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GET YOUR TICKET! Phil Gilbert, GM of Design from IBM is coming to OKC! February 18, 2020

February 10, 2020

PresentsPHIL GILBERTGM of Design – IBM Tuesday February 18th 2020 IBM is flipping traditional tech product development on its head with an unprecedented culture change that spans 387,000 employees and 170 countries. Hear why, and how their customers are loving it, from the man who’s making it happen: Phil Gilbert, General Manager of Design at IBM! …

YOU Are the Lifeblood!

December 20, 2019

You get the importance of Creative Oklahoma’s mission – advancing the development of a vibrant, creative and innovation-based economy to make Oklahoma a place where our entrepreneurs, innovators and game-changers want to grow and thrive! But we can’t do it alone. We rely on people like you that understand and want to keep this critical work continuing. Will you help us by donating now? In 2019,…

Haven’t Made Plans For Global Entrepreneurship Week Yet?! Don’t Worry, We’ve Got You Covered! 🔥

November 13, 2019

Oklahoma offers a variety of events during Global Entrepreneurship Week During one week each November, thousands of partners across the United States hold events and competitions to celebrate and support local entrepreneurs. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16 2019 BlackTech Weekend Saturday, Nov 16 @ 10am – 6pm at 36 Degrees North – TULSAFeatured in Black Enterprise, Forbes, Huffington Post Entrepreneur…

Creative Oklahoma Announces FY20 New Chairman and Five New Board Members

August 22, 2019
Robyn Elliot, Chairman FY20 Creative Oklahoma

Creative Oklahoma elected Robyn Elliott, Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Communications and Community Development at The Chickasaw Nation as its new board chairman for FY20. “It’s great to have Robyn coming in as board chair at this particular time because, after being in existence for 12 years, we are now at a time where…

Creative Oklahoma Helping Startups in its MIT-Backed Mentoring Program

August 12, 2019
Oklahoma Entrepreneur Mentoring Program

Article from Velocity – Greater Oklahoma City Chamber (JULY 30, 2019) Anyone’s who’s done it can tell you – launching and growing a successful business from the seed of an idea is not for the faint of heart. It’s hard. It’s stressful. And it’s lonely a lot of the times. Yet, the ability of the…

Creative Oklahoma Hosts 18 International Scholars Studying Innovative Solutions To Economic & Workforce Development

July 30, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 30th, 2019) — Creative Oklahoma (COK) is hosting a group of 18 experienced foreign faculty and practitioners who are visiting Oklahoma and two other states as part of a U.S. State Department-funded program to study socioeconomic trends that have changed the concept of work, workforce development and career paths in the United…

Oklahomans Study Innovative Urban Development and Placemaking as Economic Development Strategies in Three Cities in Germany

June 21, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 18, 2019)— Two Oklahomans representing the nonprofit organization Creative Oklahoma traveled to three cities in Germany to study their significant successes in developing diverse and robust economies through improving community livability via urban place-making, investing in community-accessible high performance computing and strategically nurturing ecosystems that support growth in a wide variety of…

New Oklahoma Entrepreneur Mentoring Program (OKEMP) Officially Launches With Five Entrepreneur Teams

April 3, 2019

Oklahoma City – Creative Oklahoma has chosen five promising entrepreneurs to be the first included in its inaugural Oklahoma Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (OKEMP), an initiative licensed from and modeled after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Venture Mentoring Service. This statewide non-profit program provides free in-person mentorship and coaching to emerging entrepreneurs by matching them with…

2019 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Announced

March 7, 2019

Oklahoma City — Governor Kevin Stitt will designate eight prominent Oklahomans as Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors on Monday evening,  April 8th, at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.    The 2019 Ambassador honorees  who will be present to receive their awards from Governor Stitt will be  Mr. C. Kendrick Fergeson, Nationally recognized advocate for arts…

Creative Oklahoma’s Founding Board Member and CEO Susan Mccalmont Retiring; Rep. Meloyde Blancett to Become Interim Executive Director

January 15, 2019
Photo of Ms. Meloyde Blancett

Date: January 15, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Stephanie Coderre Porras405.232.5570 As a founding board member of Creative Oklahoma in 2006, and President/CEO of the nonprofit since 2011, Susan McCalmont, noted nonprofit leader and creativity advocate, is retiring from the organization. She will hand the reigns to state legislator, Meloyde Blancett, who will serve…

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