Conduit Initiative:

Bringing 21st Century Tech Entrepreneurship to Rural Southern Oklahoma

Our mission is clear: through the Build to Scale grant, we aim to foster the development of scalable technology startup companies as a strategic economic advancement initiative. These startups not only generate quality employment opportunities within our community but also create products and services with export potential, contributing to the economic prosperity of our area.

Recognizing the unique challenges posed by our relatively small population in Ada and Pontotoc County, we realized the importance of broadening our scope. With that in mind, we expanded our service area to encompass the entire Southern Oklahoma Development Association region. This area includes Pontotoc, Johnston, Murray, Carter, Garvin, Marshall, Atoka, Coal, Bryan, and Love counties. By casting a wider net, we are actively seeking and nurturing the next generation of tech entrepreneurs who will drive innovation and growth in our region.

At the Conduit Initiative, we are committed to building a stronger, more vibrant Southern Oklahoma, where innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development go hand in hand. Join us in shaping the future of our community and beyond.

Sunnie Dawn Baker

Digital Content Manager

Jake Cantrell

Scalable Investment Associate

Ashia Todd

Community Manager