Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup 2011 - Arkansas


Intent to Compete forms due


Competition Organizer

Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation

Local US Event
Little Rock, AR
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Open to all faculty-sponsored, full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any of Arkansas’s two or four year universities or colleges. 

The business plan must be for a seed, start-up or early stage venture. 
Important Dates

Intent to Compete forms are due on February 4, 2011. Written business plans must be submitted by February 17, 2011. Finalists will give oral presentations to the judges during the final round of competition on April 7-8, 2011, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon on April 20, 2011.

Competition Prizes

First place winners in each division (Undergraduate and Graduate) receive $20,000, second place finishers receive $10,000, and third place finishers receive $5,000. Prizes of $5,000 each are also awarded for Most Innovative and for Best Agriculture in each division.

Other Info

The top two Arkansas teams in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions advance to the Tri-State Competition in Las Vegas to compete against Oklahoma and Nevada for a share of $90,000.