All of us involved in producing Global Entrepreneurship Week Tulsa hold a powerful commitment to promoting and growing entrepreneurs in the Tulsa region. Since the first GEW Tulsa was held in 2007, over 5,894 people have participated in more than 86 events around Tulsa. GEW Tulsa also plays a vital role in growing jobs through startups. Over 917 startups have participated in programs created as a direct result of GEW Tulsa, and over 445 new locally grown jobs have been a result of these programs.
As communities around the world wake up to the reality that grand central planning is antithetical to organic entrepreneurial growth, GEW Tulsa is working to expand Tulsa’s emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem through a bottom up approach that works to inspire new startups as way to stimulate new economic activity.