Support from a strong community of nonprofits, educational institutions and peer groups allow for daily assistance to entrepreneurs, while multiple organizations unite throughout the year to pull off big events like Startup Weekend, Mini Maker Fair and Global Entrepreneurship Week. The opportunity to learn from high tech software companies as well as successful manufacturing companies creates a unique mixture of big vision and practical execution.
In the past five years, Tulsa has introduced two new areas of activity in to the ecosystem – civic technology / public data, and social entrepreneurship / civic engagement. Groups such as the Mine, Code for Tulsa, Tulsa Web Devs, Civic Ninjas, and Cultivate918 are working to mix in Tulsa's well-known philanthropic passion and energy with new entrepreneurial ventures. Successful incubators like The Forge have emerged, while construction of collaborative co-working and community spaces like 36°N are underway. And we haven’t event touched on the Food Scene!
We expect the grassroots movement that began the past five years to really take root and flourish from here – more investment opportunities, and more platforms to get connected, more energetic people with simply great ideas.