Seven Tulsa entrepreneurs advanced to the final round of the Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award business model competition. They were selected from a list of more than 80 business plans.
The finalists will present a two-minute elevator pitch or overview to the panel of Spirit Award judges on Nov. 5.
The finalists are: Blue Label Bartending, CogTogs, Inc., Elote Café and Catering, Filters4me.com, Part-Time Pros, Real Time Rehab and Target Solution Foods.
All the businesses have agreed to expand or establish their companies in Tulsa if they win the award, according to a press release.
The finalists will be coached in two main areas: business model and pitching techniques. Afterword, they will be provided resources to help polish their business plan and pitching techniques for the final round of judging.
The Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award winner will receive a check from SpiritBank for $30,000, second place with $5,000 and third place with $2,500.
The top three will be announced during the Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award ceremony that will be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week at the TCC Center for Creativity on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.tulsaspiritaward.com