Franchise Academy

The Entrepreneurial Development and Education Network of TEDC Creative Capital will be launching the Franchise Academy in the Spring of 2022. TEDC is committed to increasing visibility of under-resourced entrepreneurs through Brick-and-Mortar businesses across Tulsa. Through franchising and expansion, TEDC will support that acceleration of generational wealth creation in underrepresented communities.


Cohort 1 coming Spring of 2022!


Course Value: $2500 [Our value might be a bit more since we’re case managing?]

Cost to You:  $ [we haven’t decided on a figure]



Program Format

Participants will commit to a 15-hour flexible course from the Kaufman FastTrac curriculum, tailored to the inform you of the ins and outs of franchising.

Each week is designed to introduce you to new topics, such as the benefits to franchising, the franchise operation manual, selecting a franchise/ franchisee, ongoing training, and support, etc.

Upon course completion, all business owner participants will undergo a business assessment and all participants will receive 1-on-1 support with a consultant, access to financial support through our lending team, and access to our network of distinguished entrepreneurs for mentorship

Who should apply

  1. Tulsa business owners (Brick-and-Mortar) from underrepresented backgrounds, interested in franchising their business, or opening a 2nd corporate location.
  2. Entrepreneurs who would like to own and operate an established business.


For more information contact: