WHO:
The Tulsa StartUp Series K-12 Student Series had a tie for fifth place which means the Top Six will advance to the live pitch round.

Broken B Feeders is a design for a more durable aluminum hog feeder that makes it easier for the hog to eat and changes the design to eliminate problems and food waste.

Chef Club Box is a subscription-based snack service delivering nutritious snacks to your door by making healthy snacks convenient and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Clip on Cleats is a product that transforms everyday tennis shoes into a cleat for every sport, saving time and money.

Community is an app that allows the user to get help with basic resources such as food, shelter, medical, clothing, and utilities, and guides the user to the nearest location for services.

Gone Fishin’ is a family-fun business venture that teaches children to fish and provides an opportunity to learn catch and release techniques.

Lego Vacuum is a product that allows for a quick and easy clean-up of small toy pieces scattered on the floor.

WHAT:
The six finalists will pitch their product live at 36°North on March 23. The winner will be selected the same evening by a panel of judges and awarded $2,500 to test or advance their business, a three-month membership to 36°North, a spot in the Venture Assessment Program at i2E and a mentor who will be available to meet with the business owner for at least three months.

WHERE:
36°North
36 East Cameron Street
Tulsa, OK 74103

WHEN:
5:30 p.m., Wed., March 23

WHY:
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°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.