The organization known as Tulsa’s Young Professionals has launched a new business center to help speed up the development and ensure success of startups in the area, according to Area Development Online.
The business center – called The Forge – has been in development for five years, according to the site, and will serve as a place entrepreneurs can meet to discuss their business ideas. This will allow them to lean on experienced professionals for advice.
“When you create a place like The Forge where raw innovators are given the support, resources and know-how they need to build successful, sustainable companies, you revolutionize the business community,” Don Walker, 2010 Tulsa Metro Chamber chairperson and Arvest Bank president and CEO, told Area Development Online.
The site says that while the current location of the center is only temporary, it has enough space for nine tenants, and already has one client signed up.
The center is just one of the contributions Tulsa’s Young Professionals has made to the community. According to the organization’s website, its current community initiative – Junior Achievement of Eastern Oklahoma – works to introduce students to the business world and give them hands on experience in terms of preparation, entrepreneurship and financial planning.
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