Oklahoma State University Riata Business Plan Competition 2012


Intent to Compete forms due



Competition Organizer

Oklahoma State University Riata Center for Entrepreneurship

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 graduate and undergraduate students. The team leader must be an enrolled student at any college or school at Oklahoma State University. Other team members may be non-OSU students. 

Important Dates

All teams must submit Intent to Compete forms by the close of registration onDecember 16, 2011. Eight business plan labs will be held from January 2012 - March 2012 to aid participating teams. Final drafts of business plans must be submitted onMarch 14, 2012. Sixteen finalist teams will be notified of their advancement on March 26, 2012. These teams will participate in the semi-final and final rounds of competition on April 20 and 21, 2012. An awards banquet will follow the final round. 

Competition Prizes

The top 3 winners will receive prize money – totaling around $40,000.  An additional $1000 prize for the best technology-based venture is awarded with the support of the OSU Office of Research and Technology Transfer.

Other Info

Winning teams must reach several established milestones in order to receive their prize money in full. All milestones must be completed by the winning teams by May 1, 2013, otherwise winnings will be forfeited.