Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa Partners

Entrepreneurship is in the heart of Tulsa, it’s in our roots - from land runs to oil booms. People in our city are passionate about what they do and it’s contagious.

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.


Tulsa in the News

GEW Tulsa Committee

Jessica Flint  Director, The Forge/Tulsa Regional Chamber  

Jessica Flint 
Director, The Forge/Tulsa Regional Chamber
 

Rebecca Butcher Program Manager, The Mine  

Rebecca Butcher
Program Manager, The Mine
 

Stacey Brandorst Venture Advisor, I2E  

Stacey Brandorst
Venture Advisor, I2E

 

Kersten Anderson Owner, Speakeasy Market Strategies

Kersten Anderson
Owner, Speakeasy Market Strategies

Dustin Curzon Executive Director, 36°N  

Dustin Curzon
Executive Director, 36°N

 

Jacob Johnson Principal & Founder, Gitwit Creative

Jacob Johnson
Principal & Founder, Gitwit Creative

Ramond Walker Creative Director & Founder DreamStart Conference  

Ramond Walker
Creative Director & Founder
DreamStart Conference
 

Luke Crouch Web Developer, Mozilla  

Luke Crouch
Web Developer, Mozilla
 

Kathy Taylor Former Mayor of Tulsa & Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

Kathy Taylor
Former Mayor of Tulsa & Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

Carlos Moreno Founder, Auryn Creative  

Carlos Moreno
Founder, Auryn Creative
 

Misty Stutsman Associate Director, Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University

Misty Stutsman
Associate Director, Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University

Elizabeth Ellison Startup Cup & Cultivate918 Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

Elizabeth Ellison
Startup Cup & Cultivate918
Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

James Lovely Venture Advisor, I2E  

James Lovely
Venture Advisor, I2E
 

Taylor Potter Director, Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW)

Taylor Potter
Director, Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW)