Build Up 3.0
February 27- May 15, 2023

Build Up 3.0

Enroll now for Build in Tulsa's Build Up 3.0 Startup School! This 12-week Startup School will help you build your tech solution from the ground up! Entrepreneurs can enroll and participate in our Startup School’s 2-hour workshops virtually or in person. Classes are held every Monday evening, February 27 - May 15, 2023.

Attend 9/12 workshops (in-person) to be entered into a drawing for a new iPad Pro.
In addition, Sky's the Limit will be giving a $2,500 grant to TWO entrepreneurs who meet the requirements below:

- Have an active entrepreneur profile on
- Have a 30-second pitch video listed on the platform.
- Have met with three volunteer mentors on the platform.
- Attend 9/12 workshops virtually or in person.

NOTE: You cannot win both the grant and the iPad Pro.

Enroll here: Build Up 3.0 Startup School

Build Up 3.0 Startup School Schedule

Business Modeling 101 & Problem Statements

What is a business model vs a business plan and how do you utilize the Business Model Canvas to develop your idea.

Monday, February 27, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Designing for Humans - UX/UI

How do you design solutions that solve actual human problems? How do you design solutions with the customer in mind?

Monday, March 6, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Building Prototypes & Experimenting

How do you know if your solution actually solves the customer problem? Learn different ways to test problem-solution fit by implementing creative techniques and experiments.

Monday, March 13, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Patenting 101 & Intellectual Property

How do you protect your intellectual property (IP), what is IP and do you have IP? If so, what are the steps to protect your idea?

Monday, March 20, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Financial Accounting for Early Stage Startups

Do you know what key resources you need to launch your startup? What is the cost structure of the business? How do you plan to generate revenue? With all these questions, learn how to build a financial model to get your startup idea off the ground and ready for fundraising.

Monday, March 27, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Leadership: How to Lead Yourself & a Team

Do you know what it takes to effectively lead a team? Can you identify areas where you need support and how to recruit a solid team?

Monday, April 3, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Where to Play: Market Sizing, Competition & Market Strategies

What is the size of your market and who are your competitors? Learn how to build a market size and competitive analysis to help determine your launch markets, and key value propositions.

Monday, April 10, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Early State Customer Acquisition & Go-to-Market (GTM)

How are you going to get your first 100 customers? Learn different customer acquisition techniques to test your channel and marketing strategy before fully launching your product.

Monday, April 17, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

What's a Data Room?

Learn about the basic documentation need to build a data room to prepare for investor meetings.

Monday, April 24, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Fundraising 101: From Venture Financing to Traditional Financing

Who are the right types of investors, what are the best investment vehicles, and how do you pitch to various audiences while seeking to fundraise? Learn the different pathways to funding a startup and how to pitch to select investors.

Monday, May 1, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Pitch Deck Assembly

Put together a basic 10-slide investor presentation that describes your market opportunity, potential, milestones, funding ask, and other items.

Monday, May 8, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Pull my Credit Score- Creditworthiness

Monday, May 15, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Connect with a Build In Tulsa team member.


Desiree Lindsey
“My time in the residence has been absolutely amazing! I was fortunate enough to receive this opportunity after being back in Tulsa for only a month. The community and resources that Build in Tulsa has provided have pushed me beyond what I ever imagined for my first few months back home. The staff is full of knowledge and they do everything in their power to connect you with mentors and like minded individuals that are outside of Build in Tulsa. Everyone in this environment truly wants to see you be successful and to see the other residents working just as hard to grow and learn is so motivating.”
Tim Butler
“I consider my time in residence to be "God-sent." Before coming to 36N Basecamp II, I used to work from home. Having small children along with personal family/life demands, I found it difficult often to work without distractions or hindrances. On the contrary, now being in an atmosphere with like-minded people (my fellow BIT EIRs and other entrepreneurs), I find that issue has waned. I feel motivated and inspired to come into 36N to work on my business. I feel that I learn something new and forge new connections and relationships everyday! I look forward to what the rest of the Build In Tulsa Accelerator has to offer as I continue my business coaching with Desiree and scale my company with the knowledge and skills I'm learning as an Entrepreneur in Residence.”
Krystal Speed
“Participating in Build In Tulsa's Female Founder's Pitch Competition was an incredible experience! It was my first time officially pitching. Through the support that Build in Tulsa's team (Desiree and Ashli) provided through the pitch clinic and practicing with other founders, I was able to clarify my messaging and also formalize many aspects of my business that only existed in my head. By pitching in the competition I was able to share Your HR Strategist with the Tulsa entrepreneurial community and increase my network. The ongoing coaching and resources that Build in Tulsa has provided has undoubtedly helped accelerate the growth of my business and my comfort level in pitching my services to prospective clients, partners and funders.”

Upcoming Programming

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February 27- May 15, 2023
Build Up 3.0

Whether you are starting from the ground up or need a refresher, join us for Build Up 3.0, a tech start up school.

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Build Up 3.0
1921 Awards

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

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1921 Awards
April 2023
W.E. Build

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs) Build is a holistic business accelerator that centers Black women entrepreneurs.

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W.E. Build
June 1st, 2023 at 5:30pm
Female Founders Pitch Night

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

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Female Founders Pitch Night
July 24-29, 2023
Future CEO Camp 2023

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

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Future CEO Camp 2023
Oct 4, 2023 3:00 PM
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
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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