Tré Baker, managing director for the Build in Tulsa Techstars Accelerator, is a big fan of Tulsa. He describes T-town, as it’s sometimes called, as “welcoming and collaborative.” The little big town of Tulsa is small enough that a warm introduction will go a long way but big enough that those introductions go places.
“It’s a highly aligned, cooperative startup environment with a significant amount of funding that you don’t see in other ecosystems,” said Baker, who is searching for a few more founders to join his next class.
Founders like Dr. Pinkey Patel, CEO and founder of Myri Health, will tell you the program is worth it. Patel participated in the Build in Tulsa accelerator and called her experience, “incredible.” Besides joining the Techstars family, she said, “the mentor network truly helped us get where we are with our company.”
Recently Myri was chosen as a finalist to showcase their innovation at the Women's Health Conference in Boston.
Applications close on Nov. 29 for the industry-agnostic program based in Tulsa. Founders accepted into the 13-week program will go through an intense peer and mentor-driven learning journey as they rapidly scale their companies, and, according to Baker, “we’ll focus primarily on dialing in product-market fit and attracting customers and capital.”