Nonprofit i2E Helps Hopeful Oklahoma Entrepreneurs

Published: Friday, July 14, 2017 10:00 am By: Stan Miller Source: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY - Have a brilliant idea and want to get your new product or service on the market? i2E is a nonprofit ready to help set you on your path to entrepreneurship.

"We help grow new companies in Oklahoma," said Scott Meacham, President and CEO of i2E.

It's a simple business plan Meacham came up with almost 20 years ago.

"I talk about where we help people is basically all the way from startup to bankable," he said.

He started i2E to offer advice and funding through investment partners to hopeful entrepreneurs. However, it first starts with an idea.

"Rather than creating a joint bank account you can create one of these cards and easily split expenses," said Yusuf Shurbaji, who pitched his product Toucan Pay during the Venture Assessment Program at i2E.

Through VAP, entrepreneurs spend three weeks testing their innovations, whether it's a service or a product, to see if it fits into the market and more importantly will someone pay for it.

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