OKC Office: 840 Research Parkway, Suite 250, OKC, OK 73104
Tulsa Office: 618 E. Third Street, Suite 1, Tulsa, OK 74120
OKC Office: 405 235 2305
Tulsa Office: 918 582 5592
Description: i2E, Inc. is a state-sponsored non-profit organization that serves as administrator for several state-sponsored investment and loan funds. These funds are focused on a variety of industries and tend to be used for early-stage investment in established startups.
Opened in 1998, i2E primarily reports its performance in terms of the volume of private investments that occur as follow-on investments for companies i2E has supported. It currently reports over $440MM has been invested by private investors in these companies. The non-profit receives operating and investment money through both the state and federal government. Programs administered by i2E include the Manufacturer’s Innovation Fund, the StartOK Accelerator Fund, the Oklahoma Angel Sidecar Fund, the GrowOK Fund, and the Seed Capital Fund. i2E also serves to administer the SeedStep Angels group, which is made up of private angel investors.
The i2E’s Fellows Program matches graduate and advanced-undergraduate university students in Oklahoma with advanced-technology startup companies and other companies from their investment fund. The program is held over the course of 10 weeks from early June until mid-August. Contact Program Director Casey Harness for more information at (405)-813-2425 or via email: charness@i2E.org. i2E hosts a variety of events for startup companies and entrepreneurs around the state . Such events include the Governor’s Cup Awards Dinner, Social Entrepreneur Symposium, and the Workforce Oklahoma Partners Conference. These events are geared to connect entrepreneurs with partners and help engineer new ideas.