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JOLT @ TU Business

JOLT highlights the exponential changes impacting rapidly developing industries – such as health care, artificial intelligence, gene editing, media, finance, energy and more – and equips students to become innovative problem-solvers.

What is JOLT @ TU Business?

JOLT is a planned space and community in The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business. While the formal construction process is underway, a temporary space is set up on the first floor of Helmerich Hall, and a full calendar of workshops and events are planned for each academic year. The center creates an energizing and inviting space for students to take calculated risks, grow their talents, and discover their true potential.

Application Requirements for Incoming Students

Leadership Team

Nathan Woolard, Ed.D – JOLT@TU Business Director

Claire Cornell – JOLT@TU Business Assistant Director

  • JOLT Creativity Club

    Join the Creativity Club. Enjoy a creative exercise plus hear from a guest speaker. The club meets Fridays at noon in the Jolt Center. All Jolt Creativity Club meetings are intended to be hands-on and informative.

  • Innovation Fellowship

    Do you have a sincere interest in innovation, creativity, and change? Apply today as a Nova Fellow with special opportunities to engage with the University Innovation Fellows, TEDxUTulsa, and workshops/competitions in design-thinking, pursuing startup capital, and ideation.

  • Hurricane Pitch Competition

    The University of Tulsa Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) and JOLT hosted the inaugural Regent Bank Hurricane Pitch Competition on November 10, 2023, sponsored by Regent Bank, the CCB, JOLT, and Hurricane Ventures. The competition showcases TU student-created ideas and ventures, and applications for the campus-wide business pitch competition are open to all TU students.

    The competition provides participants with personal and professional development through workshops and educational programming, industry-specific pitch deck mentorship, exclusive access to accomplished experts, and the opportunity to pitch VC for $25,000 in cash prizes and resources provided by Regent Bank. Applicants will receive expert advice throughout the competition cycle such as founder assessments and one-on-one pitch deck feedback and coaching.


    Before submitting an application, student wishing to compete must meet all eligibility guidelines. To apply, complete and submit the Hurricane Pitch Competition application by Sunday, October 8. Only one application per team.

    Important Dates

    1. Once your application is completed, you will be sent an executive summary template to complete and submit by Oct. 15.
    2. All applicants are encouraged to attend the 1 Million Cups event from 9-10 a.m. on Oct. 18 at 36 Degrees North. Transportation is provided from TU, but space is limited
    3. Semifinalist teams will be notified by October 20. Only semifinalists will proceed to the pitch portion of the competition.
    4. One member of each semifinalist team is expected to attend JOLT’s Pitch Workshop on Friday, October 27, at 2 p.m.
    5. Semifinalists must submit their final pitch decks for review by Nov. 6.
    6. Semifinalists will make their live pitch at the Regent Bank JOLT Hurricane Pitch Competition in the Helmerich Hall ONEOK Auditorium on Nov. 10. Winners will be announced the same day with a large check presentation.