Cimarron supports its affiliate Development Capital Networks in hosting the UAS Tech Forum


Robert Heard, Cimarron Capital – 405-848-3572
Amanda Radovic – 480-477-6408

Cimarron Capital Partners –

September 1, 2016 | Oklahoma City, OK - The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Tech Forum will take place September 7-8, 2016, at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel, 6300 Waterford Boulevard in Oklahoma City, OK.

The UAS Tech Forum will be a convergence of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, tech transfer professionals, economic development officials and other service providers in the UAS industry. The event will feature tech presentations, valuable networking with attendees and exhibitors, potential investment opportunities, thought-provoking panel discussions and relevant keynote speakers. Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR is pleased to be a sponsor of the event again this year!

Who should attend?
  • Small- to mid-sized companies and advanced manufacturers that seek to grow with the help of technology, researchers, licensees, developers, federal lab and university tech transfer officers;
  • Entrepreneurs who recognize the potential of the UAS industry and the talent that exists in the Oklahoma-South Kansas region;
  • Researchers interested in learning about new FAA regulations and creating a UAS company;
  • Service providers looking to help develop and bring resources to UAS companies; and
  • Industry leaders looking to build interest and collaborations in the industry in a variety of categories.

The event is part of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Cluster Initiative (UASCI) for the Oklahoma and South Kansas region, a collaboration funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Tech Forum and the Cluster Initiative are managed by Development Capital Networks (DCN), an Oklahoma City-based company (, with support from the Oklahoma UAS Council and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

About UAS Cluster Initiative

The UAS Cluster Initiative will be serving manufacturers, investors and entrepreneurs throughout the 77 counties of Oklahoma and 28 counties of Kansas. The Kansas counties are home to many aerospace firms, and the South Kansas IMCP region (Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership, an EDA designation) is designed to deepen the innovative capacity of the region with a strategy centered on developing university centers of excellence and industry driven curriculum to support manufacturers in flexible design, advanced materials development, automation, and prototyping.

The UAS Cluster Initiative will be serving manufacturers, investors and entrepreneurs in the Choctaw Promise Zone. The goals of the Promise zone include attracting private investment, improving affordable housing availability, improving educational opportunities, reducing serious and violent crimes, and assisting local and tribal leaders in navigating federal programs and cutting through red tape. The Promise Zone is introducing their manufacturers to the UAS Open Innovation Forum and identifying student teams to participate in the UAS Business Plan competition.

About Cimarron Capital Partners

Cimarron is a leading national investment management firm specializing in regional private equity. The firm, through affiliates, manages funds of funds in Oklahoma, Iowa, and Arkansas.