Tulsa’s only curriculum-based, certified business incubator

The best advice comes from a hard-earned perspective.

Our mentors were once right where you are.
Learn from their mistakes and ultimate success.

 

The Bullpen

A real difference-maker for The Forge’s companies, our Bullpen is a diverse network available for partnerships, lasting connections, and — best of all — real-world advice for a business’s early years. 

Each of our over 50 local entrepreneurs or business experts commit to giving an hour of free service per month to mentor our tenant businesses or extend resources in their area of professional services.

 

Meet our expert Bullpen mentors

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Nicole Morgan

CEO, Resolute PR

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Brad Scrivner

President & CEO, Valley National Bank

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Rose Washington

Executive Director, TEDC

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Dustin Curzon

Executive Director, 36° North

 
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Evan Tipton

Risk Consultant, HUB International

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Claire Farr

Director of Operations, ES2-Tulsa

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Ed Skoch

Cofounder, Aldgate Insurance

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Cornell Cross

Associate Director of Programs, OCAST

 
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Liz Brolick

CEO, SwitchGear

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Mark Smith

President, ChartMark Investments

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Jerald Dawkins

Chairman, True Digital Security

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Zac Lindsey

Founder, Lindsey Firm

 
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Alex Golimbievsky

Cofounder & CEO, Hire360

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Kelly Riggs

President, The Business Locker Room

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Dixie Agostino

President, SwitchGear

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Gina Briggs

Founder, CFO Solutions

 
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Steve Hobbs

Payroll & Sales Consultant, Barracuda Consulting

 
 
 

Representing 18 distinct areas of expertise

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Business Law
Business Plan Creation + Review
E-Commerce
Exporting + International Commerce
Funding
Marketing + PR
Strategic Planning
Tax Accounting + Investments
Manufacturing
Financial Management
HR Management
IT Strategy
Logistics + Distribution
Prototyping + Design
Sales Coaching
Systems Efficiency + Continuous Improvement
Insurance
Valuation