Startup Weekend Tulsa yields new ideas

TULSA - Dozens of entrepreneurs spent their weekends taking part in the fourth annual Startup Weekend Tulsa.

They broke in to teams, on Friday, and spent 54 hours working together to craft their products and businesses.

The event was organized by Forge, which is a part of the Tulsa Young Professionals and helps entrepreneurs start their businesses.

"Small business and entrepreneurial advancement is definitely something I'd like to see happen in Tulsa," said entrepreneur Josh Mize. 

His team created a web-based application that could help increase the response time of the Tulsa Fire Department.

"In an emergency, every second counts," he said. "This is really just to help the community.

The Fire Department is excited about possibly using their product.

"This is a fantastic deal," said Administrative Chief Jeremy Moore. "It's very awesome work, from the Startup Weekend, to see the entrepreneurs come together and turn out something for government services. We're just excited about it and we're thrilled to see where it goes."

To view the application, click here .

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