VentureSpur hopes to spark startup growth in Oklahoma CityPublished: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 By: Brianna Bailey Source: The Oklahoman
Determined to take their startup company to the next level, entrepreneurs Nicholas Seet and Ashok Kamal are living out of an RV in Oklahoma City for the next 12 weeks while participating in local business accelerator VentureSpur.
“My first company took 10 years to get off the ground, and this time I'm shooting for five years,” said Seet. Already a seasoned entrepreneur, Seet is a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos and sold part of his first company to Yahoo in 2011. Kamal is the CEO of another startup social media marketing company in New York City.
But they've chosen Oklahoma City as the launchpad for their next startup — Sivi, a web-based platform that connects other entrepreneurs with potential investors.