TCC StartUp Cup powered by Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation is Tulsa, Oklahoma’s annual business model competition sponsored by Tulsa Community College and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. The annual entrepreneurial competition began in 2007 as the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award and was renamed the TCC StartUp Cup in 2012.

TCC StartUp Cup business model competition is open to any type of business idea. Past winners have included business in the service, technology, oil and gas, fitness and health industries. Participants in the TCC StartUp Cup will learn how to turn their idea into a viable business model, go to market quickly, test assumptions and then modify their business model as they move through the competition.

TCC StartUp Cup is designed to build Tulsa’s workforce by supporting the entrepreneurs who drive much of the local economy. Entrepreneurial and small business ventures account for 82 percent of Tulsa’s business community and generate $3.1 billion in Tulsa’s economy each year.

Entrepreneurs who have participated in TCC StartUp Cup in the past, but did not win any of the money awards, are encouraged to enter their business model again. And, to those past participants who have another big idea – we want to see it!

Enter again: Your business could be the next key startup!

Submit your big idea now and let TCC StartUp Cup connect you with the tools, resources and coaches to help you on your way to being a successful entrepreneur.


TCC StartUp Cup powered by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation: investing in the business leaders of today and tomorrow for Tulsa’s future.