Riata Business Plan Competition 2011


Intent to Compete forms due



Competition Organizer

Oklahoma State University Department for Entrepreneurship & Emerging Studies, 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

The team leader must be an enrolled student at any college or school at Oklahoma State University, but other members can be non-OSU students or members of the community. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to compete. 

Important Dates

All participating teams must submit an Intent to Compete form by December 17, 2010. Initial business plans are due on March 9, 2011, and final drafts of the business plan must be submitted on March 30, 2011. Semi-final round and final round of competition will take place on April 29 and 30, 2011, respectively.  An awards ceremony will follow the final round of competition.

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

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.