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Stillwater Startup Weekend UNI

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What is Startup Weekend

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Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 2,900 past events in 150 countries around the world.

Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Attending Startup Weekend

Stillwater Startup Weekend is open to any student attending Oklahoma State. The price per ticket is $30.00 before September 24. Beginning September 25 ticket prices will increase to $40.00. The final date to purchase tickets is September 29, 2017, at Midnight.

  • All Meals Provided (Friday – Sunday: approx. 6 meals + sodas, coffee, energy drinks, snacks)
  • Awesome coaching by founders and experienced startup mentors
  • A free .co domain name
  • A network of new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends who are excited starting up
  • Swag for the weekend (2016 participants received Entrepreneurship swag and portable cell phone chargers)

To learn more about what to expect at Startup Weekend and find answers to some FAQs visit the Startup Weekend Organization page.

2017 Startup Weekend

In 2017 The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship hosted its third annual OSU Startup Weekend Uni which serviced over 65 OSU students from varies majors across campus at Kicker World Headquarters in Stillwater, OK. Each attendee had the opportunity not only to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to a room of their peers, but vote and form teams around their top 8 favorites. 54 hours later, with enough creativity, innovation, and red bull, 8 startups were founded and ready to be presented in front of a panel of professional judges and peers that would determine our top 3 teams and Honorable Mention.

First Place was awarded to team Auto-Exit and team members Blake LeBlanc, Austin Anderson, Hannah Weilert, Hector Palafox, and Maliya Randall.

Blake LeBlanc, Austin Anderson, Hannah Weilert, Hector Palafox, and Maliya Randall

Second Place was awarded to team Park-It and team members Guillame Dorne, Gabriel Fatone, Lucas Berlanga, Sergio Sanchez, Kaushik Gnanaskandan, and Jasmine Roe.

Guillame Dorne, Gabriel Fatone, Lucas Berlanga, Sergio Sanchez, Kaushik Gnanaskandan, and Jasmine Roe

Third Place was awarded to team AutoScribe and team members Jack Swanson, Carter Files, Austin Beaver, Gabrielle Moayedi, Jackson Moore, Sam Hogle, and Bianca Brown.

Jack Swanson, Carter Files, Austin Beaver, Gabrielle Moayedi, Jackson Moore, Sam Hogle, and Bianca Brown

Honorable Mention went to team Starving Artist and team members Ligia Espinosa, Megan McKenna, Connor Harris, Blayke Storm, Michael Iseman, Ganesh Nomula, Alexyss Rains, and Kayla Coomer.

Ligia Espinosa, Megan McKenna, Connor Harris, Blayke Storm, Michael Iseman, Ganesh Nomula, Alexyss Rains, and Kayla Coomer

Contact Us

For more information or questions please contact the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship at 405-744-7552 or riata@okstate.edu.

You can also visit us on campus in Spears School of Business Room 101.