November 16-22, 2019

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.

 
 

Schedule

Saturday

BlackTech Weekend

Saturday, Nov 16 @ 10am - 6pm at 36 Degrees North
Featured in Black Enterprise, Forbes, Huffington Post Entrepreneur Magazine, BlackTech Weekend coming to Tulsa to connect Black entrepreneurs and techies to network as well as share resources around funding, the future of work, skills training and building Black innovation ecosystems. Speakers to be announced on October 16th.


Monday

Women’s Entrepreneurial Panel

Monday, Nov 18 @ TBA at 36 Degrees North
The female entrepreneurial scene is growing exponentially in Tulsa. Hear from female entrepreneurs as they share about their experiences to those considering starting their own businesses. This panel is hosted by StitchCrew and will feature women developing their own startups in our community.

Women's Entrepreneurship Day Proclamation Ceremony

Monday, Nov 18 @ TBA at City Hall
Mayor G.T. Bynum will be delivering a proclamation centered around the successes of female entrepreneurs in the city of Tulsa. Join us in celebrating women that have developed startups and are paving the way for future women in entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Talk with Felecia Hatcher

Monday, Nov 18 @ 5:30pm - 6:30pm at 36 Degrees North
Felecia Hatcher is on a mission to rid communities across the globe of innovation deserts by working with community leaders and government officials to create inclusive and diverse tech/startup ecosystems as an Author and the Co-Founder of Tribe Cowork and Urban Innovation Lab, Code Fever, and Black Tech Week. As a result of her work, Miami has become one of the most authentically diverse startup ecosystems in the country, helping minority led startup founder’s access opportunities and  capital pathways through their VC in Residence program, exposing over 3000+ students and parents to tech skills training for youth and young adults in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship, in partnership with Knight Foundation, Comcast, Morgan Stanley, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Ford and others. As well as an annual week long emerging technology conference called BlackTech Week that creates a magnetic force for attracting talent, resources and opportunities for minority communities to thrive within the innovation economy.

Prior to making the leap from the cubicles of corporate America Felecia worked as a marketing executive as the front office marketing manager spearheading the 10th anniversary campaign for the Minnesota Lynx/Timberwolves, and as an experiential marketing/brand manager for Sony, Nintendo and McKee foods. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the former “Chief Popsicle” of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher was named one of the Empact 100 Top 100 Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the White House and Kauffman Foundation in 2011, a 2014 Obama White House Champion of Change for STEM Access and Diversity, Harvard Young American Leader, Ruth Shack Honoree, 2017 Comcast/Nationswell Tech Impact Allstar, Echoing Green Fellow, a Black Enterprise 2017 TechConnext Game Changer and 2016 Innovator of the Week, Essence Magazine Tech Master, and featured on the NBC Today Show, MSNBC, FORBES, INC, The Cooking Channel, and; Grio’s 100 African Americans Making History.

Tulsa Web Devs

Monday, Nov 18 @ 6pm - 8pm at 36 Degrees North
Tulsa Web Devs is a not-for-profit group on a mission to make Tulsa one of the greatest cities in the world for web developers. We meet to network with other developers, hear from great speakers and discuss trending web development topics. Join us for this month’s startup-focused meetup. Free childcare provided.


Tuesday

Food Business Basics

Tuesday, Nov 19 @ 8:30am - 4pm at Mother Road Market
Cost: $25, lunch included
Have an idea for a local restaurant? Learn the ins and outs of the food industry through this in-depth walkthrough of food business basics. This workshop is hosted by Kitchen 66, a program of Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, helps food entrepreneurs in the Tulsa community get started through training programs and access to affordable kitchen space.

Sessions:
Registration @ 8:30am - 9am
Food Truck 101 @ 9am - 10:15am
Financial Foundations @ 10:30am - 12pm
Lunch @ 12pm - 1pm
How to Start a Packaged Food Business @ 1pm - 2:15pm
Brand Merchandising and Promotions @ 2:30pm - 4pm

See workshop descriptions.

Startup Grind Tulsa

Tuesday, Nov 19 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm at 36 Degrees North
Cost: $10. Free for 36°N members (use wifi password as promo code)
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 1,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 500 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.


Wednesday

Free Coworking Day

Wednesday, Nov 20 @ 8am - 6pm at 36 Degrees North
Join us at 36 Degrees North for a day to work remotely for FREE and connect with other entrepreneurs in the community. Enjoy bottomless coffee & wifi on us!

1 Million Cups

Wednesday, Nov 20 @ 9am - 10am at 36 Degrees North
1 Million Cups is a free, monthly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city.

Tulsa Startup Series Demo Day

Wednesday, Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00pm at TCC Center for Creativity
The winners of the Tulsa Startup Series Live Pitches - cyber, physical product, and food/retail - will be pitching their startups for a chance to win $15,000 and a year-long membership at 36ºN. Come and hear the pitches of these up-and-coming businesses and cheer on your new Tulsa entrepreneurs.


Thursday

TYPROS Success Series: Business Growth

Thursday, Nov 21 @ 12pm - 1pm at 36 Degrees North
This event will focus on business growth and will be an opportunity for young professionals and entrepreneurs to learn about best practices in growing their own business.

Fail-Up Night

Thursday, Nov 21 @ 6pm - 7:30pm at Inner Circle Vodka Bar
If you want to be an entrepreneur, you are going to fail along the way—there is no way around it. But it’s not something we talk much about, so it seems scary and hard, and we don’t want to be the only ones who mess up. Fail-Up Night is an opportunity for an open and honest conversation about the failures that occur while building a business. Seasoned entrepreneurs share their stories of failures, missteps, and mistakes and how they used those experiences to grow and improve.


Friday

Entrepreneurship Basics

Friday, Nov 22 @ 9am - 4:30pm at 36 Degrees North
Cost: $25, lunch included
This full day event is 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:
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

See workshop descriptions.

 

GEW 2019 Partners