We believe that everyone deserves a chance to pursue their dreams and contribute to the local economy.
That’s why we provide inclusive and accessible programs and resources, such as training, mentoring, funding, and advocacy. Whether you are a woman, a person of color, a veteran, or a low-income individual, we are here to help you succeed.
The Startup Tulsa Foundation offers a variety of workshops, courses, and programs to help entrepreneurs learn the skills and knowledge they need to start and grow their businesses. Topics include business planning, marketing, finance, legal, social impact, and more. The Foundation also partners with local universities, colleges, and other educational institutions to provide entrepreneurship education opportunities.
The Startup Tulsa Foundation matches entrepreneurs with experienced mentors who can provide guidance, feedback, and support throughout their entrepreneurial journey. Mentors are volunteers from different industries, backgrounds, and stages of business development who can share their insights and expertise with our mentees. The Foundation also facilitates peer-to-peer mentoring among entrepreneurs who can learn from each other’s experiences and challenges.
The Startup Tulsa Foundation organizes and hosts various events and activities to help entrepreneurs connect with each other and with other stakeholders in the Tulsa entrepreneurial ecosystem. These include pitch competitions, networking mixers, panel discussions, speaker series, and more. The Foundation also leverages its online platform and social media channels to create a vibrant community of entrepreneurs who can share ideas, resources, and opportunities.
The Startup Tulsa Foundation provides access to various funding options for entrepreneurs who need capital to launch or scale their ventures. These include grants, loans, crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capitalists, and more. The Foundation also helps entrepreneurs prepare their funding proposals, pitch decks, financial projections, and other documents that can increase their chances of securing funding.
The Startup Tulsa Foundation scouts and curates various opportunities for entrepreneurs to showcase their products or services, gain exposure, access new markets, collaborate with partners, join incubators or accelerators, participate in competitions or awards, and more. The Foundation also advocates for policies and initiatives that can create a more conducive environment for entrepreneurship in Tulsa.
The Startup Tulsa Foundation offers a relocation bonus to growth stage companies that move to Tulsa. The bonus can be used to cover the costs of moving the company, hiring new employees, or expanding operations. The Foundation also offers these businesses resources to scale and grow their business, such as mentorships, office space, access to additional capital, discounts on partner services, and other incentives. Tulsa is a great place for growth stage companies to thrive. The city has a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem, a talented workforce, and a low cost of living. The Foundation is committed to helping these businesses succeed in Tulsa, and the relocation bonus is just one way they are doing that.