, HI

Ai.Fish was formed to bring the latest in artificial intelligence research to problems in marine sustainability and conservation. Ai.Fish is capable of speeding up some of the most time-consuming parts of the Electronic Monitoring review process for marine ecosystems including preprocessing, catch detection, active learning, and integration.


Fort Worth, TX

Animal Cloud is a platform for smart devices that creates a flywheel of value with scientific research, military software, and cutting-edge IoT technology. Animal Cloud is building an ecosystem of connected technologies for the animal industry, where devices can be monitored and controlled from anywhere and technology is shared.


Whitewater, KS

ARC Technology Solutions LLC designs, manufactures and services innovative technical solutions for the largest global industrial companies. ARC’s solutions include automated electrical and component end-of-line (EOL) functional test; specialized manufacturing and assembly solutions for sustainment, torque, and gauging applications.


Debord, KY

Boxvana specializes in workforce housing that is affordable, hurricane safe, sustainable, modern and contemporary. Boxvana uses a material called LitePan® which is an advanced composite material system that weighs far less than wood, concrete, and steel. Because it weighs so much less, LitePan® can be transported quickly and easily, then assembled in mere hours or days.


Fayetteville, AR

CatalzeH20 technologies remove and destroy key contaminants in water while reducing the amount of toxic solid waste being shipped to landfills in order to improve water safety for all humans, and the health of the planet.


Louisville, KY

DesiCorp Inc. is developing a freeze-dried blood product that can be infused into injured warfighters immediately at the point of injury on the battlefield or to any other patients in remote or austere locations to treat traumatic blood loss.


Oklahoma City, OK

The Group E.N.F. International is specialized in the production of industrial gaskets and the commercialization of every type of hose and fitting for the fluids transfer in all industrial sectors.


Stillwater, OK

Frontier Electronic Systems Corporation excels as an award-winning leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, cost-effective electronic systems and equipment for government and commercial customers.