November 13-16, 2017
"Build It Here"
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
In Tulsa, GEW is an opportunity to explore the entrepreneurial community and startup companies that are changing the world- and the programs and resources that have helped them along the way.
The theme for Tulsa GEW 2017 is "Build It Here." We believe that Tulsa is the best place to take your business from just an idea to a successful, sustainable enterprise. Tulsa’s passionate and collaborative community rallies behind new businesses, and our robust infrastructure supports them as they grow. Forbes recently named Tulsa as the number one city for young entrepreneurs, and we are excited to spend Global Entrepreneurship Week exploring all the reasons why.
Tulsa GEW 2017 Sponsored By:
The schedule for Tulsa GEW 2017 is still being solidified. Check back here for updates and more information.
Demystifying City Hall
Monday, Nov 13 @ 11:30am- 1:00pm at the City of Tulsa City Hall
Effectively use your local government as a support tool for your business. Local entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to learn more about how the City of Tulsa can help their businesses. This time is designed to help you navigate City Hall and all the processes within it. At the panel discussion, you’ll be able to ask questions on everything from permitting and ADA compliance to ordinances and how to communicate with elected officials. Lunch is provided, but registration is required. Register here.
36 Degrees North Camp II Grand Opening
Monday, Nov 13 @ 3:30pm- 4:30pm at 36°N Camp II
All are invited to join us as we celebrate the grand opening of our second location, Camp II. Hear special remarks from Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum and tour the new space, designed to support growing startup companies and their teams.
"Build It Here" Fireside Chat with Paula Marshall
Monday, Nov 13 @ 6:00pm- 7:30pm at the Tulsa Ballet Theater
At this fireside chat, Paula Marshall, the CEO of Tulsa-based company Bama, shares her story and gives guidance for entrepreneurs looking to build long-lasting businesses in our city. You're invited to join us as she explains what it took for her to become one of the nation's most successful female businesswomen and how those lessons can be applied to your own entrepreneurial journey. Discussion will be led by local journalist Meagan Farley. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here.
Open for Business: A Startup Guide
Tuesday, Nov 14 @ 8:30am- Noon at 36 Degrees North
At this workshop, entrepreneurs will get a complete, step-by-step guide on starting a business, from inception all the way through formation and beyond. Admission is free, but registration is required. Register here.
Business Behind the Scenes: Rapid Fire Solutions
Tuesday, Nov 14 @ 11:30am- 1:00pm at Central Center Auditorium
Listen and participate as attendees take turns asking specific questions about challenges they are facing and receive answers from a panel of experts, including Becky Frank of Schnake Turnbo Frank, Gina Briggs of CFO Solutions, Kevin Doyle of PrayWalker, and Lale Samara of GitWit Creative. RSVP for lunch.
SCORE Business Workshop: Playing the IRS Tax Code Game
Tuesday, Nov 14 @ 1:00pm- 4:00pm at 36 Degrees North
Entrepreneurs will get Tax Tips and Tricks and learn about the vast resources available for FREE in Tulsa.
"I Built It Here" Panel Discussion
Tuesday, Nov 14 @ 6:00pm- 7:30pm at the OSU Tulsa Auditorium
Some of Tulsa's most successful entrepreneurs are coming together for GEW to share their stories of successes, failures and what they learned as they built their businesses in our city. Panelists include Sanjay Meshri, Teresa Knox, Tim Crawford and Tammy Torkleson. Moderated by Kathy Taylor. Sponsored by Kiva Tulsa. Refreshments provided by Kitchen 66. Register here.
1 Million Cups with Jonny Price
Wednesday, Nov 15 @ 8:30am- 9:30am at 36 Degrees North
1MC is a monthly opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and business owners. For Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, 1 Million Cups Tulsa is pleased to welcome special guest Jonny Price, the Senior Director of Kiva U.S. He will give insight into the creation of Kiva, a 0% interest crowd-funded loan program, and how Tulsans can use Kiva to grow their businesses.
Free Coworking Day
Wednesday, Nov 15 @ 8:00am- 6:00pm at 36 Degrees North
Coworking is a growing global trend. Entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers and remote workers around the world are sharing office space as a cost-effective way to grow and build community. 36 Degrees North is Tulsa’s top coworking facility, with high-quality workspace, meaningful resources and a diverse membership. We invite you to join us to meet other passionate business owners and try working in our space for free.
Turning Your Idea into a Bonafide Business
Wednesday, Nov 15 @ 11:30am- 1:00pm at The Forge
Tulsa is a great place to start and grow a business. Join us as we explore ways The Forge and other community resources can help take you from "thinking about it" to actually launching and growing your own business. Lunch will be provided. Registration is free, but an RSVP is required. Register here.
Don't Be Techtimidated
Wednesday, Nov 15 @ 1:30pm- 3:30pm at 36 Degrees North
If technology gives you anxiety, this is the workshop for you! Come learn more about the five pieces of technology that can be easily implemented into the day-to-day operations of your business, making your life a whole lot easier!
Tulsa Startup Series Demo Day + Kiva Tulsa Live Launch
Wednesday, Nov 15 @ 4:30pm - 8:30pm at the Cox Business Center
In celebration of 20 years of giving back to the Tulsa community, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation will officially launch Kiva Tulsa with a live funding event and press conference, in conjunction with the Tulsa StartUp Series Demo Day Final live pitch competition. From 4:30-8:30pm, make your investment in Tulsa at the Kiva marketplace by learning more about crowdlending, and contributing towards a local business owner - just $25 at a time. Grab a seat during the Tulsa StartUp Series Demo Day live pitches at 6:30PM to see five local entrepreneurs vie for $15,000, along with a yearlong desk membership at 36 Degrees North, and a dedicated yearlong mentor.
Mastering Your Personal Pitch
Thursday, Nov 16 @ 9:00am- 10:00am at 36 Degrees North
The Mine will teach this workshop on the art of storytelling using executive communication techniques, covering both how to craft and deliver your personal pitch and pitching best practices for all occasions. Admission is free, but registration is required. Register here.
ORU Global Learning Center Open House
Thursday, Nov 16 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Oral Roberts University
Tour Oral Roberts University's new Global Learning Center to learn how they're using augmented and virtual reality learning to change the education landscape. RSVP here.
GEW Celebration Party Powered By TYPros + R.I.S.E + HYPE
Thursday, Nov 16 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Agora Event Center
Come celebrate with us as we wrap up Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. Mix and mingle with other Tulsa entrepreneurs while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres and a special Runway Tulsa fashion show. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required.
36 Degrees North
36 E Cameron St, Tulsa OK 74103
36 Degrees North: Camp II
302 E MB Brady St, Tulsa OK 74103
Agora Event Center
1402 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120
Central Center Auditorium
1028 E 6th St, Tulsa OK 74120
City of Tulsa City Hall
175 E 2nd St, Tulsa OK 74103
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103
125 W 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74103
Oral Roberts University Global Learning Center
7777 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa OK 74171
OSU Tulsa Auditorium
00 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa OK 74106
1212 E 45th Pl, Tulsa OK 74105