Tulsa StartUp Series powered by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation has supported innovation, growth and creativity among Tulsa’s entrepreneurial community since 2007. The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship at OSU, Cox Business and Cox Media Group have been proud sponsors of the competition since 2017.

The mission of the Tulsa StartUp Series is to create a platform for Tulsa entrepreneurs to ideate and accelerate their businesses with community support.

The annual startup competition’s impact has included:

  • Over 2,300 full-time, part-time and contract jobs
  • $11 million in follow-on investment
  • $57.7 million in total economic impact for Tulsa

Our coaching forced us to look at aspects we might not have really looked at before in our business model which has been invaluable for us.

– Amy Murray, Nourish Drink

Tulsa StartUp Series Rules
Tulsa StartUp Series has reinvented itself. The new model of the competition includes all the best parts of previous competitions:

  • networking with other entrepreneurs
  • mentoring opportunities
  • access to Tulsa’s premium entrepreneurship resources

Full 2018 Pitch Series Schedule
The 2018 Tulsa StartUp Series competition will feature a series of five categorized, bi-monthly pitch competitions throughout the year. It will culminate with a Demo Day competition during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2018.