Spark Series: Tips and Resources for Building a Technology-Based Company in Oklahoma
This program is designed to provide practical and strategic advice for early-stage companies or individuals looking to take their innovations or technology to market.
Over the course of the afternoon, you'll hear from experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals that manage, fund, and advise startups in multiple fields.
The program will also include a series of short presentations that survey some of the resources available to assist in starting and growing your business. A networking reception will follow the program.
1 p.m. - Opening Remarks
1:15 p.m. - The Corporate and Investment Lifecycle
2 p.m. - Avoiding Intellectual Property Diligence Pitfalls
3 p.m. - Local Startup Resources and Visions for Oklahoma’s Future
4 p.m. - Stories of Success From Entrepreneurs and Investors
5 p.m. - Networking Reception
Complimentary onsite parking is available.
John Hanak, Executive Director, Office of Innovation and Corporate Partnerships, University of Oklahoma
Tom Wavering, Executive Director, Tom Love Innovation Hub
Kristin Garcia, Strategic Development and Operations Director, The Verge OKC
Katy Boren, President and CEO, Oklahoma City Innovation District
David Kinsinger, Executive Director, Entrepreneurial Law Center, University of Oklahoma
James Spann, Founder and Managing Partner, Boyd Street Ventures
Gerald Sewack, VP of Scientific Operations, RA Capital
Rich Cilento, CEO, GlycosBio, Inc.
Max De Long, Director and Senior Principal, Individualized Medicines, Genentech
Deborah Moorad, Founder and CEO, JAX XII Holdings
Mike Moradi, General Partner, Cortado Ventures; Co-Founder and CEO of Sensulin
Craig Shimasaki, President and CEO, Moleculera Labs, Inc.
Meredith Wilkerson, PhD, Venture Advisor at i2E, Investment Principal at Plains Ventures
Questions? Email Susan Haag or call 574-514-6543