Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Underway

COMPETITION JUDGES: From left, Elliott Nelson, Isabell Estes, Dan Roberts, Rose Washington Rentie, Ted Cundiff, Sean Griffin, Penni Leigh Graham and Bill Lohrey. Not present are Jeff Horvath, Greg Forrest and Larry Wofford.

DANIEL C. CAMERON for GTR Newspapers

From more than 100 business plans, seven Tulsa entrepreneurs have advanced to the final round of the Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award business model competition. On Nov. 5, the seven finalists will present a two minute elevator pitch or overview to the panel of Spirit Award judges.

The following businesses have advanced to the final round of competition and agreed to establish or expand their business operations in the City of Tulsa.

if they win the Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: Cellular Crayons, Grocio Inc., Hollywood Fitness Repair, Lindy Mac LLC, Lundeby’s Eco Baby, and

Before the last presentation round on Nov. 5, the seven finalists will be coached in two main areas: business model and pitching techniques. They will then receive coaching that will connect them to resources and expertise to help polish their business plan and pitching techniques for the final round of judging.

On Nov. 18, the Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award winner will receive a check from SpiritBank for $30,000, second place with $5,000 and third place with $2,500. The top three will be announced during the Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award ceremony that will be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Crowne Plaza downtown on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 5:30-7 p.m.

For more information about Mayor Taylor’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, please visit the website at

Updated 10-20-2008

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