TULSA, Okla. – Kell Kelly, President and CEO of SpiritBank, and Dr. Ric Baser, Vice President and Chief Academic Offcer of Tulsa Community College, kicked off the SpiritBank/Tulsa Community College Entre-preneurial Spirit Award tonight at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, last night.
Representatives from the competition’s sponsors and past Spirit Award winners were on-hand for
The competition, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by SpiritBank and Tulsa Community
The kick-off will provided entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs with opportunities to discover the
success factors for winning the Spirit Award from past winners, meet and network with Tulsa entrepre-
neurs and small business leaders and learn details to compete for cash, prizes and services.
To enter the competition, entrepreneurs can submit their executive summaries to the Spirit Award
website from April 6 – May 13. The first place winner will receive $30,000, second place, $5,000 and
third place, $2,500 all provided by SpiritBank.
The competition is open to anyone in the City of Tulsa with an existing business from either a start-up
business, a business that has been in operation for up to five years, or simply an idea for a new business.
Entrants need not be based in Tulsa, but they must agree to establish or expand in Tulsa if they win.
Anyone interested in entering the competition may obtain instructions and submit their executive
summaries from April 6 – May 13 to www.TulsaSpiritAward.com.