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OU Entrepreneurship Expo seeks local business entries

The University of Oklahoma is seeking students, local entrepreneurs and business owners to participate in its upcoming second annual Entrepreneurship Expo.

The event is a collaboration between the Michael F. Price College of Business’s Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and the Tom Love Innovation Hub. The public event is scheduled for Nov. 21 to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 18-22.

The OU Entrepreneurship Expo is a trade show for OU students, Sooner Innovation Fund winners, local business owners, and entrepreneurs to exhibit their goods, services and concepts in an open forum, with opportunities to meet with potential investors, generate leads and sales, and build new business relationships.

Applications are complimentary, open to the public and due by Oct. 3 online at http://price.ou.edu/ouexpo. Exhibitors will be announced Oct. 25.

The OU Entrepreneurship Expo will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Tom Love Innovation Hub, 201 David L. Boren Blvd., on OU’s research campus in Norman.

Exhibitors will be divided into the following categories: early stage, which entails taking an idea on determining feasibility; developing a product, in which a proof of concept already is completed; testing, which means the first version of product already is developed; and selling, meaning an item or service is produced and ready to sell.

The event’s Angel Sponsor this year is Startup 405, and Startup Sponsors include BancFirst and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

Last year’s participants included entries from OU, the Moore Technology Center and even middle school students participating through Loveworks, Inc. The expo served as a launchpad for such products as bike racks, an app for drones using technology from the Advanced Radar Research Center at OU, homemade salsa, wedding planning services, and augmented reality apps, to name a few.

Additional information is available through Jane Stancliffe by email at jstancliffe@ou.edu or phone at 325-1638.

The Michael F. Price College of Business, originally established in 1928, ensures the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation. As OU’s second-largest college, the Price College of Business educates more than 4,700 students through undergraduate, master’s, executive and doctoral programs across six academic divisions in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Finance, Management and International Business, Management Information Systems and Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

For more information, visit price.ou.edu.

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