Venture accelerator firm pleased with applicants for program

An Oklahoma City business aimed at helping to nurture startup companies is nearing its initial deadline for early-stage companies seeking its services.
by Don Mecoy Published: May 10, 2012

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.

by Don Mecoy
Business Editor
Business Editor Don Mecoy has covered business news for more than a decade after earlier working on The Oklahoman's city, state and metro news desks, including a stint as city editor. He has won state and regional journalism awards for business,...
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