Don't just think different...
ACT different.

Our mission

We help innovators craft the best version of themselves, build their ideal team, and execute their dream, by leveraging innovation with cross-cultural collaboration.

Our Strategy

We work our way from the ground up.

ACT Model

Before a house is built, you need a strong foundation to withstand the storm. The ACT Model is a proven team methodology for startup success.

ACT Assessment

Everyone has a superpower within the innovation ecosystem. We start by helping people understand their mindset, skills, and collaboration profiles.

ACT Accelerator

Designed to develop the psyche of the founders, guide the product development, and accelerate growth through financial and intellectual capital.

The Team

Taleya Mayberry

Program Director, ACT Tulsa

Maria Kim

Brand Strategist, ACT House

Marla O’Fallon

Operations Coordinator, ACT Tulsa

Kuan Yew

Operations Associate, ACT House

Dominick Ard’is

Chief Executive Officer, ACT House

Mark Lauinger

Growth & Scale, ACT Tulsa

Malachi Blankenship

Head of Partnerships, ACT Tulsa

Jordan McNear

Creative Producer, ACT House

Have questions? We have answers.
When is the deadline to apply?

Applications for Cohort II ends Nov 29th, 2021.

How much does ACT Tulsa invest?

We invest $70,000 of non-dilutive, non-recourse capital into each of the
participating startups in our cohorts. The terms are simple: 0% interest, 0%
equity, 1x payback triggered by revenue milestones after 18 months so that
another founder can have the same opportunity we gave you.

Does ACT Tulsa take equity?

No, we do not take equity and we do not take board seats in the companies
participating in the accelerator. We exist to raise the bar for underestimated
founders and not only increase the value of your company but increase your
ownership in it as well.

What is the format of this program?

The accelerator runs for a period of 6 months, with digital workshops,
programming, and mentorship taking place each week. The first 3 months are focused on implementation and acceleration while the last 3 months are focused
on incubation and growth. As part of the ACT Tulsa Accelerator, selected founders outline the top technical challenges facing their startup, and are then
paired with relevant mentors to help solve those challenges. Participating startups receive focus on technical challenges and how to commercialize and scale their startup, as well as connections to relevant corporations in Tulsa.

When will this program run?

The second cohort for the ACT Tulsa Accelerator will kick off on Feb 4th, 2022, and run for 6 months. The cohort will consist of 6-8 of the most promising
startups around. ACT Tulsa will run two cohorts a year accepting up to 15 startups each year, so if this cohort doesn’t work for you stay tuned for Cohort III next year.

Where will this program be?

This program will run for 6 months in Tulsa, OK. It is required for you to be present for the program.

Who should apply for ACT Tulsa?

This program is open to Black and Brown-led startups. The accelerator program is best suited for pre-revenue to early revenue-generating startups. Selected
companies should have a founder and appropriate team members that are available to join all program elements of the ACT Tulsa cohort and are located in or can relocate to Tulsa, OK for the 6 months of the program.

Who's behind ACT Tulsa? 

ACT House has partnered with i2E, a private not-for-profit corporation. I2E’s mission is to invest in entrepreneurs to build successful high-growth companies in Oklahoma. They achieve their mission by working directly with companies through programs like ACT Tulsa to commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access needed capital.

Will you sign an NDA? How do I know you won't steal my idea?

No, we won’t sign an NDA. No venture firm would at this stage. The informal commitment to confidentiality on our application form is more than any VC would make.

Is office space included?

Yes, we provide office space for you and your team for free! Office space is
located in the 36 Degrees North Incubator Space in Downtown Tulsa! We also
pay for parking. We want to make sure we remove as many barriers as possible so
you can get to work on accelerating your company.

I have more questions?

We’d love to hear them! Contact us at any time with any additional questions you may have at REMEMBER the deadline is November 29th, 2021
so get those questions in quick.