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Venture accelerator sets application deadlines for competing firms

VentureSpur: Seed fund sets program schedule for businesses seeking to win support.
by Don Mecoy Published: March 2, 2012
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VentureSpur, an Oklahoma City-based seed fund and venture accelerator, will accept applications through June 6 for entrepreneurs seeking to participate in a startup business “boot camp.”

The accelerator is looking for three companies to participate in the first 2012 class. Finalists will be announced June 13. Finalists will be invited to make a quick presentation in person or by web video to the accelerator management and investors.

The first three-month accelerator boot camp will start Aug. 6 and will continue through Nov. 5.

Throughout the boot camp, startup firms will office in VentureSpur's downtown Oklahoma City facility, receive mentorship and advising, and participate in workshops and seminars on startup topics. They will be authorized to use the “Venture-Spur Winner Badge” on their website and marketing materials.

On Nov. 6, venture capitalists, angel investors and industry leaders will meet in Oklahoma City to hear presentations from the three companies and to review any product or service prototypes.

Interested companies should submit an application online at VentureSpur.com/apply. The full accelerator program outline is available at VentureSpur.com/program

VentureSpur provides seed investment, a three-month “boot camp,” mentorship with successful entrepreneurs, office space, free services and access to further venture capital. It aims to host two boot camps a year for three companies.

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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