Discovering Opportunities: Learn about The U.S. Treasury's SSBCI Funds through OCAST

Wed 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Financing

Join us for an engaging virtual event where we delve into the intricate landscape of funding opportunities facilitated by the U.S. Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) through the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). The U.S. Treasury's SSBCI funds, administered through OCAST, serve as a beacon of hope for Oklahoma's innovators and entrepreneurs. In this enlightening session, we bring together esteemed panels representing two pivotal programs fueling Oklahoma's economic growth: the Oklahoma Venture Capital Investment program, facilitated by Cortado Ventures, and the Oklahoma Business Lending Partnership program, spearheaded by the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation. Highlights Include: ๐Ÿš€ Insights from Cortado Ventures: Explore the realm of venture capital investment in Oklahoma and uncover the strategies driving success for budding startups. ๐Ÿ’ผ Perspectives from Tulsa Economic Development Corporation: Gain invaluable insights into the world of business lending partnerships and how they are fostering business growth and development across the state. ๐ŸŒฑ Key Information from Oklahoma Farm Bureau: Learn about the crucial role played by Oklahoma Farm Bureau as an OCAST SSBCI Technical Assistance provider, offering vital support to Oklahoma's innovators navigating the funding landscape. At OCAST, we are committed to driving innovation and fostering technological advancement in Oklahoma. Together with our esteemed partners, we are shaping a brighter future and making a significant impact on the entrepreneurial ecosystem of our state. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, connect, and explore the possibilities that lie ahead. Reserve your spot today and be a part of Oklahoma's journey towards a prosperous tomorrow!

Speaker(s): Mansi Patel, Investment Analyst for Cortado Ventures Ray Fitzgerald, Assistant Director, Loan Programs for TEDC Amarie Bartel, Rural Economic Development Coordinator, Oklahoma Farm Bureau

Co-Sponsor(s): OKSBDC

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals with appropriate advance notice. Please contact OKSBDC Training Manager Cindy Ruminer by email at or call 580-745-2877. All SBDC programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. โ€œFunded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.โ€

Fee: No Cost