We’re building the infrastructure for an equitable economy

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OUR PROCESS

We invest human capital, social capital, and financial capital to help overlooked founders create market and societal value.

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.

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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

First Friday Founders Market

Shop local and support diverse businesses. Invest in our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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First Friday Founders Market
April 2023
W.E. Build

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs) Build is a holistic business accelerator that centers women entrepreneurs from communities that have been historically denied funding and resources.

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W.E. Build
May 23, 2024
1921 Awards

Build in Tulsa's premiere award honoring the trailblazers of Black Wall Street!

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1921 Awards
September 11-14 2024
Black Venture Summit

This 3-day summit connects the history of Black Wall Street to the future of Black wealth.

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Black Venture Summit
Ongoing
Business Coaching

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

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Business Coaching
Feb 26, 2024 4:01 PM
Build Up 4.0

Whether you are starting from the ground up or need a refresher, join us for Build Up 4.0, a tech start up school.

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Build Up 4.0

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.

Sep 7, 2023 5:30 PM
Female Founders Pitch Night

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

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Feb 1, 2024 9:15 PM
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Black History Month

Join us for Build in Tulsa Black History Month 2024 as we inspire founders to embrace tech-driven success and master the art of effective hiring.

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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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