News from 36 Degrees North

Respond Flow Raises $2.5M in Seed Round

August 27, 2021

Respond Flow is making huge moves in Tulsa! The software startup just announced that they’ve secured $2.5M in a seed round led by Mercury, Atento Capital, and Cortado Ventures. Respond Flow steers users through the complexities of mass text message compliance to avoid fines and confidently connect with their customers. Using their platform, they empower organizations to connect with their customers and build authentic relationships.

Maria Kim: Digital Nomad

August 22, 2021

If you’ve been around 36 Degrees North at all in the past year, you’ve met Maria Kim. She doesn’t miss a member lunch, happy hour, or a chance to make a new friend, and we love her for it. But what you might not know about Maria is that before she planted her roots in Tulsa six months ago, she was living the “digital nomad” life, moving from country to country with her laptop and a knack for copywriting.

36°N Launches Innovation Scholarships Powered by Devon Energy

August 15, 2021

Huge shoutout to our partners and friends at Devon Energy, who stopped by on Thursday to check out the new 36°N Incubator! We are grateful for their support of our incubation program and their dedication to empowering entrepreneurs in Tulsa. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new 36°N Innovation Scholarship powered by Devon Energy!

ACT Tulsa Launches First Cohort

July 30, 2021

We are so proud of ACT Tulsa for launching its first accelerator cohort right here at the 36 Degrees North Incubator! ACT Tulsa is a joint venture between i2E and ACT House. Their 6-month cohort-driven accelerator program is designed to cultivate and drive innovation of minority-led technology startups located in Tulsa. The program provides each startup with $70k investments with 0% interest and equity. Check out all the awesome startups and founders in the first cohort!

36°N Members Selected as Winners of Pharrell's Black Ambition Initiative

July 23, 2021

We’re celebrating big time over here at 36 Degrees North because two of our Member Companies were selected as winners of Pharrell William’s Black Ambition Initiative! Both companies received seed funding from the initiave, totaling $300,000.

Black Gold: Entrepreneurship + The Legacy of Black Wall Street

June 25, 2021

And that’s a wrap on Black Gold Series 1! We had the best time partnering with Greenwood Cultural Center to bring the Black Gold Speaker Series to 36 Degrees North. Throughout the month of June, we set aside time to honor the contributions of the entrepreneurs and business owners of historic Black Wall Street, and glean wisdom from current-day Black entrepreneurs. We are so grateful for the amazing entrepreneurs who joined us to share their stories and the legacies of Black Wall Street’s titans. Check it out!

Dustin Baker: The SBA Roadshow

April 30, 2021

Our very own Dustin Baker premiered the first season of the SBA Roadshow here at 36°N on Monday, April 26. The SBA Roadshow is a mini-series dreamed up by Dustin that showcases the positive impact of the Small Business Administration's loan programs on communities all over the U.S. The series follows Dustin, Founder, and CEO of Baker Lewis, on a cross-country roadshow visiting small businesses who benefited from SBA and Paycheck Protection Program loans during the pandemic, and the banks who helped them. Dustin’s mission in creating the SBA Roadshow is to build community through shared stories—stories of resilience, determination, and persistence that define the entrepreneurs who are the backbone of the U.S. economy. In the series, Dustin travels across the country to check in with the business founders and owners who received PPP loans that were necessary to keep their businesses alive through the pandemic.

Alan Kline: Van Guru, Vandoit Adventure Vans

March 26, 2021

Born and raised in the Home of Sliced Bread, Alan Kline is 36°N’s resident Van Guru. Yep, that’s a thing. If you’re wondering, the Home of Sliced Bread is Chillicothe, Missouri and it’s also the Home of Vandoit Adventure Vans. Vandoit is a family-owned business that turns Ford Transit Vans into cool, multi-functional vans that you could live out of if you wanted to (yes, sometimes “down by the river”). It all started when Alan’s family was looking for a solution to their own adventure itch.

Paige Young: Couture Floral Designer

February 26, 2021

Paige Young is the owner and head floral designer of Bella Blooms, a couture floral service that specializes in customizable commercial and residential flower subscriptions. The position that she’s in now is quite the pivot from last year when she was burnt out, overworked and ready to quit the floral business all together. Instead, Paige did something bold and started her own floral business in a city she’d only been living in for a month. You guessed it- we’re talking about Tulsa, baby!

Over $1 Million Dollars in New Member Perks

February 2, 2021

36 Degrees North is partnering with GAN to launch their newest initiative, GAN Spaces. Through this partnership, 36 Degrees North members get access to over $1M in discounts and access to corporate connections nationwide.

Troy Johnson: Founder of the African American Literature Book Club

January 14, 2021

Hailing from Harlem, NYC, Troy Johnson is settling into his new life as a Tulsa resident, checking out all the local eats and awaiting the day the music scene comes back swinging. After spending most of his career in the defense and financial services industries, Troy founded The African American Literature Book Club (AALBC.com) in March of 1998. Today, AALBC.com is the oldest, largest, and most frequently visited website dedicated to books written by or about people of African descent.

Cymone Davis: Building a Black Boarding School in Oklahoma’s Oldest Historic Black Town

December 17, 2020

Cymone Davis in the throws of building a black boarding school in the oldest all-black town in Oklahoma. That town is called Tullahassee, and Cymone also happens to be the City Manager there. She wears a lot of hats, and she’s still working out how to condense all of her roles into a single title. She’s a City Manager, an Educator and a Changemaker. In these roles Cymone focuses on taking creative action to solve problems and implementing freedom strategies.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 Wrap Up

November 25, 2020

Wow- what a fantastic time we had at Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020! Thank you to all of our amazing speakers who made the virtual and in-person experiences great for our attendees. We had an incredible line up of sessions and we recorded some of them for you to watch back!

Heday Inoue: An Opera Singer Who Hated Opera

August 26, 2020

Heday Inoue is a professional opera singer. Which is pretty ironic considering he hated opera for the first 25 years of his life. In fact, he straight up avoided it. You’ll be equally surprised to discover that, previous to becoming a professional opera singer, Heday was a businessman. In Japan. With a law degree. He has quite the dynamic background, and it all started with four musical grandparents and two opera singing parents. There’s no way around it- music runs in his blood.

Allison Greco: From Steel-Toed Boots to Power Heels

July 31, 2020

Allison Greco is a business owner, pageant titleholder and an advocate for the American Cancer Society. You would never expect that her career began working on the tracks of a railroad. Yes, you read that right. This power-suit wearing, business-savvy woman used to strap on her steel-toed boots and hard hat every morning and make her way to the train tracks.

DP Marketing: Finding Success in Economic Uncertainty

June 25, 2020

In 2017, Ryan Redding saw an opportunity to help main street small businesses create quality, low-cost websites. The realization of that need was the catalyst that started DP Marketing. So, what sets them apart from your run-of-the-mill marketing firm? They niche. Hardcore.

Over 250,000 Oklahomans Fed- The Story of Food On The Move

June 5, 2020

Food On The Move has provided meals to more than 200,000 people throughout COVID-19 alone, not including the 53,000 individuals it has served since its 2014 launch. Meet Kevin Harper, 36°N member and Executive Director of Food On The Move.

Member Spotlight: Respond Flow

May 28, 2020

Say hello to the Respond Flow team- a new addition to our 36°N community! These guys relocated from Oklahoma City just weeks ago and their team is already growing.

Woder: Introducing Grandma Rivka

May 15, 2020

Idan Granit is a member of 36°N and the CEO and Founder of Woder. He set out with the mission of making clean water something everyone can afford; a challenge set before him by his grandmother. Grandma Rivka is a survivor, a pioneer, and a community leader. Check out this video to hear more about the heart behind the creation of Woder.

The Lockdown Diaries - Chapter Three.

May 6, 2020

Welcome to another week of The Lockdown Diaries! We miss our members, so we have been checking in to see what they are up to. Check out what they said!

The Lockdown Diaries - Chapter Two.

April 29, 2020

Welcome to the second installment of our Lockdown Diaries series, where we check in with a few of our members to see how lockdown is treating them. Here’s what they are up to!

How to Plan for a Healthy Business in a Changing Climate- Webinar Recap

April 22, 2020

On Tuesday, we joined Nate Brim for a lesson in EOS Implementation. Nate spoke on how to help your business gain traction by setting priorities with a feasible timeline, using a scorecard to track the progress of your goals, and conducting successful meetings that yield quantifiable results. Check out the video below!

Disruption = Opportunity: A Virtual Conversation with Bill Fournet Recap

April 16, 2020

At a time when reactionary thinking will be the norm in most businesses, you can set your organization apart. Hear Bill Fournet’s 3-part process to turn your greatest challenge into your greatest opportunity. When this current crisis is over, not only will you have weathered the storm, but you may emerge stronger than ever before.

The Lockdown Diaries- Chapter One.

April 15, 2020

We were in need of some light-hearted fun so we checked in with a few of our members to see what they are up to during lockdown. Here’s what they said.

Communicating Through COVID-19

April 10, 2020

On Friday, communications experts Nicole Morgan, Resolute PR, and Jon Schroeder, Ribbow Media Group, spoke to 36°N members about best practices in communications. The panel answered members' questions about communicating and messaging during the COVID-19 crisis.

CARES Act Webinar Recap

April 6, 2020

36°N CEO, Devon Laney, joined a panel of experts today to discuss the CARES Act and how it can help our members. Panelists, Matt Campbell, Tax Attorney for Hall Estill, and Howard Walthall, High Growth Med Tech Executive, gave members some insight on the Payment Protection Loan Program and Economic Industry Disaster Loans.

Everything You Need to Know About Payment Protection Program Loans

April 1, 2020

Check out this Q&A style guide to everything you need to know about the Payment Protection Loan Program and how it can benefit your business.

Crisis Management Town Hall Webinar Recap

March 27, 2020

This week, 36°N CEO, Devon Laney, was joined by a virtual panel of local experts to help answer questions about entrepreneurship, accounting, legal, HR and communications pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

March 19, 2020

See the list of resources we have found for Tulsa entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19. Plus, some of the remote resources 36°N members have access to everyday.

Welcome to the Team, Jamie Heiman

March 19, 2020

36 Degrees North is excited to welcome Jamie Heiman back to our team! You might recognize her from her days as a community associate at our front desk. Jamie has spent the last few years working at a public relations firm, and now she is back to step into the role of communications coordinator. We are excited to have her on our team helping to champion Tulsa’s amazing entrepreneurs.

36°N Response to COVID-19

March 15, 2020

To our 36°N members and friends, Our thoughts are with you and your families during these uncertain times. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and working with local officials to ensure we’re doing all we can to keep our members, employees, and community safe.

Member Spotlight: Nathan Pickard, 9b

January 22, 2020

Nathan Pickard is the Founder and Data Analyst of 9b, a data analytics consulting startup formed in 2018 that is passionate about the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of the Tulsa community. 9b specializes in connecting data from disparate systems and creating insights for audit and management in appealing, easy-to-understand visualizations. The idea for 9b developed out of demand for Nathan’s data analysis skills and his passion for sustainable business through his experience with edible forests.

Tulsa Chosen for Rise of the Rest Tour

January 14, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Tulsa has been selected as an official stop on the upcoming Rise of the Rest tour on April 21st! Rise of the Rest was founded by AOL co-founder Steve Case as an initiative to support entrepreneurial hubs outside of Silicon Valley. He and others on the tour will be spending the day in Tulsa, which includes a pitch competition where finalists have the opportunity to win a $100,000 investment from the Rise of the Rest seed fund. Tulsa startups can apply for the pitch competition through February 24.

Member Spotlight: David Noah Roberts, Woder | The Water Company

December 18, 2019

David Noah Roberts is the Venture Manager for Woder, an early stage water conservation venture that seeks to impact our environment through drinking water testing and filtration technology. Whether you are a large corporation or an individual household, Woder seeks to make clean local water...

Tulsa Named One of the 50 Best Places in America for Entrepreneurs

December 12, 2019

Inc. just released its second annual Surge Cities list, ranking cities across America for their friendliness to new business owners. This year, Tulsa, Oklahoma made the list at #47 overall and #1 for wage growth. With the city’s numerous resources, workspaces, community support, and events, it’s no...

5 Things You Need to Know from GEW 2019

November 27, 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide event focused on celebrating successful entrepreneurs and providing resources for taking ideas to the next level. Tulsa’s version brings together community partners to host workshops and events tailored to entrepreneurs in our city. Keep reading for the...

Member Spotlight: Derek Webb, The Project Bar

November 7, 2019

Derek Webb is the co-founder of The Project Bar, a startup that host events at breweries where they provide all the necessary tools, supplies, and instructions to make something awesome. Whether you're a DIY expert or a novice, they’ll be there to help you have fun. After months of prep work, The...

Member Spotlight: Mike Noshay, Verinovum Inc

October 30, 2019

Mike Noshay is the cofounder and chief customer officer at Verinovum Inc. They improve patient outcomes through data curation... said another way, they take the dirty data and make it potable for use with analytics and AI.How, where and when do you get your best ideas?Learning from amazing people...

Member Spotlight: Nehemiah Frank, The Black Wall Street Times

October 9, 2019

Nehemiah Frank is the founder and editor in chief of The Black Wall Street Times, a digital news media company. Their organization seeks to amplify stories that are often ignored or not adequately detailed in mainstream media. Nehemiah was also featured in our podcast, The F Word, talking about...

Member Spotlight: Jessica Kinsey, Prodigy & Co.

October 2, 2019

Jessica Kinsey is the founder and social impact strategist at Prodigy & Co., a social impact strategy firm with a focus on helping nonprofits and social entrepreneurs increase their income and their impact. They write business plans, provide coaching, lead workshops, and develop programming all...

Member Spotlight: Curtis Kline, Paperspace

September 25, 2019

Curtis Kline has been a part of 36 Degrees North since before our doors even opened. Currently, he is the director of operations at Paperspace, an engineering tools company focused on the machine learning space. They own a large GPU cloud and provide software that helps machine learning engineers...

Member Spotlight: Allison Greco, Continuous Improvement International

September 17, 2019

36ºN member Allison Greco is the founder of Continuous Improvement International, a member-based professional organization that provides training, certification, networking and events. They cultivate a passion for continuous improvement and drive the adoption of continuous improvement culture as...

Member Spotlight: Gerren DePoy, The Grip Jar Opener

September 11, 2019

Gerren DePoy is the CEO and co-founder of The Grip Jar Opener, a family-owned business with a nifty gadget to make opening jars a little bit easier. Their focus is helping people solve their common problem of struggling to open lids, with the intent of growing into other product areas of unmet...

Member Spotlight: Libby Wuller, Quorum

September 4, 2019

Libby Wuller works remotely as the Director of External Engagement at Quorum, based in Washington D.C. They are a software company built for public affairs, providing one place for stakeholder engagement, legislative tracking, and grassroots advocacy.How, where and when do you get your best...

The F Word with Taylor Hanson, Hanson

August 21, 2019

  listen on itunes listen on google play listen on soundcloud listen on spotify  With a special ability to connect with fans and build a global community, Hanson put themselves on the map long-term through their popular music and, in recent years, their craft...

The F Word with Mike Noshay, Verinovum

August 14, 2019

  listen on itunes listen on google play listen on soundcloud listen on spotify  Verinovum is changing the way healthcare providers serve their patients. By making healthcare data easier to access and share, The Tulsa-based technology startup is mitigating...

The F Word with Muriel Fahrion, Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears

August 7, 2019

  LISTEN ON ITUNES listen on google play listen on soundcloud listen on spotify   June 2020 Update In light of recent events, Care Bears creator, Muriel Fahrion, has unveiled a Black Lives Matter Care Bears design. Once for...

Devon Laney Named New Chief Executive Officer of 36 Degrees North

August 1, 2019

Hello 36 Degrees North Members!It is with great excitement that we announce 36 Degrees North’s new chief executive officer, Devon Laney. (The previous title of the position of executive director has been changed to chief executive officer.)Devon is a tech entrepreneur and also has over 15 years’...

The F Word with Nehemiah Frank, Black Wall Street Times

July 31, 2019

  listen on itunes listen on google play listen on soundcloud listen on spotify  Identifying a need in his community for better representation, teacher Nehemiah Frank founded The Black Wall Street Times. Despite lacking formal journalism training, he created a...

The F Word with Jim Langdon, Langdon Publishing

July 24, 2019

  listen on itunes listen on google play listen on soundcloud listen on spotify  Where do you go to find all the information about the latest news and cool stuff happening in Tulsa? For many, it's Tulsa People Magazine. A product of Langdon Publishing, Tulsa...

Member Spotlight: Andrew Brister, Andrew Brister Architecture and Visualization, PLLC

July 18, 2019

Andrew Brister is the founder of Andrew Brister Architecture and Visualization. The company builds digital 3D renderings of existing buildings for design teams to use throughout the construction process, allowing them to know more about their building than they would with a tape measure and a...

The F Word with Elliot Nelson, McNellie's Group

July 17, 2019

  listen on itunes listen on google play listen on soundcloud listen on spotify  A young, college grad seeks to create a business that combines some of his favorite things- beer, food and travel- and ends up revitalizing a whole section of downtown Tulsa in...

Member Spotlight: Molly Jones, Jones Design Studio

July 10, 2019

Molly Jones is the founder and president of Jones Design Studio, a group of architects who work exclusively on sustainable projects. Their vision is to build a beautiful, sustainable, resilient future.How, where and when do you get your best ideas? In the early mornings or on long drives when I can...

New Partnership with Google Cloud for Startups

July 9, 2019

We’re excited to partner with Google Cloud for Startups! They are offering our members several benefits designed specifically to help startups grow and scale, either for free or at a startup-friendly cost.Startups eligible for our Start Package will receive $3,000 in Google Cloud Platform and...

Member Spotlight: Jonathan Neff, New Era: Fine Fermentations

July 3, 2019

36ºN member Jonathan Neff is the CEO and head-brewer of New Era: Fine Fermentations, a microbrewery and pub specializing in artisanal beer and food that is naturally gluten-free. They strive to be an active part of the community focusing on culinary inclusivity.How, where, and when do you get your...

Member Spotlight: Amanda Jamison, Have Passport Will Travel

June 26, 2019

36ºN member Amanda Jamison is the founder of Have Passport Will Travel, a full-service travel agency specializing in curated travel experiences. Her company’s services and itineraries range from moderate to luxury, from beach vacations to adventure travel and everything in between.How, where and...

Member Spotlight: Lindsay Jordan, Write on Fundraising

May 29, 2019

Lindsay Jordan is the founder and chief philanthropic adviser of Write On Fundraising. Her company helps nonprofit organizations meet their fundraising goals by providing expert-level grant writing, policy design, research and evaluation, and program development services. How, where and when do you...

Meet Our New Team Member: Rachel Brown

May 15, 2019

We are so excited to start the summer off with a new addition to the 36 Degrees North team! Rachel Brown just joined our staff as a community associate. She will serve 36°N by greeting members and guests and connecting them with the resources they need day-to-day in our space.When you see Rachel up...

Member Spotlight: Julie Skye, Skye Advisors

May 8, 2019

Julie Skye is the principal of Skye Advisors LLC. She builds and manages investment portfolios that incorporate clients’ values into their investments. Her work focuses on environmental impact, social impact and governance (also called the “Triple Bottom Line”), which is a powerful tool in...

Member Spotlight: William Nozak, Nozak Consulting

May 1, 2019

36ºN member William Nozak, founder of Nozak Consulting, is paving the way in search engine optimization. His company helps businesses rank better in Google, Yahoo! and Bing through website design, content consulting and reputation management.How, where and when do you get your best ideas?From the...

Member Spotlight: Victoria McArtor, MUSED. Organization

April 24, 2019

36°N member Victoria McArtor is the cofounder of MUSED. Organization. MUSED. is Tulsa's only poetry and collaborative arts nonprofit. Their mission is to create a community of better readers– not only of poetry– but also of our thoughts, our actions and our social responsibilities. How, where and...

Five Tulsa Startups to Keep an Eye On

April 19, 2019

Tulsa Startup Series is one of Tulsa’s most popular pitch competitions. It’s a great opportunity for startup founders to get in front of an audience and win a little cash to move their ideas forward.  The winner of each bi-monthly live pitch walks away with $2,500, a three-month 36 Degrees North...

Member Spotlight: Ryan Redding, DP Marketing Strategies

April 17, 2019

36ºN member Ryan Redding is the founder of DP Marketing Strategies, a full-service digital marketing agency for home service companies, plumbers and HVAC technicians.How, where and when do you get your best ideas?I think the best ideas happen in "space." The best ideas, for me, rarely happen during...

Member Spotlight: Stephanie Conduff, Leche Lounge

April 3, 2019

Stephanie Conduff is the founder and CEO of Leche Lounge. Her business empowers employers to meet legal requirements for pumping or nursing mothers in the workplace. They offer portable lactation spaces that can be placed temporarily or permanently on site to empower families and businesses.How,...

Member Spotlight: PJ Ebadi, KiZE Concepts

March 28, 2019

PJ Ebadi is the digital marketing manager of KiZE Concepts, an all-natural energy bar company focused on loving people through everything they do. Each KiZE purchase helps feed the hungry both locally and globally through partnerships with nonprofits like the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Hope...

Member Spotlight: Robin Jones, Robin Jones Marketing

March 22, 2019

36ºN member Robin Jones is the owner and marketing director of Robin Jones Marketing, LLC. She specializes in "footprint marketing" for the dental industry, offering a hands-on, tailored approach for each unique practice.How, where and when do you get your best ideas?I work hard at establishing...

Two Changes Coming for Entrepreneurship in Oklahoma in 2019

March 20, 2019

“If we get people here, they’ll fall in love with this place. Give them brick and mortar, and they won’t leave. ” — Lt. Gov. Matt PInnell Oklahomans have a unique bent towards an entrepreneurial mentality. That was particularly evident at last week’s 2019 Oklahoma Entrepreneurship Ecosystem...

Member Spotlight: Mark Hellmann Regouby, Running of the Bulls

March 13, 2019

36°N member Mark Hellmann Regouby is the founder of Running of the Bulls, Inc., the largest tour operator at the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. His company has hosted over 16,000 travelers and loves introducing people to the World's Largest Fiesta.Editor’s Note: Since joining 36°N last...

36 Degrees North Seeks Executive Director

March 12, 2019

36 Degrees North (36°N) is Tulsa’s basecamp for entrepreneurs, providing high-quality coworking space, a diverse community of passionate innovators, and helpful connections to business resources so business owners can connect, grow and create long-lasting, impactful businesses.  Since its founding...

Member Spotlight: Mat Zalk, Keyrenter Tulsa

March 6, 2019

36ºN member Mat Zalk is the owner and property manager of Keyrenter Tulsa. He specializes in the acquisition, renovation and operation of single and multi-family properties. Mat also serves as a “big brother” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma (and encourages you to do the same!).Where and...

3 Lies About Expanding Your Business to a Global Scale

February 28, 2019

Taking your business international is one of those daunting ideas that leaves people one of two ways - all in or all out. CCK Strategies, a Tulsa-based CPA firm that specializes in strategic plans for new and prospering entrepreneurs, recently hosted a workshop in our space addressing some of the...

36 Degrees North 2018 Impact Report

February 18, 2019

Hello members, partners and friends,At the end of January, we celebrated our third anniversary as Tulsa's Basecamp for Entrepreneurs- and wow, did we have a lot to celebrate. Since opening our doors, our mission has been to be the best place for entrepreneurs to find high-quality workspace, a...

4 Things You’re Doing Wrong on Instagram

January 26, 2019

By: Katelyn Grubb, 36 Degrees North If you’re trying to increase your following on Instagram, chances are you’re buying into certain trends that are actually hindering your progress.Desiree Yearby, a PR specialist and adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University, recently taught a class at...

Update from Dustin Curzon, Executive Director of 36 Degrees North

January 10, 2019

36°N members, partners and supporters-I am writing to let you know about a new chapter for 36 Degrees North. On January 25th, I will leave my position as Executive Director of 36 Degrees North to pursue a new opportunity as Head of Operations at Gitwit, a digital product and marketing agency here...

The F Word with Mike Bausch, Andolini's Pizzeria

December 21, 2018

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON GOOGLE PLAY LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD Listen on Spotify  Building a restaurant in an up-and-coming part of town is risky on multiple levels. Yet Mike Bausch, the founder of Andolini’s Pizzeria, continues to do it, opening up locations...

Meet Katelyn Grubb, The New 36°N Communications Coordinator

December 19, 2018

We are excited to end the year by adding a new member to the 36 Degrees North team! Katelyn Grubb is joining us as our new communications coordinator. She will serve the 36°N community by helping us boost awareness of our mission, programs, partners and members through social media, email marketing...

The F Word with Adam Teague, Two Guys’ Bow Ties

December 18, 2018

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON GOOGLE PLAY LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD Listen on Spotify  If you make a deal on Shark Tank, the future of your company is all set, right…? Unfortunately not. Listen as Adam Teague, the founder of Two Guys’ Bow Ties, talks about the highs...

The F Word with Dr. Dayal Meshri, Advance Research Chemicals

December 11, 2018

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON GOOGLE PLAY LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD Listen on Spotify  A chemist fed up with the bureaucracy of a large corporation takes the leap to start his own company. Thanks to some grit, great people skills and a bit of luck, Dr. Dayal Meshri...

The F Word with Sarah Gould, KKT Architects

December 4, 2018

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON GOOGLE PLAY LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD Listen on Spotify  KKT Architects, one of Tulsa’s top architecture firms, is responsible for designing many of the city’s landmarks. Over time, the company has proven itself to be resilient through...

Highlights from the Tulsa CityLab Assessment

November 21, 2018

In May 2018, David Zipper and Rob Bole of CityLab conducted an assessment of Tulsa’s environment for fostering innovation-based economic development, along with a set of programmatic recommendations for city stakeholders. The following is a simple balance sheet of the ways in which Tulsa shows...

The F Word with Libby Billings, Elote

November 20, 2018

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON GOOGLE PLAY LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD Listen on Spotify  She just wanted to be her own boss and create some unique Mexican food. She had no idea her work would be the start of the revitalization of downtown Tulsa- especially since she...

The F Word with Jacob Johnson, Gitwit Creative

November 20, 2018

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON GOOGLE PLAY LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD Listen on Spotify  He built one of Tulsa’s top creative agencies. He led multiple tech startups and raised millions in seed funding. He’s the reason Tulsa has a new city flag. To the outside...

Welcome to Season Two of The F Word Podcast

November 20, 2018

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON GOOGLE PLAY LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD  Listen as the 36 Degrees North team gives a preview of what's in store for season two of The F Word podcast.[TRANSCRIPT]Voice 1: Yeah, I've learned a lot over the last couple years, and everywhere I...

Welcome to the Team, Levi State

October 11, 2018

   We are excited to announce Levi State as our newest 36°N Community Associate! Levi has great energy and seeks to serve people well, making him a great fit for our team.Next time you’re in the space, make sure to swing by the front desk to tell Levi hello....

Firefox Monitor: Built at 36 Degrees North

October 4, 2018

By: Luke Crouch, Mozilla Firefox Developer and 36 Degrees North MemberThat sinking feeling. You’re reading the news and you learn about a data breach. Hackers have stolen names, passwords and other data from a service that you use. It seems like we experience that sinking feeling more and more...

Member Spotlight: Kourtney Brooks, TINGE

September 21, 2018

36°N member Kourtney Brooks is the founder and CEO of TINGE, a private-label cosmetic company that is revolutionizing the beauty industry by bringing inclusivity to full-body treatments and products for women around the globe. The professional treatment and retail line will be distributed and sold...

Thoughts for Tulsa Entrepreneurs Post-Gathering Place Grand Opening

September 14, 2018

By: Lauren King, 36 Degrees NorthLike almost every other Tulsan, I ventured into The Gathering Place on Saturday afternoon for its grand opening. The park, as I’m sure you’ve heard by now, is 66 acres of stunning playgrounds, gardens, sports courts, dining areas and walking trails. And the grand...

The Business of Music with Hanson

September 12, 2018

   Need help navigating the business side of the music industry? Want to make a living doing what you love? Check out the above video for a candid discussion with Tulsa icons Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson as they explain how to pursue your ambitions full-time-- without being a...

Member Spotlight: Jillian Nielsen, Well Said Jillian

September 6, 2018

36°N member Jillian Nielsen is the founder of Well Said Jillian. She does voiceover, on-camera and live emcee work for ad agencies, production companies, PR firms, corporate marketing departments and nonprofits. Jillian's voice has been used for brands including Pandora, The Melting Pot, 3...

The F Word: Special Edition with Resolute PR, Switchgear Recruiting, Inner Circle Vodka Bar, Tulsa Regional Chamber

August 22, 2018

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD A PR agency. A recruiting company. A vodka bar. All very different endeavors with their own unique challenges. However, there's a common thread in these three companies. They were all founded by Tulsans who had the boldness to say "I can do this"- even when...

Welcoming Our Newest Community Associate, Sheridan Ray

August 15, 2018

Meet Sheridan Ray, our newest 36°N team member! Sheridan is fun and bubbly and so good at making people feel welcome- making her the perfect person to hold down the fort at our front desk. In addition to working at 36°N, she's currently studying human development and family science at OSU Tulsa (go...

Member Spotlight: Seth Lewandowski, Periwinkle

August 9, 2018

Seth Lewandowski is the co-founder of Periwinkle, a company that provides professional garage cleaning and organization services. Periwinkle’s goal is to give homeowners the garages of their dreams by decreasing clutter and making spaces more functional and comfortable.Where and when do you get...

Member Spotlight: Dylan Goforth, The Frontier

June 28, 2018

The Frontier Team (from left to right): Clifton Adcock, Kassie McClung, Dylan Goforth, Brianna Bailey, Robert E. Lorton III Dylan Goforth is the editor-in-chief at The Frontier, a digital media startup committed to bringing their audience top-notch investigative journalism, with a focus on...

Announcing the 36°N Mentor Program

June 22, 2018

Acclaimed actor Denzel Washington once said, “Show me a successful individual, and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living. If you do it well, I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.”We, here...

Member Spotlight: Tammy Torkleson, Indigo Technology

June 20, 2018

Tammy Torkleson is the founder of Indigo Technology, a software company that builds technology solutions for businesses to use to recover missed revenue opportunities.Where and when do you get your best ideas? Two ways: 1) in the middle of the night, I will randomly wake up to inspiration and 2)...

Member Spotlight: Troy Robinson, Lionsrock Web Creative

June 13, 2018

Troy Robinson is the founder of Lionsrock Web Creative, a company committed to helping business and organization leaders convey their brand's value to industry influencers using collaborative design, engaging media, simple web publishing tools, and target-audience evaluation.Where and when do you...

Member Spotlight: Alan Faulk, Why Not Consulting

May 24, 2018

Alan Faulk is the founder of Why Not Consulting, a training agency that creates sales training materials for a larger European training organization. His team researches, develops, and writes trainings that become animations and simulated activities.Where and when do you get your best ideas? It's...

Member Spotlight: Daniel Sperle, Tulsa Bike Share

May 18, 2018

Daniel Sperle is the executive director of Tulsa Bike Share, a new transportation initiative launching in July 2018. At 25 stations around the city,  Tulsa Bike Share will provide Tulsans with a high-quality, convenient and affordable bicycle transit system, with 160 GPS enabled bikes powered...

Member Spotlight: Lori Schram, Left Brain Design

May 3, 2018

Lori Schram is the founder of Left Brain Design, an award-winning interior space planning and design company. Currently, the company is making its mark downtown, as the principal developers for The Davenport Lofts condominium project on North Main Street.Where and when do you get your best ideas?...

"See Ya, 36 Degrees North!": Thoughts from the Intern

April 23, 2018

By: Ashley Riggs, 36°N Communications InternAs a 20-something, I’m juggling lots of roles – student, friend, intern, co-worker. Add “senior in college about to graduate” to the mix, and I’ve got quite the load. However, of all these roles, I’d like to elaborate upon one – intern.This semester, I...