We recognize the vital importance of entrepreneurs to influence our quality of life, impact Tulsa’s economic strength and inspire us to reach for something more. The Tulseys is designed to engage the Tulsa Metro region in a publicly nominated and voted on entrepreneurial awards celebration.
We are looking for entrepreneurial visionaries, game changers and rule breakers. The fourth annual Tulsey Awards recognizes the heroes, pioneers and innovators of the Tulsa Metro region. If you know of an entrepreneur, or are an entrepreneur yourself, who represents a symbol of entrepreneurial excellence, please consider making a nomination under one of the ten Tulsey Awards categories: Civic, Emerging, Entertainment, Franchise, Green, Interactive, Legend, Restaurateur, Serial and Young. All entrepreneurs who are included in the public voting process will automatically be entered into the Entrepreneur of the Year category. On November 15, 2012, The Tulseys will recognize and celebrate ten inspirational Tulsa entrepreneurs, along with a special appearance from the winner of the 2012 TCC StartUp Cup Powered by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, at the world-famous Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
The Tulsey Awards celebration is the climax event of the 2012 Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week. You will not want to miss this MTV Music- and Webby Awards-inspired celebration. Plan to attend this public event on November 15, 2012, from 7-10 p.m.
Enter Now! Join the ranks of Tulsa’s leading entrepreneurs, making you and your endeavor a symbol of what is possible.
Award: The Tulseys are publicly driven awards to honor excellence in entrepreneurialism, established to enhance the closing ceremony of Tulsa’s 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations.
Eligibility An entrepreneur is a person who has possession of an enterprise or venture and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome. An ambitious leader who combines land, labor and capital to create and market new goods or services.
The Tulsey Awards competition is open to any entrepreneur living and/or working in the Tulsa Metro region who has been involved in founding, co-founding and/or starting a businesses and/or organizational endeavors. Eligible entries can range from start-up to ongoing business endeavors. Entrepreneurs are only eligible in one main category. Every entrepreneur participating in the public voting process will automatically be eligible for Entrepreneur of the Year. Winners of a 2011 Tulsey Award are not eligible for nomination in the same category in which they won previously. The previous winners may be nominated for an alternative category based upon qualification and will be included in the Entrepreneur of the Year category. A completed online nomination form must accompany each entry. Tulsey Award winners will receive a hand-cast bronze Golden Driller statuette, symbolizing the entrepreneurial excellence of Tulsa.