November 14-18, 2016

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. Whether you've been in business for 60 years or you're just thinking about starting, there's something at GEW for you.



Andrew Stroup

Keynote Speaker

Andrew is a serial entrepreneur focused on technology-driven initiatives with domain expertise in software, cybersecurity, robotics, and government. He currently serves as SVP, Global Information Security at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, building a X team to tackle moonshot goals to solve the hardest problems facing fin tech, cybersecurity, and the world. The Oklahoma State alumni also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow. Read more about Andrew. 

Women's Coworking Day Speaker

To Be Announced

Entrepreneurship Development Speaker

To Be Announced



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Pre-GEW Events



Kickoff at Kitchen 66
Monday, Nov 14 @ 11:00am- 1:00pm at Kitchen 66
Come kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week with a fun, farmers market- style lunch at Kitchen 66. The food incubator's latest tenants will be unveiling their newest recipes for everyone to try.

Lab to Launch
Monday, Nov 14 @ 5:30pm- 7:30pm at 36 Degrees North

Lab to Launch is a networking event bringing together university researchers and entrepreneurs to identify strong partnerships for commercializing high-tech products. 



How to Start a Business (For Students)
Tuesday, Nov 15 @ 9:00am- 11:00am at 36 Degrees North

Just because you're still in school doesn't mean you can't start your business today. If you want a practical, step-by-step guide for getting your business idea off the ground, be sure to attend this free workshop.

"I'm a Student Entrepreneur"
Tuesday, Nov 15 @ 2:00pm- 3:00pm at 36 Degrees North

Hear inspiring stories from real-life student entrepreneurs who are building successful businesses while balancing schoolwork at the same time.

Do or Die: How to Keep Your Startup Alive and Well
Tuesday, Nov 15 @ 5:00pm- 7:00pm at i2E

In the fast-paced world of startups a mistake can be deadly; learn how to avoid the pitfalls of those who have gone before you in a discussion led by i2E CEO, Scott Meacham.



1 Million Cups
Wednesday, Nov 16 @ 9:00am- 10:00am at 36 Degrees North

1MC is a weekly event for entrepreneurs to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and business owners.

Women's Coworking Day
Wednesday, Nov 16 @ 10:00am- 3:00pm at 36 Degrees North
Speaker @ Noon

Need to knock out a bunch of work? Want some feedback on a project you’re working on? Eager to build community with other women entrepreneurs? Join us for Women’s Coworking Day. We’ll start by attending the 1 Million Cups presentation at 9:00am, then FREE coworking for women begins at 10:00am. We’ll also have FREE childcare for children over the age of two.

Tulsa Startup Series Demo Day
Wednesday, Nov 16 @ 5:30pm at the TCC Center for Creativity
Tulsa Startup Series Demo Day is a competition for five companies to pitch their startup for a chance to win $15,000 to launch or accelerate their business.



Tulsa State of Entrepreneurship Report Open House
Thursday, Nov 17 @ 8:00am- 5:00pm at 36 Degrees North
The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation takes time each year to dive into our community, make observations about our entrepreneurial ecosystem and compile the Tulsa State of Entrepreneurship Report. Come see their findings for 2016 and pick up a copy for yourself at this come-and-go event.

GEW Celebration Dinner
Thursday, Nov 17 @ 6:30pm at the Bond Event Center

Join us for an evening dedicated to recognizing the events of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 and all that has been accomplished over the past year for entrepreneurship in Tulsa. We'll celebrate with good food, good friends and a special guest speaker!



Recovery Day
Friday, Nov 18 @ 8:00am- 5:00pm at 36 Degrees North

After a busy week, come chill out at 36°N. Free WiFi and Chimera coffee. No membership necessary.


Venue Locations

36 Degrees North

36 E Cameron St, Tulsa OK 74103


The Bond Event Center

608 E 3rd St, Tulsa OK 74120



618 E 3rd St, Tulsa OK 74120


Kitchen 66

907 S Detroit Ave, Tulsa OK 74120


TCC Center for Creativity

909 S Boston Ave, Tulsa OK 74119