“I get asked a lot about and my time in Oklahoma and if I miss being a sportscaster and I am very quick to answer: it’s the people, I miss the people. That’s what make a place!”
Chris Harrison – TV Host | The Bachelor
The Oklahoma Entrepreneur Mentoring Program (OK EMP) is based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Venture Mentoring Service (MIT VMS) Model. The OK EMP will connect startup entrepreneurs in Oklahoma with experienced business leaders filling a current gap in Oklahoma’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and promoting small business growth.
The MIT VMS program is widely recognized as one of the most dynamic mentoring approaches in the world, and has been implemented globally in over 70 organizations. The model offers an unbiased, confidential team-mentoring approach, and will be the first MIT-based mentoring program for entrepreneurs in Oklahoma and the region.
Expanding Creativity & Improving Businesses
THE OKLAHOMA CREATIVE COMMUNITIES
Numerous small towns and cities throughout our state face difficult economic and societal issues that government programs and/or private businesses simply cannot solve. But through the Creative Communities program, our citizens can. Creative Communities fills the support gap, teaching citizens to find creative answers to old problems—using innovation to improve lives. Learn more!
THE OKLAHOMA ENTREPRENEURSHIP MENTORING PROGRAM
The renowned MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) is coming to Oklahoma as a special new initiative of Creative Oklahoma to expand their educational offerings to further spur creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in the state. Creative Oklahoma is building upon ten years of success as the first statewide initiative in the U.S. to advance creativity and innovation in education, commerce and culture to improve the economy and life quality of its citizens. Learn more!