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CETES

Cameron University's Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) is Lawton-Fort Sill's university-run entrepreneurship hub.

CETES helps start-ups and businesses in southwest Oklahoma launch and grow with the support of the SW Regional Director for the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (OKSBDC) under the direction of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

CETES is invested in the following services:

  • One-on-one business consulting
  • Office space [spaces available]
  • Co-working space [spaces available]
  • Entrepreneur training and workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • Student interns
  • OKSBDC/SBA consulting and lending advising
  • Support for business plan writing, market research, and much more...

Furthermore, CETES plays an active role in the following:

  • University educational programs and courses in entrepreneurship
  • Student shadow experiences with start-ups
  • Faculty-small business advising and course program development
  • Economic development initiatives
  • Chamber of Commerce small business committees
  • Lawton Business Women's Student Mentorship program
  • Young Professionals mentorship
  • Public-private partnership facilitation
  • Grant-funded community development
  • Leadership in state and national economic development organizations
  • Fires Innovation Science and Technology Accelerator (FISTA) support
  • And much more...

Since its opening in 2005, CETES has been home to more than 50 small business clients. Additionally,  it has supported more than 500 clients in the community. Current tenants include:

For consulting services at CETES, please register with the OKSBDC at www.oksbdc.org

For more information about current CETES programming, please "like" us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cetes.director

Further inquiries may be addressed to the Director, Dr. Samantha Lankford at slankford@cameron.edu or at 580.581.5446.

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