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Software Business Accelerator

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Software Business Accelerator

The Software Business Accelerator program at the Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth focuses on all things tech-startup in the state and beyond. From hosting Startup Weekend OU each year, drawing in participants from other schools and even out-of-state, to using big data to create new software solutions that serves specific industries, the SoBA program has propelled the growth of the tech startup community in Oklahoma.

Conceived and launched with the College of Engineering and Dr. Sridhar Radhakrishnan, director of the School of Computer Science, SoBA has developed curricula focused on building specific software or web applications - complementing the broad theory taught in computer science core classes - that are used in the day-to-day work of startups. This has led to new extracurricular programming at the College of Engineering's Software Studio and the launch of Oklahoma's first developer boot camp, OK Coders.