Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)

Sponsorships and registration are now available for our upcoming Midcon VC Summit, and tickets are live for our Founder Hour. Discover the latest investments and significant advancements made by our portfolio companies, such as CorriXR, Ardley, Nuview, and Boddle. Additionally, explore other community events and job opportunities listed below.

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  • Midcon VC Summit 2024
  • Cortado News
  • Portco News
  • Ecosystem News & Events

Midcon VC Summit 2024

Sponsorships & Registrations Open!

The 2023 Midcon VC Summit was a resounding success, thanks in part to the support of our outstanding sponsors. We’re thrilled to present various sponsorship opportunities that offer significant visibility to our audience of founders, innovators, investors, and business leaders across the region. Our sponsorship packages include prestigious benefits such as opportunities for on-stage speaking engagements, sponsor booths, exclusive exhibit spaces, complimentary tickets, branded swag items at the bar, prominent branding on the main stage, and featured placements in our program book.

If you envision your brand leading the charge in innovation and networking, we encourage you to explore the sponsorship options available for the 2024 summit. Details about our sponsorship opportunities are at the bottom of our event page. For further inquiries or to discuss sponsorship options, please contact Simone Sparks at

Our early bird registration is still open until March 29th at 11:59 pm! Don’t delay in taking advantage of discounted pricing. Register Now!

Cortado News

Cortado Ventures Recognized for Diversity Advocacy

A recent feature by Forbes contributor Soulaima Gourani highlighted our efforts to empower minority entrepreneurs, showcasing our dedication to fostering inclusivity and innovation in the startup ecosystem. Check out the full article on Forbes to learn more about the importance of diversity in entrepreneurship.

Why We Invested: CorriXR Therapeutics

Discover our latest ‘Why We Invested’ blog spotlighting CorriXR Therapeutics. Authored by our Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Cody Merrill, this article delves into CorriXR’s mission to combat drug resistance in cancer cells. Read more on the insight of our investment in CorriXR Therapeutics!

Founder Hour Q1

Founders: Past, Present, & Future

Join Cortado Ventures for our quarterly Founder Hour event, where we explore the theme ‘Founders: Past, Present and Future.’ Listen as founders with over a decade of experience share alongside founders shaping the current landscape and emerging talent. All will share their journeys, challenges, and strategies for success. Guests will also hear from The Verge OKC the significance of supporting startups and the pivotal role a Founder’s ecosystem plays in their growth. Don’t miss out on this enlightening discussion! RSVP Today!

Enjoy an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Attire will be smart casual.

Portco News

Portco Highlight: Boddle Learning

Discover Boddle Learning, founded by Edna Martinson and Clarence Tan, where igniting children’s love for learning is more than a mission. Their vision for inclusive education offers a dynamic gaming platform that captivates young minds worldwide. Their approach transforms practice into play, empowering students with personalized learning experiences.

Ardley in the News

Ardley Launches Autopilot Underwriting Engine

Nathan Den Herder, CEO and Founder of Ardley, sits down for an exclusive interview to discuss the launch of their cutting-edge autopilot underwriting engine.  Featured in top publications, including Housingwire, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Mortgage News, and PR Newswire, this innovative technology is set to revolutionize the industry. Stay tuned for insights straight from the source!

Nuview in the News

Nuview acquires Astraea

As part of the relentless pursuit to redefine the boundaries of Earth observation, Nuview announced its acquisition of Astraea, a leading spatial intelligence platform. This move marks a milestone in their journey to revolutionize the Earth observation industry. Astraea’s technology integrates real-time imagery and perfectly aligns with Nuview’s mission to provide unparalleled insights into the Earth’s surface. Read more on this acquisition!

Portco Jobs

Ecosystem News & Events

Builder Highlight: Launch OKC Metro

Launch OKC Metro is a dynamic platform dedicated to fostering connections between entrepreneurs and various sources of capital. Led by a team of ecosystem builders, Launch OKC Metro empowers entrepreneurs through connections and tailored resources, promoting growth in Oklahoma City’s startup scene.


Explore More Ecosystem Events – HERE



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