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OU Startup Programs

Purposed with creating good companies and exceptional founders, OU Startup Programs is designed to foster and grow entrepreneurial development at the University of Oklahoma.

Startup Programs is the point of entry for all University of Oklahoma students and University affiliates to the University of Oklahoma entrepreneurial ecosystem. The organization supports entrepreneurs at critical stages of development, providing guidance and resources to carry entrepreneurs from ideation to launch to scale.

Our Programs

All of our programs are industry-agnostic, meaning any business idea, from consumer products to high-growth technologies, could be a fit. Our programs are also adaptive to an entrepreneur's individual needs and remain a viable option for businesses at any size or stage.

All programs are open to University of Oklahoma students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates (e.g., faculty or staff spouses or children (older than 18), university vendors and partners, and other similar individuals).

Startup Builders is an entry-point program for anyone interested in exploring a business idea or other entrepreneurial ecosystem opportunities. This program connects individuals from multidisciplinary backgrounds to create, design, explore and support entrepreneurial ideas.

Startup Accelerator is an industry-agnostic, 12-week program designed to help program members conduct rapid market testing, concept validation and business modeling for their early-stage business concepts.

Startup Incubator is a 12-month program designed to grow program members’ companies by creating an adaptive curriculum to support business management and overall growth. 

Which Program Is Right for Me?

All of our programs are structured to support businesses at particular stages of development. Download our Business Stages Overview document to discover which stage may best define your business idea. From there, we can work together to determine which Startup Program is the best fit for you and your business idea.


Our program staff currently hold office hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. for one-hour consultations. This service is available to anyone regardless of their affiliation with the University of Oklahoma or our programs.

Individuals can schedule as appointment to ask questions about available ecosystem resources, discuss innovative ideas with potential for business growth, receive feedback on business concept viability, and more. We ask that individuals provide a donation in the amount $50.00 for each consultation, though this request is waived for students current enrolled at the University of Oklahoma. 

Questions About OU Startup Programs

If you have any questions about OU Startup Programs or any of our programming, you can contact us via email by clicking the button below, by calling us at (405) 325-7808 or by reaching us on social media @OUStartups.

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