TulsaGEW 2013 Events

Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 events and award programs are an ideal opportunity to connect with people and resources that can support your start up or idea to reach the next level. Through a combination of coaching, mentoring and dynamic networking Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week (TulsaGEW) events are designed for:

ENTREPRENEURS with seeds of an idea
STARTUPS & EARLY STAGE COMPANIES developing a viable business model
PROFESSIONALS offering a range of services, including: legal, financial, marketing and management
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS looking to make a difference in our community

Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week (Saturday, November 16 – Friday, November 22, 2013) offers numerous events that are dynamic and exciting for professionals and entrepreneurs. Events continue to be added, so check back regularly.

Saturday, November 16

Dream Start Entrepreneurship Conference
Location: TCC Center for Creativity, 910 S. Boston
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE.  Donations Accepted.

The Dream Start Entrepreneurship Conference is dedicated to cultivating a more racially diverse Tulsa entrepreneurial startup community. This conference is uniquely positioned to inspire a movement of new minority entrepreneurs within Tulsa. Currently, less than 15% of all businesses within Tulsa County are owned by minorities. This conference hopes to confront that statistic by challenging more minorities to start businesses and provide the resources to begin.  mydreamstart.com

Monday, November 18

Venture Strategy Session
Presented by: OU Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW), The Forge, and i2E
Location: The Forge, 125 W. 3rd Street
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (30 minute sessions)
Cost: Free by reservation only for the first 10 entrepreneurs
RSVP: Taylor Potter – tpotter@ou.edu

Ten entrepreneurs will present their ideas or business pitches and receive feedback from a group of experienced mentors, no strings attached! The goal is to connect emerging entrepreneurs with strategies, resources, and/or contacts on a case-by-case basis.

Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week Kick-Off Celebration
Location: Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, 211 S. Elgin Avenue
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: No host appetizers and drinks
RSVP: Katherine Pierandri – katherine@startupcup.com

Plan on joining Tulsa area entrepreneurs and champions of entrepreneurs for the banging of the TulsaGEW gong at the official ringing in of the start of Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Tuesday, November 19

Global Entrepreneurship: Made In Tulsa – Influencing the World
Presented by: The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business, the Center for Executive and Professional Development and Tulsa Global Alliance.
Location: Allen Chapman Activity Center, Great Hall B on the TU Campus. (440 South Gary Ave.)
7:30 – 10:00 a.m. (Breakfast served from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.)
Cost: $45.00 per person with pre-registration ($35.00 with three or more from the same company); $15.00 for students. $50.00 for all at-the-door payments.
To register: http://bus.collins.utulsa.edu/cepd/ Click on PROGRAMS.

You’ve already shown your courage and confidence by opening your own business, now show your sense of adventure by taking it global…and we have just the expertise you will need! Acquire best practices and lessons learned from three local entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses based upon their international experiences. Eric Marshall (Marshall Brewing), Chris Zenthoefer (ICEdot), and John “Chip” Gaberino (Topeca Coffee) will share their international expertise. Experience the global marketplace through their journeys and obtain insights that may be applied to expand your company.

Food Trucks: Under the Hood
Presented by Tulsa Food Trucks
Location: Legends, 514 E 2nd Street
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. Prices for lunch are set by the food trucks.
RSVP: Register via Eventbrite

Food Trucks are a fast-growing trend with young professionals and, “foodies”. Recently Tulsa has joined the ranks of Los Angeles, New York, and Austin, by growing a vibrant food truck community. The food truck business model is one that is very unique, even within the restaurant industry, and for this event we’ll gather together a panel of a few different food truck entrepreneurs to share their stories, successes, and challenges. Participants will get a chance to sample their food and get a “under the hood” view at how the food truck business really works.

TCC StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Award Celebration
Presented by: Tulsa Community College and The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation Location: TCC Center for Creativity, 910 S. Boston
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more information, visit tcc.startupcup.com

TCC StartUp Cup business model competition, Powered by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, is open to any type of business idea. Participants in the TCC StartUp Cup learn how to turn their idea into a viable business model, go to market quickly, test assumptions and then modify their business model as they move through the competition.

Wednesday, November 20
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SBA Events for today have been cancelled.

1 Million Cups

Presented by: 1 Million Cups
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Foolish Things Coffee (10th & Main St.)
Cost: Free

1 Million Cups is a weekly program for entrepreneurs where we have 2 startups present their companies for 6 minutes each, then opening up the event for question and answer from the entrepreneur community for 20 minutes per company. It’s a room full of caffeinated entrepreneurs and lots of idea collisions.
More information: http://1millioncups.com/tulsa


Presented by: GableGotwals
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Central Center at Centennial Park, 1028 E. 6th Street
Cost: $10, includes catered lunch

Pitch-O-Rama is designed to provide early stage companies a platform to showcase their business model. Up to ten (10) companies will be selected to present a two-minute pitch in front of a live audience and panel of judges comprised of experienced entrepreneurs and investors. All participants will receive valuable interactive feedback and the winner of the Pitch-O-Rama will receive a cash prize of $500 from GableGotwals.
Apply at: http://tulsagew.com/pitch-o-rama/

Forge Ahead Lunch Series & OpenMine Event: What is Social Entrepreneurship?
Presented by: The Forge and The Mine
Location: The Forge | 125 W. Third St.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Cost: Free
Host Sponsor (providing appetizers): Ti Amo
Forge Ahead Sponsors: Qdoba Mexican Grill, The Hodges Companies, Southwestern Payroll, Summit Bank, TDW
RSVP: http://forgeaheadnovember.eventbrite.com

Learn about social entrepreneurship from an expert in the trenches, Lyel Resner. Lyel has cross-sector expertise in social innovation including startup experience at Startup Box South Bronx, Kiva, hTink, and The New York Hall of Science. Following, a brief expo will showcase many of Tulsa’s social enterprises including: Heavenly Bread Company, A Child’s Cup Full, Reach Clothing, Emerging Ideas and more!

The Mine is powered by The Forge, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, and the University of Oklahoma’s Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW).  Questions? Contact theminetulsa@gmail.com.

Tulsa Innovation Forum

Presented by: i2E
Location: 618 E. Third Street, Suite 1
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Register via Eventbrite

Several pre-selected, early stage startups will deliver a short presentation with Q&A from the audience. Presentations will detail the business opportunity, target market and business model for these innovative Tulsa companies. Each entrepreneur will describe their growth requirements and business risks. The audience is expected to include entrepreneurial stakeholders, prospective investors and TulsaGEW participants.

Entrepreneurial Gathering Place
Presented by i2E and TulsaGEW
Location: 618 E. Third Street, Suite 1
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Appetizers and refreshments provided
RSVP: Register via Eventbrite

Please join us for a networking reception following the Tulsa Innovation Forum. This will be an opportunity to meet, visit and network with representatives of many of the region’s entrepreneurial resource organizations and mingle with Tulsa area entrepreneurs.

AHHA, Artists Build-A-Business Workshop™
Presented by: Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa and StartUp Cup
Location: 101 E. Archer
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Katherine Pierandri – katherine@startupcup.com

This specially designed Build-A-Business Workshop for artists will support participants to expand their business ideas, learn business model design, take current businesses to the next level and identify solutions that accelerate revenue creation. This highly experiential workshop will be lead by a collection of certified StartUp Cup mentors who will lead participants through the universal steps required to start and build a sustainable business.

Thursday, November 21

Synergy N Tulsa
Presented by: City of Tulsa
Location: The Innovation Commons Room at OU Schusterman Center (41st & Yale)
8:00-9:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Tammy Fate – tfate@cityoftulsa.org

Learn about the resources and tools that are available to help you kick-start your business. Hear testimonials from local entrepreneurs who have started Pop-Up Shops, Food Truck vendors, and local traditional entrepreneurs. Gain insight and knowledge of how to get started.

The 6th Annual Tulsey Awards
Presented by: City of Tulsa
Location: Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First Street
VIP Reception: 6:00 p.m. / Tulsey Awards: 7:00 p.m.
(Food tastings provided by local restaurants, bakers and caterers)
Cost: VIP tickets / sponsorships range in price. Individual tickets: $15 in advance / $20 cash only at the door. http://tulseys2013.eventbrite.com/

The Tulsey Awards recognize the pioneers and innovators of the Tulsa community. These publicly nominated and voted awards recognize the importance of entrepreneurs influence on our quality of life and economic strength. For more information visit thetulseys.com

Friday, November 22

SourceLink Speed Networking Event
Presented by: Tulsa Regional Chamber
Location: Tulsa Regional Chamber, 1 W. Third St. Spirit AeroSystems and Saint Francis rooms
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Jessica Flint – jessicaflint@tulsachamber.com

Connect and find ways to collaborate with community leaders and SourceLink partners working towards creating enhancing an ecosystem of entrepreneurship in the Tulsa region. Participants include: University and research representatives, funding program representatives, local Chamber of Commerce, leaders of entrepreneurial programs, competitions and more.

CCEW Final Presentations
Presented by CCEW
Location: Perkins Auditorium | OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center | 4502 East 41st Street
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Appetizers and refreshments provided
RSVP: ccewtulsa.eventbrite.com

CCEW invites you to a presentation of two projects that leverages University of Oklahoma talent to advance our state and nation:  A Child’s Cup Full has developed a sustainable business model to employ refugee women around the world. The Cornerstone project is employing idle capital to accelerate growth in emerging markets through investment in scale-ready enterprises.

CCEW creates wealth by building an environment that advances ideas, people, and businesses, acting as a nexus of entrepreneurial activity by providing immersive learning experiences, collaborative spaces, and high-impact programming.