The Tulsa Community College StartUp Cup promises new features and added benefits in th 2014 competition. The business model competition, powered by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, features a streamlined five-month competition window and adds a chance for entrepreneurs to win a $500 cash prize at the kickoff event by pitching their product or service.
Individuals can register at the door to participate in the kickoff pitch competition and three names will be randomly drawn to compete before the judges. The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation is sponsoring the pitch prize as well as the nearly $38,000 in prize money given to the top three finishers in the TCC StartUp Cup.
The kickoff event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the TCC StartUp Cup competition. In addition, the changes to this year’s competition with the shortened timeframe and streamlined events will be explained.
TCC StartUp Cup is designed to support entrepreneurial growth, expand business and community connections, and maximize promotional opportunities both locally and nationally. During the competition, local entrepreneurs will develop and pitch their business model with opportunities for networking, mentoring and coaching.
Entrepreneurs may enter their business models into the competition beginning June 24. Applications will be accepted at tcc.startupcup.com through July 14.