Spirit Award Semi-Finalists Announced

Last week, officials for Mayor Kathy Taylor’s Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit Award announced the competition’s top 12 semi-finalists. They are:
Blue Label Bartending
Bootcamp Tulsa
Cog Togs Inc.
Diaper Departure
Elote Caf√?’ & Catering
Mr. BodyFat
Part-Time Pros
Real Time Rehab
Target Solution Foods
These 12 entrepreneurs will continue forward in the competition, the next steps of which are a coaching session with local, established business owners and experts; an updated business plan submission and review by Spirit Award judges; and a five-minute pitch to the judges.
The top seven finalists will be announced Sept. 20 and will participate in another coaching session, business plan review and pitching round. The first-, second- and third-place winners will be announced on Nov. 17, during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit Award is sponsored by SpiritBank, which provides the $30,000, $5,000 and $2,500 cash prizes to the first, second and third place winners, respectively, and is in a strategic partnership with the Tulsa Business Journal, which has provided continuous coverage of the competition since it began in April.
Profiles of the aforementioned entrepreneurs who agreed to media coverage may be found in a special insert in the July 6 issue of TBJ and online at www.tulsabusiness.com.

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