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Mark Lauinger


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. 

Our mission is investing in entrepreneurs to build successful high growth companies in Oklahoma. 

We achieve our mission by working directly with entrepreneurs, researchers and companies to help them commercialize their technologies,
launch and grow new businesses and access needed capital.  

Our focus is on growing innovative small businesses in Oklahoma and making a positive impact on the state’s economy.


Over our 17-year history, i2E’s nationally recognized services have provided business expertise and funding to more than 650 of Oklahoma’s emerging small businesses.

With more than $49 million of investment capital under management, we are focused on serving Oklahoma companies in all phases of the business life cycle, from startups looking for their first round of capital to established businesses seeking funding to expand their markets or products.

We are helping launch new products into the marketplace more efficiently and more quickly while providing guidance to bring more non-dilutive funding to Oklahoma’s researchers and entrepreneurs. Through our proven business and venture development process, we turn innovations into successful enterprises.