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Entrepreneurial ecosystem planning

October 11, 2018 - A gathering of many of the most influential entrepreneurs in Oklahoma was held at the Oklahoma Ecosystem Forum for Entrepreneurial Catalysts. The event took place October 11, 2018, at American Fidelity Corporation and drew 50-60 investors and entrepreneurs.


The event included networking, rapid fire startup pitches, and a keynote presentation from Piyush Patel, angel investor and author of Lead Your Tribe, Love Your Work. Exaptive Chief Operations Officer Clive Higgins attended, noting, “The sheer extent of entrepreneurial activity in Oklahoma is stunning. But the discussions almost universally highlighted a difficulty with accessing the right resources at the right time to help them build their businesses. This forum tackled that challenge head on.”

Several focus groups brainstormed on big issues. Clive enjoyed participating in the working session that asked how to build a statewide resource list that connects all entrepreneurs, investors, and their community.

OKC entrepreneurs pitched to investorsKeynote speaker Piyush Patel, angel investor, author, former CEO of Digital-TutorsFocus groups tackled big issues about the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Oklahoma