Passion is defined as a strong and barely controllable emotion.To say Bobby Wintle of District Bicycles in Stillwater has passion for the business is almost an understatement.Join us to learn how Bobby and his wife Crystal have taken that passion to build a community and how it has impacted the business as well as their lives.
Apollo Woods moved back to Oklahoma City after living in Houston for years, he was looking for some great food like he had in Houston but didn’t know where to start.He knew there had to be people out there like him looking for great food, but not knowing where to find it.That’s where he got the idea for OKC Black Eats.
September 2020 Virtual Power Lunch Guest Speaker David Jankowsky, President of Francis Renewable Energy. With origins in the solar-power industry, David Jankowsky saw a problem in the electric vehicle market. With billions going into EV technology, Jankowsky noticed little of that funding was going towards infrastructure. While Tesla Motors may have popularized the electric car and built their superchargers, they’re all closed source.
For over 30 years, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) has been the state’s agency for technology development, technology transfer, and technology commercialization. With Governor Kevin Stitt’s goal to make Oklahoma a Top 10 state, OCAST is doing its part through partnerships and collaborations to stimulate economic development and technology-based economic development.
As a smart truck and trailer movement leader, Dr?v Technologies enables intelligent and safe technology in the transportation industry. They're developing the AirBoxOne, which controls tire inflation and deflation on the trailer dynamically based on the vehicle's load.
Before becoming an International Business Coach, Stacy Eads had been the CEO of a Norman technology company for over a decade when she fell in love with the book, Scaling Up by Verne Harnish.For Eads’ presentation for December’s OVF power lunch, she will teach a tool that helps expedite decision-making processes during stressful times, especially with all of the pandemic’s pivots. The OODA Loop, which stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act, has helped her clientele make better designs during moments of fight or flight.
With a background in government and public affairs, Tom Robins is putting his political knowledge to help Oklahoma grow as a Top 10 place for IT. In the fall of 2019, Robins started the OITA, the Oklahoma Innovative Technology Alliance, to give Oklahoma IT companies a voice in the public policy process.As part of his presentation for the Oklahoma Venture Forum Power Lunch, Robins will highlight the gist of their mission statement and how they educate policy members, members of the legislature, and others, the best way to create an environment for IT and technology in Oklahoma.
The growing market share of electric vehicles is rising at a staggering pace, and Oklahoma City is lucky to have a company located here that has positioned itself as a key stakeholder in the supply chain. In this episode, Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell welcomes Dirk Spiers, President of Spiers New Technologies. SNT specializes in the battery packs located in electric vehicles. Listen in to hear Dirk talk about their process, the different ways they utilize battery packs and his vision for the future of this rapidly growing industry.
In this episode, Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell interviews Sharina Perry, creator of Utopia Plastix. Utopia has created a way to use plants in the manufacturing of plastics. This method helps the plastics to become more eco-friendly and has the potential to change how plastic is created. Learn about Sharina's mission and how it helps guide her through the trials of being an entrepreneur.