Oklahoma's first venture accelerator has already received some good applications from startup companies seeking its services, but more applicants are expected in the coming weeks.
VentureSpur, a firm launched in Oklahoma City this year to nurture early-stage companies seeking to mature and attract capital, has set a June 6 deadline for early-stage businesses seeking help.
“The applications are coming in quickly,” VentureSpur co-founder and managing director Kraettli L. Epperson said.
“We're very excited about the applications we're seeing.”
The venture accelerator company follows a model of firms in other parts of the country that have successfully helped develop fledgling firms that have a business plan and perhaps a prototype, but haven't yet earned their first round of venture capital, Epperson said.
Speaking at the Oklahoma Venture Forum on Wednesday, Epperson noted that venture accelerators in other parts of the country have been successful at grooming companies that survive and sometimes thrive.
To apply with VentureSpur or to learn more about the company, go to venturespur.com