We're building the infrastructure for Black entrepreneurial success.

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OUR PROCESS

We invest human capital, social capital, and financial capital to help Black founders achieve breakout success.

Start

Develop home-grown talent and attract high-growth Black entrepreneurs to Tulsa.

Scale

Creating financial incentives, funding support, and hiring assistance to grow your business.

Sustain

Business Headquarters Dedicated to Black Entrepreneurs

1

Connect with a Build In Tulsa coach to get you started.

2

Get matched with the right program or accelerator.

3

Join our community for events, programming, & networking

Upcoming Programming

Build skills, network, and capital by signing up for our programming

Fall & Summer Cohorts
Entrepreneurs In Residence

Apply to become a Build in Tulsa Entrepreneur in Residence and receive a free desk and biweekly business coaching.

Program Details
Entrepreneurs In Residence
Fall 2022
Build Up Startup School

How do you know if your solution actually solves the customer problem?

Program Details
Build Up Startup School
September 8th at 5:30PM
Female Founders Pitch Competition

Build in Tulsa wants to help you realize your entrepreneurial dreams.

Program Details
Female Founders Pitch Competition
Open Now
Business Coaching

Get one-on-one coaching with an expert to help put you on a path to develop your business.

Program Details
Business Coaching
July-September 2022
Find A Mentor

Designed for early-stage entrepreneurs who want support from seasoned founders and executives.

Program Details
Find A Mentor
Jul 25, 2022 10:30 AM
Future CEOs Camp

Week-long summer camp empowers youth to launch a startup of their own and get a head start on their economic opportunities.

Program Details
Future CEOs Camp

Choose your starting point.

Want to become an entrepreneur?

Startup School

Got an idea & need space to build it?

Become a resident

Own a business & don’t know what’s next?

Accelerators

Upcoming events

Digital and physical events that put you in the room you need to be in.

Jun 22, 2022 5:30 PM
Workflow Wednesday

Join Lightship and Build in Tulsa for a night of networking. Have a drink, a bite, and connect with others in our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Event Details
Jun 24, 2022 3:30 PM
CDT
Pride Kickback in Partnership with 36 Degrees North

Celebrate Pride Month with 36 Degrees North and Build in Tulsa.

Event Details
Sep 8, 2022 5:30 PM
CDT
Female Founders Pitch Night

Female Founders take to the stage to pitch their ideas for a cash prize.

Event Details
Nov 2, 2022 5:00 PM
CDT
Black Venture Summit

This summit connects the history of Black Wall Street to the future of Black wealth.

Event Details
Coming soon
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Funders can be doing more to close the racial wealth gap.

Only 2-3% of funding go to Black entrepreneurs. Black women entrepreneurs are more likely to go into personal debt to grow their businesses.

Our Funding Partners

Local and National Partners

Best-in-class partners supporting entrepreneurs at every level and stage.

Build In Tulsa provides entrepreneurs with a network of accelerators, mentoring, education, networking, and direct financial assistance to build community and strategic partnerships.
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