Tulsa Hosting Entrepreneurs’ Week

Mayor Kathy Taylor, entrepreneurs, business leaders and educators will be hosting events throughout this week for entrepreneurs, small business owners and anyone interested or supporters of entrepreneurialism.

Events highlighted during the week include the Global Entrepreneurship Week Kick-Off Event on November 16 at ONEOK Field, 11:30 a.m., The Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award on November 17 at the TCC Center 4 Creativity, 5:30 p.m. and the Tulsey Awards on November 19 at Cain’s Ballroom, 7 p.m.

The Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award is a business model competition that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity of submitting their business plan and entering into seven months of coaching and judging. Over eighty entrepreneurs submitted their business plans in April and now it’s down to seven, with the top three being announced the evening of the ceremony. The top three entrepreneurs will receive checks from SpiritBank- first place receiving $30,000, second place with $5,000 and third place with $2,500. More information about the Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award can be found at www.tulsaspiritaward.com.

The Tulsey Awards Celebration will serve as the culmination for Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week. With a strictly online nomination and voting process, the Tulseys are publicly driven awards consisting of eleven categories: Civic, Emerging, Entertainment, Franchise, Green, Interactive, Restaurateur, Legend, Serial, Young and the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year. The winners of each category will be announced the evening of Nov.19. Voting can still be made at www.thetulseys.com until Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The complete list of Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week events are below and can also be found at www.tulsagew.com.

Monday, November 16, 2009
Global Entrepreneurship Week Kick-Off Event with Mayor Kathy Taylor
Presented by Tulsa Community College and the University of Tulsa
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
RSVP to Michelle Allen by Nov 14th.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tulsa Metro Chamber – Roundtable Connection Networking Event
Presented by Tulsa Metro Chamber
Renaissance Hotel (6808 S 107th E Ave)
7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
RSVP to Elaine Walsh by November 14th.

VizThink Tulsa – Visualizing the Steps to Starting Up Your Start-Up
Presented by Sean Griffin, Entrepreneur & Visual Thinker
SpiritBank Community
Room, 1800 S. Baltimore
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free of Charge, Lunch Provided
RSVP to Lou Ann Lissonnet by Nov. 14th.  (louann@atmos.tv)

Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Ceremony
Sponsored by SpiritBank
Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity
Downtown Tulsa
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
RSVP to Michelle Allen

Wednesday, November 18, 2008
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Coaching
Tulsa Collaboratorium
111 W. 5th Street. 10th Floor
4:30 – 6:00pm
RSVP to Lou Ann Lissonnet by Nov. 13

Collaboratorium Open House and Entrepreneurial Celebration
Tulsa Collaboratorium
111 W. 5th Street. 10th Floor
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
RSVP to Lou Ann Lissonnet by Nov. 13

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Tulsey Awards
Cain’s Ballroom
423 N Main St
7 – 10 p.m.
For more information, contact Michelle Allen

Friday, November 20, 2009
Dr. Kevin Fleming speaks on "Transformational Leadership in a Family Business Culture"
Allen Chapman Activity Center, University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK
11:30am – 1pm
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FOBI Members: free.
Non-FOBI members: $20.00, includes lunch.
For reservations, contact Claire Cornell at 918.631.2684