Local Financial Institutions
Below are Stillwater's trusted local financial institutions. Each of these institutions are in good standing with the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce.
i2E was created in response to an Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) initiative and has become a nationally recognized, private not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is investing in entrepreneurs to build successful high-growth companies in Oklahoma. The organization achieves this by working directly with entrepreneurs, researchers and companies to help them commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access needed capital. The focus is on growing innovative small businesses in Oklahoma and making a positive impact on the state’s economy.
Cowboy Technologies was organized in 2011 as a for-profit, limited-liability company owned by the OSU Research Foundation to be a catalyst for commercializing Oklahoma State University technology through successful startup companies. The Cowboy Technologies mission runs parallel with that of Oklahoma State University’s land grant mission of taking university research from "CAMPUS TO COMMUNITY."
Small Business Innovation Research
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.