Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)

Join us for the upcoming Midcon VC Summit and secure your sponsorship or registration today! Explore the latest breakthroughs and investments from our portfolio companies, including Cadenza Bio, Myri Health, nSight Surgical, and Mate Fertility. Dive into our recap of Founder Hour, celebrate Susan Moring’s achievements, and stay updated on other community events. Plus, don’t miss out on the exciting events and job opportunities listed below!

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  • Portco News
  • Ecosystem News & Events

Midcon VC Summit 2024

Sponsorships & Registrations Open!

Dont wait! Purchase your MVCS ticket NOW! Your ticket will include entry into the Summit Opening Reception on May 8th and the Midcon VC Summit on May 9th. Registration costs are discounted for any Tech Startup Founder. Contact us at for more details! Sponsorships are closing soon as well! If you envision your brand making waves at the forefront of innovation and networking, explore sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 summit. Act quickly to receive maximum benefits and exposure. Reach out to Simone Sparks at to discuss options.

Cortado News

Susan Moring wins 2024 NVCA Rising Star Award

Award-winning news alert! Our Prinicipal, Susan Moring, has won the NVCA Rising Star Award. This award recognizes the next generation of venture capital professionals who establish themselves as the standard in the venture capital industry. This award is a testament to Susan’s hard work and her passion for entrepreneurship in the midcontinent. Let’s shower Susan with a well-deserved congratulations! Click here to read more on this award-winning news!

Why We Invested: Cadenza Bio

Discover our latest ‘Why We Invested’ blog spotlighting Cadenza Bio, authored by our Analyst, Mansi Patel. Delve into Cortado Ventures’ recent investment in Cadenza Bio, an Oklahoma-based life sciences company revolutionizing therapeutic solutions for diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). Explore the innovative technology behind Cadenza Bio’s approach, the unmet medical needs it addresses, and the compelling reasons behind Cortado’s investment decision.

Founder Hour Success! Founders: Past, Present & Future

Founder Hour was a hit! Guests learned about the ins and outs of what it takes to become a Startup Founder and how to evolve in the ever-changing world of VC. They also learned the importance of partnering with great ecosystem builders like The Verge to help you reach the next levels of success. We couldn’t have had this amazing event without our moderator, Cody Merrill (Personifyze CEO), and our panelists Deborah Moorad (CorriXR CEO), Dr. Pinkey Patel (Myri Health CEO), Raeed Zainuddin (Chronologic Founder), and Nathan Friels (The Verge OKC Program Manager), and our sponsors, McAfee & Taft and Regent Bank, who made this event a memorable success

Portco News

Portco Highlight: nSight Surgical

nSight Surgical is revolutionizing surgery, with the first machine-learning platform that ensures hospital patient safety, and streamlines the operative workflow. By recognizing safety moments in the operating room using advanced technology, the platform improves patient safety, and increases efficiency across the entire hospital ecosystem.

Myri Health in the News

Myri Health featured in Journal Record – Selected for Google Accelerator

In a groundbreaking move, Oklahoma City-based startup Myri Health has been handpicked to take part in Google’s accelerator program for women founders. This selection marks a great achievement, underscoring the exceptional promise and potential of Myri Health in the tech landscape. Led by Dr. Pinkey Patel, Myri Health aims to revolutionize women’s healthcare by offering postpartum rehabilitation and support through a mobile application. Discover how Myri Health is poised to make a meaningful impact in the realm of women’s health..

Mate Fertility in the News

Mate Fertility featured in Vator News

Mate Fertility was featured in an article from Vator News explaining how the demand for fertility services is on the rise, driven by factors such as delayed parenting and increased infertility rates. Mate Fertility stands out for its comprehensive approach to fertility care, offering a range of treatments, including AI tools, egg freezing, and surrogacy.

Ardley in the News

Ardley’s Haley Rader Wins 2024 Next Gen Leader Award

Haley Rader, head of product for Ardley Technologies, has earned the 2024 Next Gen Leader Award presented by PROGRESS in Lending Association for her remarkable contributions to streamlining the mortgage industry. Her leadership in developing Ardley’s actionable data intelligence platform has further enhanced efficiency and customer experience, increasing in volume. This award is a testament to her hard work and consistent dedication to innovation in the mortgage industry.

Portco Jobs

Ecosystem News & Events

Builder Highlight: 36 Degrees North

Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 36 Degrees North is a hub for entrepreneurs, remote workers, and startups. Offering workspaces, invaluable resources, and a thriving community, it’s the go-to destination for ambitious entrepreneurs looking to flourish in Tulsa. In addition to functioning as an ecosystem, 36 Degrees North distinguishes itself by hosting its own incubator program, providing a supportive environment for entrepreneurs seeking to gain traction in the startup realm.

Upcoming List of Events

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