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Entrepreneurship Basics

  • 36 Degrees North 36 East Cameron Street Tulsa, OK, 74103 United States (map)

For entrepreneurs at the very beginning stages of starting a business. If you have a great idea, but need help getting it off the ground, this is the track for you.

Sessions (more details below):
Entrepreneur Resource Fair* @ 9am - 10am
Human-Centered Problem Solving @ 10am - 11am
Navigating New Business Paperwork @ 11:15am - 12:15pm
Lunch @ 12:15pm - 1pm
Creating a Business Model Canvas @ 1pm - 2pm
Funding Your Business @ 2:15pm - 3:15pm
1-on-1 Business Coaching @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm

*The entrepreneur resource fair is free and open to the public

Location: 36 Degrees North
Cost: $25, lunch included

Entrepreneur Resource Fair @ 9am - 10am
Enjoy a light breakfast and learn more about the dozens of entrepreneurial resources available in Tulsa. The resource fair is free and open to the public but registration is required.


Human-Centered Problem Solving @ 10am - 11am

Are you looking for new tools to solve problems with an impact? Human-centered design (HCD) is a creative approach to problem-solving that focuses on understanding your customers. The process starts with understanding their needs and generating solutions that are tailored to them. It also means creating prototypes and getting them in front of your target population. Hosted by The Mine Tulsa.

This workshop will help early-stage entrepreneurs:

  • Identify their target customer by creating a customer archetype

  • Learn new ways to better understand their customer

  • Ideate solutions that fit their customers’ needs

  • Develop a prototype to pilot their product/service


Navigating New Business Paperwork @ 11:15am - 12:15pm

Walk through the practical steps of opening a business. Attendees will learn how to verify a business name within your filing state and the federal level doesn’t fall under trademark restrictions or ownership; create governing documents bylaws; create an operating agreement; navigate articles of incorporation and organization (LLC, etc); obtain an EIN; obtain common permits and certificate of occupancy.


Creating a Business Model @ 1pm - 2pm
We will learn to use a important tool for helping entrepreneurs to design and analyze potential business models for their new venture. The Business Model Canvas first appeared in Alexander Osterwalder’s 2004 book, Business Model Generation. The business model provides us with a common understanding and method for examining how a new venture can create, deliver and capture value for customers and for the company.

By experimenting with the BMC, we will learn:

  • The nine building blocks for developing and testing a valid business model

  • How business model development is an iterative, experimental process

  • How to utilize the model via printed and online tools

  • How your business model may be your innovation, rather than your product or service


Funding Your Business @ 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Tulsa entrepreneurs have a wealth (pun intended) of options when it comes to finding funding to start or grow their business. Come explore all of your options, from 0% interest crowdfunded loans to venture capital, and connect with the person you need to finance your next step. Start by learning from the financial experiences of fellow Tulsa entrepreneurs. Next, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of funders, get your questions answered, and learn what it takes to seal the financial deal. You’ll walk away with more than just business cards!

Key takeaways:

  • Insight into the financial ecosystem in Tulsa and what you need to do to access it

  • Connections with a diverse group of funders looking to support local entrepreneurs


1-on-1 Business Coaching @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sit down and talk through your business idea 1-on-1 with an investing professional who can provide feedback and suggestions on the trajectory of your business. Mentors are limited - please let us know that your are interested in this session during registration.

Need a scholarship?

36 Degrees North wants Global Entrepreneurship Week to be a community event and accessible to everyone, regardless of economic status. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, email scholarships@36n.co and let us know how attending GEW will help your business.

Earlier Event: November 22
Member Breakfast at Camp II
Later Event: November 28
36ºN Closed For Thanksgiving