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.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Speakers

Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama As Bama’s Chief Executive Officer, Paula provides strategic leadership and direction to the entire organization. Her vision stands as a beacon for Bama team members, inspiring the organization to achieve the Bama mission – “People Helping People Be Successful”. Paula assumed responsibility as CEO of the Bama Companies in 1984, which now includes Bama Pie, Bama Foods, Bama Frozen Dough, Beijing Bama and Bama Europa. Under her leadership Bama has expanded to provide a wide variety of frozen desserts and baked goods to fast food chains and casual and family dining restaurants. Paula will be the featured speaker at Monday night's fireside chat.

Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama

As Bama’s Chief Executive Officer, Paula provides strategic leadership and direction to the entire organization. Her vision stands as a beacon for Bama team members, inspiring the organization to achieve the Bama mission – “People Helping People Be Successful”. Paula assumed responsibility as CEO of the Bama Companies in 1984, which now includes Bama Pie, Bama Foods, Bama Frozen Dough, Beijing Bama and Bama Europa. Under her leadership Bama has expanded to provide a wide variety of frozen desserts and baked goods to fast food chains and casual and family dining restaurants.

Paula will be the featured speaker at Monday night's fireside chat.

Sanjay Meshri, Executive Vice President of Advanced Research Chemicals Sanjay Meshri worked alongside his father to build Advanced Research Chemicals, a Tulsa-based specialty inorganic fluorine chemicals manufacturer. Their customers include companies like IBM, Medtronic and Panasonic. ARC has over 200 employees occupying over 250,000 square feet of production space with locations in the United States, India, and Mexico.  Sanjay will sit on Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

Sanjay Meshri, Executive Vice President of Advanced Research Chemicals

Sanjay Meshri worked alongside his father to build Advanced Research Chemicals, a Tulsa-based specialty inorganic fluorine chemicals manufacturer. Their customers include companies like IBM, Medtronic and Panasonic. ARC has over 200 employees occupying over 250,000 square feet of production space with locations in the United States, India, and Mexico. 

Sanjay will sit on Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

Teresa Knox, Founder of Community Care College Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a 4th generation Oklahoman, Teresa is the Founder and former CEO of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College . In the summer of 2015; she converted the colleges from a for-profit corporation, to a public charity, 501(c)(3) called Community HigherEd. Teresa worked as a dental assistant for 7 years before coming up with the idea of opening a dental assisting school. She believes in the incredible power of career-focused education and wanted to share with others that you don’t have to settle…that you can get out of your situation, no matter how bad it may seem and a rewarding career is the foundation of that change. Teresa will sit on Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

Teresa Knox, Founder of Community Care College

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a 4th generation Oklahoman, Teresa is the Founder and former CEO of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College . In the summer of 2015; she converted the colleges from a for-profit corporation, to a public charity, 501(c)(3) called Community HigherEd. Teresa worked as a dental assistant for 7 years before coming up with the idea of opening a dental assisting school. She believes in the incredible power of career-focused education and wanted to share with others that you don’t have to settle…that you can get out of your situation, no matter how bad it may seem and a rewarding career is the foundation of that change.

Teresa will sit on Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

G.T. Bynum, Mayor of Tulsa G.T. Bynum is the 40th Mayor of Tulsa. Prior to his election, Bynum served for eight years on the Tulsa City Council.  During that time, he was elected as the youngest City Council Chairman in Tulsa history. Throughout his time in Tulsa city government, Mayor Bynum has focused on fiscal restraint, public safety, and infrastructure. He led the successful effort to enact the largest streets improvement package in the city's history, authored the first city sales tax cut in Tulsa history, crafted budget amendments putting Tulsa Police Department helicopters back into service and doubling the number of Police academies, authored legislation creating the first municipal rainy day fund in Oklahoma, and coordinated efforts to establish the first municipal veterans treatment court in the United States. Mayor Bynum will speak at the Camp II Grand Opening on Monday.

G.T. Bynum, Mayor of Tulsa

G.T. Bynum is the 40th Mayor of Tulsa. Prior to his election, Bynum served for eight years on the Tulsa City Council.  During that time, he was elected as the youngest City Council Chairman in Tulsa history. Throughout his time in Tulsa city government, Mayor Bynum has focused on fiscal restraint, public safety, and infrastructure. He led the successful effort to enact the largest streets improvement package in the city's history, authored the first city sales tax cut in Tulsa history, crafted budget amendments putting Tulsa Police Department helicopters back into service and doubling the number of Police academies, authored legislation creating the first municipal rainy day fund in Oklahoma, and coordinated efforts to establish the first municipal veterans treatment court in the United States.

Mayor Bynum will speak at the Camp II Grand Opening on Monday.

Becky Frank, CEO and Managing Partner of Schnake Turnbo Frank Becky J. Frank joined Schnake Turnbo Frank as a partner in 2000. Since then, the company more than tripled in size, expanded into new markets and broadened its services. She built her reputation by building community partnerships – first with Tulsa Area United Way and then with BOK Financial Corp., where she managed PR and community relations for a multi-state, multi-billion-dollar banking enterprise. Today, community outreach remains one of Becky’s favorite PR disciplines. She has created and executed wide-sweeping plans for a variety of clients nationally including corporations, universities, nonprofits and faith-based organizations. Becky works closely with CEOs and executives, providing confidential counsel on everything from career and life planning, pre-retirement career planning, goal-setting, interpersonal skills and individual reputation management. Becky will sit on the Rapid Fire Solutions panel on the Tuesday of GEW.

Becky Frank, CEO and Managing Partner of Schnake Turnbo Frank

Becky J. Frank joined Schnake Turnbo Frank as a partner in 2000. Since then, the company more than tripled in size, expanded into new markets and broadened its services. She built her reputation by building community partnerships – first with Tulsa Area United Way and then with BOK Financial Corp., where she managed PR and community relations for a multi-state, multi-billion-dollar banking enterprise. Today, community outreach remains one of Becky’s favorite PR disciplines. She has created and executed wide-sweeping plans for a variety of clients nationally including corporations, universities, nonprofits and faith-based organizations. Becky works closely with CEOs and executives, providing confidential counsel on everything from career and life planning, pre-retirement career planning, goal-setting, interpersonal skills and individual reputation management.

Becky will sit on the Rapid Fire Solutions panel on the Tuesday of GEW.

Kathy Taylor, Chief of Economic Development for the City of Tulsa Kathy Taylor is a native Oklahoman who learned the values of hard work and responsibility early, working her way through the University of Oklahoma after losing both parents shortly after starting college. Known throughout her career as a change agent, as Mayor, she led Tulsa through the worst recession in 70 years, completed the successful BOK Center and led the developing of ONEOK Field. As Oklahoma's Secretary of Commerce and Tourism, she led the team that brought Dell to Oklahoma and kept American Airlines jobs in Tulsa. As Oklahoma's Chief of Education Strategy and Innovation, she led a bipartisan team, including educators and legislators, to pass needed education reform legislation. She serves on the Board of Directors of Sonic Industries, an Oklahoma-based quick serve restaurant chain.  Kathy will moderate Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

Kathy Taylor, Chief of Economic Development for the City of Tulsa

Kathy Taylor is a native Oklahoman who learned the values of hard work and responsibility early, working her way through the University of Oklahoma after losing both parents shortly after starting college. Known throughout her career as a change agent, as Mayor, she led Tulsa through the worst recession in 70 years, completed the successful BOK Center and led the developing of ONEOK Field. As Oklahoma's Secretary of Commerce and Tourism, she led the team that brought Dell to Oklahoma and kept American Airlines jobs in Tulsa. As Oklahoma's Chief of Education Strategy and Innovation, she led a bipartisan team, including educators and legislators, to pass needed education reform legislation. She serves on the Board of Directors of Sonic Industries, an Oklahoma-based quick serve restaurant chain. 

Kathy will moderate Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

Tim Crawford, President and Co-Founder of Tenstreet In 2006, Tim Crawford co-founded Tenstreet, a fast paced, SaaS technology company providing software solutions for the transportation industry. He now serves as the president. Tim is a native Tulsan and attended the University of Tulsa. Tim will sit on Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

Tim Crawford, President and Co-Founder of Tenstreet

In 2006, Tim Crawford co-founded Tenstreet, a fast paced, SaaS technology company providing software solutions for the transportation industry. He now serves as the president. Tim is a native Tulsan and attended the University of Tulsa.

Tim will sit on Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

Meagan Farley, Journalist for KOTV As a broadcast journalist for KOTV The News On 6, Meagan Farley loves telling the stories of Tulsa's entrepreneurs. Serving as both an anchor and reporter, Meagan works to inform and engage the public as the city continues to grow. When asked about Tulsa, she says, "This is the greatest city I've ever lived in. I can say that having experienced seven  cities since moving from New Jersey in 9th grade. There is something about this place that makes it so special." Meagan will lead the fireside chat on Monday night.

Meagan Farley, Journalist for KOTV

As a broadcast journalist for KOTV The News On 6, Meagan Farley loves telling the stories of Tulsa's entrepreneurs. Serving as both an anchor and reporter, Meagan works to inform and engage the public as the city continues to grow. When asked about Tulsa, she says, "This is the greatest city I've ever lived in. I can say that having experienced seven  cities since moving from New Jersey in 9th grade. There is something about this place that makes it so special."

Meagan will lead the fireside chat on Monday night.

Tammy Torkleson, Founder and CEO of Indigo Technology Group Tammy Torkleson is President & CEO of Indigo Technology Group, an independent technology firm offering custom software solutions, application integrations, and business intelligence services. She founded the company in 2016 after spending three years with Roku, a consumer electronics and broadcast media company. As Director of Ad Operations, she was responsible for building and expanding the company's advertising operations, including managing channel partner accounts related to ad sales and audience development. Prior, Mrs. Torkleson worked as Director of Ad Sales Operations at Rovi (now TiVo), where she was responsible for both the advertising creative design team as well as the ad traffic team, and was the advertising technology specialist for all Smart TV integrations. Tammy will sit on Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

Tammy Torkleson, Founder and CEO of Indigo Technology Group

Tammy Torkleson is President & CEO of Indigo Technology Group, an independent technology firm offering custom software solutions, application integrations, and business intelligence services. She founded the company in 2016 after spending three years with Roku, a consumer electronics and broadcast media company. As Director of Ad Operations, she was responsible for building and expanding the company's advertising operations, including managing channel partner accounts related to ad sales and audience development. Prior, Mrs. Torkleson worked as Director of Ad Sales Operations at Rovi (now TiVo), where she was responsible for both the advertising creative design team as well as the ad traffic team, and was the advertising technology specialist for all Smart TV integrations.

Tammy will sit on Tuesday night's "I Built It Here" panel.

Jonny Price, Senior Director of Kiva U.S. Jonny first came to Kiva, a crowdfunding microloan program, in 2009 as a volunteer on a 5-month externship from his management consulting firm Oliver Wyman. After 6 years at Oliver Wyman, first in London and then in San Francisco, he joined Kiva full-time in September 2011, to lead the Kiva Zip pilot project. Jonny graduated with a BA in History from the University of Cambridge. Jonny will speak at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday morning.

Jonny Price, Senior Director of Kiva U.S.

Jonny first came to Kiva, a crowdfunding microloan program, in 2009 as a volunteer on a 5-month externship from his management consulting firm Oliver Wyman. After 6 years at Oliver Wyman, first in London and then in San Francisco, he joined Kiva full-time in September 2011, to lead the Kiva Zip pilot project. Jonny graduated with a BA in History from the University of Cambridge.

Jonny will speak at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday morning.

Gina Briggs, Founder of CFO Solutions Gina is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. She graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BSBA in Accounting, and is a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 55. For the past 30 years, Gina has built an unprecedented reputation in the Northeastern Oklahoma business community, having held senior level management positions in both industry and public accounting. This experience has yielded a wealth of knowledge and insight regarding the challenges CEOs can expect to encounter as they grow their respective organizations. Gina has extensive hands-on experience that is atypical for most CPA’s in public practice. Her expertise moves beyond just accounting and financial matters and includes general operations and talent management.  Gina will sit on the Rapid Fire Solutions panel on the Tuesday of GEW.

Gina Briggs, Founder of CFO Solutions

Gina is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. She graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BSBA in Accounting, and is a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 55. For the past 30 years, Gina has built an unprecedented reputation in the Northeastern Oklahoma business community, having held senior level management positions in both industry and public accounting. This experience has yielded a wealth of knowledge and insight regarding the challenges CEOs can expect to encounter as they grow their respective organizations. Gina has extensive hands-on experience that is atypical for most CPA’s in public practice. Her expertise moves beyond just accounting and financial matters and includes general operations and talent management. 

Gina will sit on the Rapid Fire Solutions panel on the Tuesday of GEW.

Nick Doctor, Chief of Community Development and Policy for The City of Tulsa In his role as Chief of Community Development & Strategy, Nick oversees large community projects such as USA BMX and the implementation of Vision Tulsa. Prior to joining Mayor Bynum’s staff, Nick served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Tulsa Regional Chamber. He previously served as a council aide, legislative liaison, and Tulsa Youth Council Director for the Tulsa City Council. Doctor graduated from the University of Tulsa with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science.  He completed a Masters in Political Management from The George Washington University. Nick will sit on the City of Tulsa panel on the Monday of GEW.

Nick Doctor, Chief of Community Development and Policy for The City of Tulsa

In his role as Chief of Community Development & Strategy, Nick oversees large community projects such as USA BMX and the implementation of Vision Tulsa. Prior to joining Mayor Bynum’s staff, Nick served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Tulsa Regional Chamber. He previously served as a council aide, legislative liaison, and Tulsa Youth Council Director for the Tulsa City Council. Doctor graduated from the University of Tulsa with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science.  He completed a Masters in Political Management from The George Washington University.

Nick will sit on the City of Tulsa panel on the Monday of GEW.

Lale Samara, Account Director for GitWit Creative Lale Samara has served as an account director at GitWit Creative since September 2016. Before that, she was an account coordinator at Acrobat Ant, handling day-to-day interactions with clients, keeping record of internal projects and deadlines, and managing social media and Google AdWords accounts. Lale will sit on the Rapid Fire Solutions panel on the Tuesday of GEW.

Lale Samara, Account Director for GitWit Creative

Lale Samara has served as an account director at GitWit Creative since September 2016. Before that, she was an account coordinator at Acrobat Ant, handling day-to-day interactions with clients, keeping record of internal projects and deadlines, and managing social media and Google AdWords accounts.

Lale will sit on the Rapid Fire Solutions panel on the Tuesday of GEW.

Dawn Warrick, Director of Planning & Development for the City of Tulsa As Director of Planning & Development, Dawn is charged with implementation of the community’s comprehensive plan, adopted in 2010, which was the result of the very successful PLANiTULSA community engagement process. She is responsible for the staff, programs and activities of two divisions - Planning and Development Services. Dawn worked for the Louisville Metro Government and City of Fayetteville before joining our team at The City of Tulsa. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and a and Master’s degree in Geography, Urban Planning & GIS from The University of Arkansas. Dawn will sit on the City of Tulsa panel on the Monday of GEW.

Dawn Warrick, Director of Planning & Development for the City of Tulsa

As Director of Planning & Development, Dawn is charged with implementation of the community’s comprehensive plan, adopted in 2010, which was the result of the very successful PLANiTULSA community engagement process. She is responsible for the staff, programs and activities of two divisions - Planning and Development Services. Dawn worked for the Louisville Metro Government and City of Fayetteville before joining our team at The City of Tulsa. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and a and Master’s degree in Geography, Urban Planning & GIS from The University of Arkansas.

Dawn will sit on the City of Tulsa panel on the Monday of GEW.

Jim Coles, Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Tulsa Jim is in his 25th year, working at The City of Tulsa. He has filled a variety of roles within the City of Tulsa and is a wealth of knowledge on how to effectively use government. He manages a variety of public initiatives and funding sources to stimulate economic development projects in Tulsa. In addition, he is the primary staff person to the Arts Commission and the Tulsa Development Authority. He has past experience as an administrator for the Downtown Coordinating Council along with several other organizations and as a city planner. Jim will sit on the City of Tulsa panel on the Monday of GEW.

Jim Coles, Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Tulsa

Jim is in his 25th year, working at The City of Tulsa. He has filled a variety of roles within the City of Tulsa and is a wealth of knowledge on how to effectively use government. He manages a variety of public initiatives and funding sources to stimulate economic development projects in Tulsa. In addition, he is the primary staff person to the Arts Commission and the Tulsa Development Authority. He has past experience as an administrator for the Downtown Coordinating Council along with several other organizations and as a city planner.

Jim will sit on the City of Tulsa panel on the Monday of GEW.

Ben Kimbro, Councilor for the City of Tulsa In addition to representing District 9 on Tulsa's City Council, Ben Kimbro is the Senior Director of Special Projects for Ross Group, a Tulsa-based construction, engineering and development company. He is responsible for serving special operations forces and special enforcement and intelligence services with design, building and general contracting needs. He drives Ross Group growth-fostering relationships, leading to expansion in domestic and international markets. A believer in relationships, Councilor Kimbro has conducted business on six continents, where he maintains close personal friendships with leaders of business, industry and government that will benefit the economic growth of Tulsa. Ben will sit on the City of Tulsa panel on the Monday of GEW.

Ben Kimbro, Councilor for the City of Tulsa

In addition to representing District 9 on Tulsa's City Council, Ben Kimbro is the Senior Director of Special Projects for Ross Group, a Tulsa-based construction, engineering and development company. He is responsible for serving special operations forces and special enforcement and intelligence services with design, building and general contracting needs. He drives Ross Group growth-fostering relationships, leading to expansion in domestic and international markets. A believer in relationships, Councilor Kimbro has conducted business on six continents, where he maintains close personal friendships with leaders of business, industry and government that will benefit the economic growth of Tulsa.

Ben will sit on the City of Tulsa panel on the Monday of GEW.

Kevin Doyle, Labor and Employment Attorney for Pray Walker Kevin Doyle has been at Pray Walker since 1987, concentrating his legal representation in the areas of Management Labor and Employment Law, Creditors Rights and General Business and Corporate Law. He consult with clients concerning compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws and represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition, he assists in the negotiation of initial and renewed labor union collective bargaining agreements, union organizing campaigns and plant closing negotiation. He also has experience in drafting severance agreements, employment agreements, deferred compensation agreements, executive compensation arrangements, and reviewing employee policy manuals. Kevin will sit on the Rapid Fire Solutions panel on the Tuesday of GEW.

Kevin Doyle, Labor and Employment Attorney for Pray Walker

Kevin Doyle has been at Pray Walker since 1987, concentrating his legal representation in the areas of Management Labor and Employment Law, Creditors Rights and General Business and Corporate Law. He consult with clients concerning compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws and represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition, he assists in the negotiation of initial and renewed labor union collective bargaining agreements, union organizing campaigns and plant closing negotiation. He also has experience in drafting severance agreements, employment agreements, deferred compensation agreements, executive compensation arrangements, and reviewing employee policy manuals.

Kevin will sit on the Rapid Fire Solutions panel on the Tuesday of GEW.

 
 

Schedule

The schedule for Tulsa GEW 2017 is still being solidified. Check back here for updates and more information.

Monday

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.

 

Tuesday

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 66Register here.

 

Wednesday

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.

 

Thursday

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.

 

Venue Locations

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

 

The Forge

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

 

Tulsa Ballet

1212 E 45th Pl, Tulsa OK 74105