Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week to kick off Nov. 9

Entrepreneurs, small business owners and all those interested in entrepreneurialism are being invited to participate in events scheduled for Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 9-16.

Tulsa Library Research Center & Research Wizard to participate in Tulsa GEW, Wed. November 14th along with other scheduled events that day.

Pitch-O-Rama: Presented by GableGotwals at Central Center at Centennial Park, 1028 E. Sixth St., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. RSVP: prossler@gablelaw.com or 918-595-4872. Business model pitches should be submitted at tulsaworld.com/pitchorama by Nov. 8. Up to 10 companies will be selected to present a two-minute pitch before an audience and panel of judges. The best pitch will receive $500 from GableGotwals.

Tulsa Innovation Forum: Presented by i2E at 618 E. Third St., Suite 1, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Three to four pre-selected early-phase startups will deliver five-minute investor-focused presentations with another 10 minutes for Q&A.

Business Resource Summit: Presented by TulsaGEW at i2E, 618 E. Third St., Suite 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Meet and mingle with representatives from many of the Tulsa region's entrepreneurial service providers and network with Tulsa-area entrepreneurs.

Central Library Resource Open House: Presented by Research Center & Research Wizard at Tulsa City-County Library at Tulsa Central Library, 400 Civic Center, second floor, 6-8 p.m. Free.


Tulsa has emerged as a nationally recognized leader at fostering entrepreneurs and is proving to be a catalyst for many new entrepreneurs, according to event organizers. In a report from the Kauffman Foundation, the impact of TGEW has helped more than 70 startups in Tulsa, with an added yearly payroll of $12 million.

The Tulsa event will kick off with Startup Weekend, which has been likened to a boot camp for entrepreneurs, at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Tulsa Fire Department Training Center, 1760 Newblock Park Drive.

Beginning with open-mic pitches, Startup Weekend attendees will bring their best startup ideas and inspire others to join their team. Through the weekend, teams will focus on creating a business prototype and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Also during the week, winners of the TCC StartUp Cup and the Tulsey Awards will be announced, and many networking and coaching opportunities are available.

All of the events during TGEW are being coordinated by the city's Economic Development Commission, Entrepreneurship Committee and more information is available at http://tulsagew.com/.



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