The Tulsa StartUp Series announces five startups will advance to the live pitch on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Wild Card round.

  • A.C.E. Tornado Shelters LLC makes a tornado shelter that is easily accessible and installed under your bed.
  • Agruity is an online marketplace for locally produced products to be bought and sold direct from the farm.
  • Jared’s Probiotics makes BrewBiotic, a product that bridges beer brewing and probiotic brewing techniques to create a healthier beer.
  • LaunchPad Labs is an online, video-based life success skills curriculum for teachers to use to fill the gap in soft skills needed to be successful.
  • The Money Fam is an online money lifestyle magazine and retailer with a radical approach with regards to financial education for millennials.

The five finalists will pitch their product live at 36 Degrees North on Sept. 21 to a panel of judges. The winner will be selected the same evening and awarded $2,500 to test or advance their business, a three-month membership to 36 Degrees North, a spot in the Venture Assessment Program at i2E and a mentor who will be available to meet for at least three months.

5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 

36 Degrees North                                
36 East Cameron Street
Tulsa, OK 74103        

The Tulsa StartUp Series features five pitch competitions categorized by business segment and culminates with Demo Day during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. The five Pitch Series winners get an automatic bid to compete at Demo Day, where the winner receives $15,000, a year-long membership to 36 Degrees North and a dedicated mentor. For more information, go to www.tulsastartupseries.com.



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About Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF) was established in 1997 and focuses on initiatives that promote entrepreneurial thinking and spur economic development in Tulsa. Led by Elizabeth Frame Ellison, LTFF acts as a grant maker, innovator, and convener to support building a thriving entrepreneurial community. In 2014, Ellison founded Cultivate918 as a program of LTFF to encourage collaboration between entrepreneurs and the organizations that serve them.

Recent grant recipients include 36°N, Cultivate 918, Fab Lab, 501Technet, the Mine, Kitchen 66 and the Tulsa StartUp Series. For more information, visit www.lobecktaylor.com and connect with us on Twitter at @LobeckTaylorFF.