Daniel Will is the Executive Director of Cowboy Technologies where he directs the strategy and activities of the company. Cowboy Technologies was organized in 2011 as a for-profit, limited-liability company owned by the OSU Research Foundation to be a catalyst for commercializing Oklahoma State University technology through successful startup companies. Through OSU researcher collaboration, Daniel and his team scan for and progress technologies that have a strong, commercially viable product-market fit. Cowboy Technologies provides business advising, sponsored research funding for technologies still at OSU, seed capital investment funding in operational startups, capital raise preparation and positioning, non-dilutive state and federal funding assistance, and access to scalable business facilities and amenities. Previous to joining Cowboy Technologies, Daniel worked for Agilent Technologies, Inc., a Fortune 500 life science and electronic diagnostics technology company, serving in a variety of roles including business development, product planning, marketing, sales, distribution channel manager, and product line manager. Daniel received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Kansas State University and his MBA at the University of Colorado.
Cowboy Technologies Mission and Strategy
Cowboy Technologies was organized in 2011 as a for-profit, limited-liability company owned by the OSU Research Foundation to be a catalyst for commercializing Oklahoma State University's technology through successful startup companies. Cowboy Technologies collaborates with the OSU Research Foundation’s Technology Development Center and OSU’s researchers to identify technologies that have commercial interest and viability, and progress them to later stages of development that will meet market needs. It works closely with developers and entrepreneurial leaders to develop business models and go-to-market plans, and provide ongoing business advisory services to the team. Cowboy Technologies additionally provides sponsored research investment for technology development while still at OSU, and seed capital investment in startups entering into operations with licensed OSU technology. It also positions startups to raise new capital form aligned investment partners while also helping identify and apply for state and federal government sources of non-dilutive funding. Finally, Cowboy Technologies helps enable startups with access to first class, scalable business facilities and amenities in Stillwater and the region.