About Us

Mission:

Cowboy Technologies was organized in 2011 as a for-profit, limited-liability company owned by the OSU Research Foundation to be a catalyst for commercializing Oklahoma State University technology through successful startup companies. The Cowboy Technologies' mission runs parallel with that of Oklahoma State University’s land grant mission of taking university research from "CAMPUS TO COMMUNITY".

Strategy:

Scanning and Aligning Research.  Collaborating with the OSU Research Foundation's Technology Development Center and OSU's researchers to identify technologies that have commercial interest and viability, and progress them to later stages of development that will meet market needs.

Business Models and Plans. Working closely with developers and entrepreneurial leaders to develop business models and go-to-market plans.

Business Advising.  Providing ongoing business advisory services that include assisting in: creating appropriate company structure, creating company and investment closing legal documents, deploying day-to-day tactical operational tools, identifying further management and advisory resources, and soliciting interest from and assist in negotiating terms and conditions of third party collaborations.

Investment Funding.  Providing sponsored research funding for technology development while still at OSU, and seed capital investment in startups entering into operations with licensed OSU technology.

Capital Raise.  Preparing and positioning startups to raise new capital from aligned investment partners and assist in negotiating terms and conditions.

Non-Dilutive Funding.  Helping startups identify and apply for state and federal government sources of non-dilutive funding.

Business Space.  Enabling startups with access to first class, scalable business facilities and amenities in Stillwater and the region.

Daniel Will
Executive Director
(405) 744-4156
daniel.will@okstate.edu