SpiritBank/Tulsa Community College Entrepreneurial Spirit Award 2011


Submission deadline



Competition Organizer

SpiritBank and the Tulsa Community College

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
- The plan must be an original idea for a business in operation from zero up to five years in operation.
- Applicants do not have to be based in Tulsa, but they must agree to establish or expand their business in the City of Tulsa if they win.
- Company officers/members are 18 years or older at the time of entry and are legal Residents of the United States.
- The business must not have a net worth that exceeds $1 million.

Important Dates

All entry submissions are due on March 16, 2011. The top 25 competitors must submit business plans by June 22, 2011. Seven finalists will be announced in mid-September, and will present their business plans to judges on November 3, 2011. Winners will be announced at the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Celebration on November 15, 2011.

Competition Prizes

First place: $30,000

Second place: $5,000

Third place: $2,500

The winning business model may also receive additional strategic partner support and introductions to other funding sources.

Other Info

A kick-off work shop and two coaching sessions will be held to aid entrants in preparation for the business plan competition.