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Tulsa celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with week-long events

Posted at 4:25 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 17:19:37-05

Global Entrepreneurship Week has kicked off in more than 170 countries with more than 35,000 events planned to support innovation and entrepreneurs.

Tulsa is one of the cities with an ever-growing community of business startups that is participating with week-long events.

At 36 Degrees North, a work space in downtown Tulsa designed for business owners and remote workers, entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn about kicking off their creative ideas or continue growing their current business.

"The goal is really to be that base camp for entrepreneurs to really bring the resources, the relationships, the expertise and the infrastructure and the facilities that can really help these entrepreneurs as they scale their business," says Devon Laney, CEO of 36 Degrees North.

Laney says since 36 Degrees North opened its doors in 2016, it has helped serve more than 1,300 members, including entrepreneurs and remote workers.

Currently, there are more than 420 members representing more than 200 businesses in more than 40 industries. Laney believes this is just the start.

"There's no reason Tulsa cannot be a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation in the country, and especially here in the midwest, when you think about all the other communities that are around. Tulsa's history is rooted in entrepreneurship," says Laney.

The work space is partnering with several organizations this week, including Tulsa's Young Professionals (TYPROS) and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF), to offer resources to entrepreneurs.

The LTFF has several programs in place such as the Tulsa Startup Series, a bi-monthly business pitch competition, and Kitchen 66, an affordable kitchen space that helps food entrepreneurs.

For a full list of details and times for Tulsa's Global Entrepreneurship Week events, click here.

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