The Popcorn Series

The Popcorn 

Brought to you by Tulsa Tech, 36 Degrees North and Prodigy & Co.

The Popcorn Series is a collection of “pop-up” workshops to educate, engage and entertain. The topics range from tactical marketing tips to leadership and organizational strategies to help you accomplish your goals. If you are a small business, a nonprofit, or simply a life-learner, these workshops are for you! 

“Thanks for the work you do in the community. Tulsa Hub has benefited greatly from the wisdom and contacts myself and other staff have achieved through taking these Popcorn series trainings.”

Ren Barger | Founder, Tulsa Hub


Friday, October 9 – Anatomy of an Ad

Wednesday, October 14 –
 Visual Branding Basics

Tuesday, October 20 
– Intellectual Property 101

Thursday, October 29 – Cause Marketing


Thursday, November 5 – 3 C’s to Improve Your Bottom Line

Friday, November 13 – Unstuck Yourself: Take Action & Build Momentum

Friday, November 20 – Finding Product-Market Fit on a Bootstrap Budget

Tuesday, October 14
Beginner Workshop

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Presenter: Kate Sullivan – Black Dog Law


Property 101

Intellectual Property (IP) can be a major asset within your business and a significant source of your competitive advantage, but only if you protect it. This workshop will cover the differences between patents, trademark, and copyrights, what type of IP protection you should consider and the basic costs to each. Find the right path forward so that your ideas are protected and your development goals ​are secure. Led by Kate Sullivan, patent and trademark attorney and member of OSU Riata Entrepreneurship Center.

Thursday, October 29
Beginner Workshop

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Presenter: Tim Butler – Freelance Soul Professional Services

Cause Marketing

Secure corporate sponsorships and build lasting corporate relationships.

Ever wondered how to get money from corporations for your cause?  Do you need to raise funds for your special project or event but just don’t know where to start?  Are you a social entrepreneur or startup wanting to know how to get more money to give back to the community and make positive change?  Are you a nonprofit or for-profit business wanting to know how to get grants (Yes, there are grants available to “for profit businesses” too)?  In 2018, ESP reported that corporations spent $2.14B in sponsorship on causes.  Why did they give so much in sponsorship, and how do you tap into that? 

Led by Tim Butler, Certified Grant Writer & Founder of Freelance Soul Professional Services, Tulsa-based fundraising/grant writing and consulting firm, this workshop will cover the basics of cause marketing and provide you with tips on how to secure funding from corporations for your cause.

Thursday, November 5
Beginner Workshop

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Presenter: Kimberly Fobbs – FCG Group

3 C’s To Improve Your Bottom Line

Whether you are a start-up or a seasoned business, now is always a good time to re-evaluate what’s working and what isn’t.  When it comes to your customers, cashflow, and competition, you can’t afford to fall behind or out of touch.

A 3C assessment is about establishing a relationship and evaluating the Key Performance Indicators impacting your business. In this workshop, you will assess what your competition is doing, determine how the current crisis could affect your customers, and make sure your high and low-value clients and activities are aligned with your pricing model for maximum profitability.

Led by Kimberly Fobbs, President of FCG Group, management consultant & professional speaker who fixes problems affecting performance, profits & people.

Friday, November 20
Beginner Workshop

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Presenter: Srijita Dia Ghosh

Finding Product-Market Fit on a Bootstrap Budget

In the early stages of starting a business, developing a plan to go to market is one of the most important things you can do, but it’s not always easy to do so on a startup budget. You have to know what your customers really want so you can create a product they want to buy and that takes research, testing, prototyping, and more.

This workshop will cover how you can get your product ready for your target market on a bootstrapped budget, including learning efficient strategies to identify the right users, tools to collect/track product readiness data, and making the most of your dollars.

Led by Srijita Dia Ghosh, entrepreneurial ecosystem builder, business coach, and rural eship development strategist.

Previous workshops have included:

Engaging Your Followers: Social Media for Nonprofits
Creating Margin & Reducing Overwhelm
Digital Advertising
Building Your Digital Presence
Working with Diverse Teams
Podcasting 101
Pricing Your Services
Pinterest for Business

How to Develop Online Offers
Creative Digital Marketing
Advocacy for Nonprofits
Canva 101
Sales for Small Businesses & Nonprofits
Email Marketing 101
Getting Government Contracts
Words Matter: Using Inclusive Language in Your Workplace

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