About Us

The Catbird Seat is a small business incubator located in downtown Oklahoma City at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Santa Fe Plaza location. Our Business Incubator location offers innovative offices spaces, conference rooms, and break rooms to help get your organization to the next level. Being a part of the Catbird Seat means you get full level of support from UCO Customized Education. This support includes professional consultation, training that matches your organization, adaptive resources, and tax advantages.

Our History

The Catbird Seat is a certified business incubator in Oklahoma. It began as a partnership between the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) and the Small Business Development Center. After years of proven success helping Oklahoma businesses launch and grow, The Catbird Seat is now affiliated exclusively with the University’s Customized Education department.

Why the name?

“The Catbird Seat” is a desirable position that gives a person or organization greater advantage. The combination of being in the right space with the support and advice of the UCO Customized Education team puts your business into that great position.


The Catbird Seat is a member of the Oklahoma Business Incubator Association

Our Vision

For over a decade, UCO has been engaged in defining its role within the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. By 2013 an enhanced physical presence developed for UCO within OKC itself, including the creation of the Academy of Contemporary Music and the CHK|Central Boathouse.

UCO’s strategic plan, Vision 2020, runs parallel with Oklahoma City’s plans for economic development through innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

The Downtown Advantage

One result of that planning is UCO Downtown, a flexible urban learning facility on the border of OKC’s Business District and the recently designated Innovation District. Programs anchored at UCO Downtown include: Masters in Public Administration, Masters in Business Administration, and a Professional Science Masters program that will also serve adult learners.

The next exciting step for UCO Downtown is the renovation of Santa Fe Plaza which will be home to UCO Customized Education and The Catbird Seat.

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