In this episode, the Lt. Governor talks with Sharon Harrison and Michael Grant about workforce development in Oklahoma. Their Workforce OMA committee was created to identify and drive initiatives for manufacturer’s workforce challenges in the state of Oklahoma. Listen in to learn about the program and hear how it is helping out this important Oklahoma industry.
The global water crisis claims about 3.4 million people every single year. That’s because 2.1 billion people lack access to clean water and on top of that 34% of the world’s population lack improved sanitation facilities. However, Water4, an Oklahoma nonprofit has made it its mission to make those statistics a thing of the past. Water 4 believes that this crisis cannot be solved with charity alone, but rather action, education, and implementation of clean water standards on the ground in these affected areas. That’s why they take the solution to the communities affected and partner with them to maintain their own clean water systems which helps to create a water infrastructure that is sustainable. And they do this with parts manufactured in Oklahoma City. Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell talks with CEO and President of Water 4, Matt Hangen to learn more. Its quite a story of how a local nonprofit is using innovation to change the world and give people in other countries a chance at entrepreneurship.
What happens when two engineers who love data come together with an idea to be able to determine a person’s susceptibility to disease and how certain treatments might affect their body based on their genetic makeup? AJ Rosenthal joins Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell to discuss how a question from his young son led to he and business partner Warren Gieck pursuing bioInformatics and launching their company General Genomics, Inc.
In this short and sweet segment you will hear from Team Cultivate. They share was make's Cultivate different. There are many accelerators/incubators in OKC all doing great things, so why Cultivate?
Ever meet someone who is passionate about something? It's invigorating. That is how we feel when we spend time with Valerie McMurry and Julie Coffee, Co-Founders of Ground Root Development. Hear how their vision for creating a redemptive atmosphere in south OKC is transforming an entire neighborhood
In this episode we hear from a creative genius with a heart for people. Caleb Arter, owner of Blue7, puts relationship back into retail. The "Frankin Flannels", hat station where you an create a one of a kind hat, to the home items and gifts, Blue7 is full of
In this introductory episode we hear from several Cultivate team members, Lance Humphreys, Shenita Jefferson, Natanya Hernandez & Tracy Zserdin. They share what Cultivate's vision is for OKC, how they are executing that vision, and what type of ventures should apply. Come back next week to meet the current Fellows, and hear their Cultivate Stories.
In this episode, Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell talks with Craig Shimasaki of Moleculera Labs. Dr. Shimasaki is an author, entrepreneur, and great spokesman for the Oklahoma Innovation Model. Learn about what precision medicine is, how his company is researching possible future COVID treatments and listen to his advice to fellow biotech entrepreneurs. The biotech industry benefits the State of Oklahoma because of companies like Moleculera Labs.
Today’s theme is technology integration, more specifically having to do with websites and their supporting technology. Even the smallest business must have a website, and the notion of setting one up can feel daunting for someone on their own trying to start a business and dealing with everything that goes along with that. It’s a manageable process but there are pitfalls to avoid up front that can save you tons of trouble down the road.Our guest today is Shawn Wright, a partner at Project 3810 that has worked in the technology industry, specifically handling the business of websites and their underlying technology, for decades.