State-funded program managed by i2E boosts Oklahoma innovation
Innovation 2 Enterprise
FEBRUARY 9, 2020
By Scott Meacham. My mantra of investing, as any regular reader of this column knows, is capital begets capital. That’s why Oklahoma’s unique, pre-seed capital fund, Technology Business Finance Program (TBFP), is so critical to Oklahoma’s innovation economy. TBFP deploys state funding to provide equity-free capital for startups at such an early stage that there are virtually no other sources of capital available.