Jenae Goodin, BaB Co-Founder
As a Venture Advisor at i2E, Inc., Srijita Ghosh works with passionate founders to help them grow and scale innovative companies in Oklahoma and position them for investment capital. Srijita is a champion for the Oklahoma startup ecosystem and an advocate for minority and traditionally underserved entrepreneurs. Srijita is a global citizen with a diverse background and experience in mentoring startups, connecting founders to resources and capital, and economic development. Srijita Ghosh is grateful for a career that uniquely positions her to make an impact in the state by being part of a small but mighty community of women in venture capital.
Kristin Garcia, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem BuilderStarting The Verge OKC Entrepreneurship Hub (formerly the Kiln )
Fernando Ruiz is a full stack senior software developer, born in Mexico and raised in Oklahoma. Fernando is the co-founder of MyAddo a market place connecting USA businesses to Mexican manufacturers.
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