AJ Rosenthal is the president of General Genomics, Inc., a bioinformatics company based in Oklahoma City that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze the genetic and health histories of patients, predict health risks, and offer solutions for those risks through the Curo46 system. To secure funding for their research and development, at the suggestion of Shelly Klinger, AJ Rosenthal and his partner Warren Gieck sought assistance from the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and worked closely with Jessica Ervin; SBDC Technology Innovation Director, who was referred to them by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). With Jessica’s guidance, General Genomics submitted a grant proposal to the Oklahoma Applied Research Support (OARS) funding program of OCAST. General Genomics has since found working with the SBDC and Jessica to be a seamless process and has appreciated the resources and advice provided, including access to PitchBook and other helpful resources for researching and accessing seed capital.  

“For General Genomics, Inc., working with SBDC, and specifically with Jessica, was a very smooth process. Jessica was able to provide excellent advice and resources that helped in preparing our grant application. It’s clear that Oklahoma is serious about helping companies grow here. Additionally, having access to PitchBook and other resources they provided has been very helpful in researching and accessing seed capital.” 

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