Riata Business Plan Competition 2010



Competition Organizer

OSU Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Studies

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
Who's Eligible
Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to compete. The team leader must be a currently enrolled student at Oklahoma State University, but other team members may be non-OSU students or members of the community.
Important Dates

An “Intent to Compete Form” and an “Entrant Certification Form” are both due by December 16, 2009.  Online registration is available. The preliminary judging round is in early February, and the Semi-Finals and Finals will be held the weekend of April 23, 2010.

Competition Prizes

The top 3 winners will receive prize money – totaling around $40,000.

Other Info

Held on the campus of Oklahoma State University, this competition is another one that gives college students the chance to learn about outlining the plan for a new business venture with the possibility of bringing it into reality. One of the country’s more well known student business plan competitions, the this contest consists of a preliminary judging round, after which remaining teams will work to complete a full business plan. The semi-finals and finals of this competition include presentations and question-and-answer sessions before a panel of distinguished judges.