“Our experience in Oklahoma has been great,” he said. “The entrepreneurial community here is really tight; everyone works together. There are so many good Oklahoma startups here that are really helpful to each other. We've received mentoring and advice from a ton of people who have been successful in business — and they haven't asked for one thing in return. Here in Oklahoma, you take entrepreneurs' dreams seriously.”
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Rex Smitherman is interim president and CEO of i2E Inc., a nonprofit corporation that mentors many of the state's technology-based startup companies. i2E receives state appropriations from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Contact Smitherman at i2E_Comments@i2E.org.
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