Navigating Politics, Entrepreneurs, and Bureaucracy: The Path to Creating a Meaningful Community College Entrepreneurial P...
Carol Messer  Recently Retired Provost Over 32 Years of Community College Experience Tulsa Entrepreneurial Initiatives Mem...
<ul><li>Serving Tulsa and the surrounding area since 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Consistently ranked in the two percent of comm...
The Awakening
 
Presidential Charge! Create a Meaningful  Entrepreneurial Program President, Dr. Tom McKeon
Game Changer
Like I Didn’t Have Enough to Do!
Started Collecting Allies and  Sharing Charge
Don’t Waste Time with  Settlers or  Stragglers
Look for Pioneers! The Settlers Will Come Along
Don’t Put Tape on My Wall!
Overcoming Road Blocks
Create an Independent Fund vs. Dollars in a General Fund
Engage Creative Problem Solvers vs. Gate Keepers
Support From the Top
Don’t Settle for  No!
Keep Looking for Pioneers and People
Engage  Community Leaders <ul><li>Share entrepreneurial statistics  </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the power of locally grown...
Stuck in a Rut Started Doing Things the Same Old Way
Working with Faculty on  Traditional Curriculum
Not Looking Like Game Changing
Think Differently
Ah Ha! Mayor Kathy Taylor Strong Entrepreneurial Commitment
Sean Griffin Tulsa Economic Development Commission Chair of Entrepreneurial Initiatives  History with TCC includes: Graphi...
Designed and Implemented
Invited Sean to Lunch
Made Ask
Not Just No
 
What if I protected you?
Would not have to deal with the Gatekeepers.
 
Now what?
Find Money!
Think Different
Here Come the Focus Groups <ul><li>Engaged faculty pioneers  </li></ul><ul><li>Invited entrepreneurs from the community  <...
Boxed Into College Thinking
The College  Not Seen as Entrepreneurial, Innovative,  or as a Place for Entrepreneurs  by the Community
Sean Griffin Visual Thinking Entrepreneur, StartUp Mixologist, & Silicon Valley Transplant
Visual Thinking Company Group Processes Organizational Change Entrepreneurial Programming  Entrepreneurial Ecosystems  Per...
Modified Visualizing the Steps to Starting Your StartUp  Think-A-Torium ®
Launch Born
Presented to Original Entrepreneurial Team at College
Got Excited! We Need All Our Programs Developed Like This. . .
Engaged 36 Thought Leaders A Key to Success
Lift-Off of Launch Flight I A New Way to Teach Entrepreneurs How to Start a StartUp  Business Model Development  Coaching ...
Silicon Valley Style Liftoff Event Pitches Networking Press Dignitaries
New Opportunity Mayor Kathy Taylor Leaves Office
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Emerges
Kristen Bergman, President of Vizalution Attends First NACCE Conference
Moratorium on Travel @ TCC
Discovered Traditional Entrepreneurial Programming
Frustrated
Need Entrepreneurs to Teach Entrepreneurs How to Start StartUps
Extraordinary Results
Entering Fifth Year Over 400 StartUp  43 Operating StartUps 180 New Locally Grown Jobs $8,287,740 Annual Payroll $8,550,00...
Three Flights of Launch  112 StartUp Applications 42 StartUps Participate 7 Operating StartUps 29 New Locally Grown Jobs $...
Partnering to Expand Entrepreneurial Programming Nationwide
Learn More @ Tulsa Community College http://www.tulsacc.edu   Vizalution http://www.vizalution.com   Start Your Own Busine...
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Creating entrepreneurial programs that connect with entrepreneurs and the local community and meet the goals and objectives of community colleges is a fine art. Identifying community college champions willing to drive the engagement of entrepreneurial and business leadership is an essential component to growing local entrepreneurs, startups and increasing entrepreneurial brand recognition for the community college.

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Navigating Politics, Entrepreneurs, and Bureaucracy: The Path to Creating a Meaningful Community College Entrepreneurial Program

  1. 1. Navigating Politics, Entrepreneurs, and Bureaucracy: The Path to Creating a Meaningful Community College Entrepreneurial Program Presented by Carol Messer, Former Provost [email_address] Sean Griffin, Entrepreneurial Program Developer [email_address] Kristen Bergman, Entrepreneurial Thought Leader [email_address]
  2. 2. Carol Messer Recently Retired Provost Over 32 Years of Community College Experience Tulsa Entrepreneurial Initiatives Member
  3. 3. <ul><li>Serving Tulsa and the surrounding area since 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Consistently ranked in the two percent of community colleges in the number of associate degrees awarded </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma’s largest two year college serving over 27,000 students a year </li></ul><ul><li>65% of Tulsa County students begin their college education at Tulsa Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on preparing students for advanced studies or career preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Has four campuses in operation </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Awakening
  5. 6. Presidential Charge! Create a Meaningful Entrepreneurial Program President, Dr. Tom McKeon
  6. 7. Game Changer
  7. 8. Like I Didn’t Have Enough to Do!
  8. 9. Started Collecting Allies and Sharing Charge
  9. 10. Don’t Waste Time with Settlers or Stragglers
  10. 11. Look for Pioneers! The Settlers Will Come Along
  11. 12. Don’t Put Tape on My Wall!
  12. 13. Overcoming Road Blocks
  13. 14. Create an Independent Fund vs. Dollars in a General Fund
  14. 15. Engage Creative Problem Solvers vs. Gate Keepers
  15. 16. Support From the Top
  16. 17. Don’t Settle for No!
  17. 18. Keep Looking for Pioneers and People
  18. 19. Engage Community Leaders <ul><li>Share entrepreneurial statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the power of locally grown jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Gain media attention </li></ul><ul><li>Engage high profile community leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Collect testimonials </li></ul><ul><li>Find the entrepreneurs in your community </li></ul>
  19. 20. Stuck in a Rut Started Doing Things the Same Old Way
  20. 21. Working with Faculty on Traditional Curriculum
  21. 22. Not Looking Like Game Changing
  22. 23. Think Differently
  23. 24. Ah Ha! Mayor Kathy Taylor Strong Entrepreneurial Commitment
  24. 25. Sean Griffin Tulsa Economic Development Commission Chair of Entrepreneurial Initiatives History with TCC includes: Graphic Facilitation, One-College Initiative, Creativity Courses, and Strategic Planning.
  25. 26. Designed and Implemented
  26. 27. Invited Sean to Lunch
  27. 28. Made Ask
  28. 29. Not Just No
  29. 31. What if I protected you?
  30. 32. Would not have to deal with the Gatekeepers.
  31. 34. Now what?
  32. 35. Find Money!
  33. 36. Think Different
  34. 37. Here Come the Focus Groups <ul><li>Engaged faculty pioneers </li></ul><ul><li>Invited entrepreneurs from the community </li></ul><ul><li>Held three visually facilitated focus groups </li></ul>
  35. 38. Boxed Into College Thinking
  36. 39. The College Not Seen as Entrepreneurial, Innovative, or as a Place for Entrepreneurs by the Community
  37. 40. Sean Griffin Visual Thinking Entrepreneur, StartUp Mixologist, & Silicon Valley Transplant
  38. 41. Visual Thinking Company Group Processes Organizational Change Entrepreneurial Programming Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Performance Cultures
  39. 42. Modified Visualizing the Steps to Starting Your StartUp Think-A-Torium ®
  40. 43. Launch Born
  41. 44. Presented to Original Entrepreneurial Team at College
  42. 45. Got Excited! We Need All Our Programs Developed Like This. . .
  43. 46. Engaged 36 Thought Leaders A Key to Success
  44. 47. Lift-Off of Launch Flight I A New Way to Teach Entrepreneurs How to Start a StartUp Business Model Development Coaching and Mentoring Process
  45. 48. Silicon Valley Style Liftoff Event Pitches Networking Press Dignitaries
  46. 49. New Opportunity Mayor Kathy Taylor Leaves Office
  47. 50. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Emerges
  48. 51. Kristen Bergman, President of Vizalution Attends First NACCE Conference
  49. 52. Moratorium on Travel @ TCC
  50. 53. Discovered Traditional Entrepreneurial Programming
  51. 54. Frustrated
  52. 55. Need Entrepreneurs to Teach Entrepreneurs How to Start StartUps
  53. 56. Extraordinary Results
  54. 57. Entering Fifth Year Over 400 StartUp 43 Operating StartUps 180 New Locally Grown Jobs $8,287,740 Annual Payroll $8,550,000 Funding Raised
  55. 58. Three Flights of Launch 112 StartUp Applications 42 StartUps Participate 7 Operating StartUps 29 New Locally Grown Jobs $1,353,664 Annual Payroll $375,000 Funding Raised
  56. 59. Partnering to Expand Entrepreneurial Programming Nationwide
  57. 60. Learn More @ Tulsa Community College http://www.tulsacc.edu Vizalution http://www.vizalution.com Start Your Own Business Model Competition http://www.startupspiritaward.com Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Business Model Competition http://www.tulsaspiritaward.com Launch StartUp Business Model Coaching Program http://www.launchyourejourney.com Carol Messer - CarolMesser@354@gmail.com Sean Griffin - [email_address] Kristen Bergman - [email_address]

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