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Tulsa business owners celebrated during Global Entrepreneurship Week at 36 Degrees North
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The "Why Tulsa for Entrepreneurs" is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 36 Degrees North and features four local panelists: Jessica Lozano, Clay Holk, Hannah Demuth and Charity Marcus.

A panel discussion entitled “Why Tulsa for Entrepreneurs?” at 36 Degrees North will be part of Tulsa’s observance of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which kicks offs locally Saturday.

Created in 2008 and powered by the Kansas City, Missouri-based Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

In the United States alone, nearly 5,000 events, activities and competitions are planned. The full schedule of the week’s events at 36 Degrees North, Tulsa’s “Basecamp for Entrepreneurs,” can be found at www.36degreesnorth.co/gew.

The “Why Tulsa for Entrepreneurs” is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 36 Degrees North and features four local panelists: Jessica Lozano, Clay Holk, Hannah Demuth and Charity Marcus.

Lozano is the Latino outreach specialist for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

Holk serves as the Coronavirus Relief Funds Program Manager for the city of Tulsa.

Demuth is on the board of Tulsa’s Young Professionals (TYPROS) as crew leader for business development.

Marcus, founder of Avenu PR and Avenu Consulting, is political strategist, communications professional and community advocate.

Django Fest, a virtual event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, is a workshop that will teach participants how to build a simple app using the Python framework Django.

Thirty-six Degrees North also will host a free co-working day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 36 Degrees, 36 E. Cameron St.

Also at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 36 Degrees North is a discussion called “How to Speak to Investors,” a talk led by Atento Capital Managing Partner Mike Basch.

Basch is an entrepreneur across different sectors, including coffee shops, product manufacturing and mobile user acquisition, and an angel and institutional investor in tech and consumer-product start-ups.

Born and reared in California, he lived in New York, London and Tel Aviv before moving to Tulsa in early 2018. Atento Capital is an early-state venture fund.


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