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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Riata Center offerings for the Spring 2021 academic semester will be hosted virtually. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact us at or 405-744-7552.

Our mission

Supporting the student entrepreneur
The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship is the catalyst for entrepreneurial education, support and outreach for OSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and the state of Oklahoma. The center delivers high-quality experiential learning activities in and out of the classroom in collaboration with the School of Entrepreneurship and a community of on- and off-campus partners.

Learning by doing

Opportunities for experiential learning
OSU students interested in learning about and starting their own businesses can gain hands-on experience from faculty, fellow students and successful business people through experiential learning opportunities at the Riata Center.

The competitive edge

Fine tuning ideas through competitions

Pitch and Poster competition

Pitch and Poster Competition

All businesses start with a cool idea, and before committing to writing a business plan, a pitch and poster competition is the perfect way to get feedback on your business idea or product.

Pitch your idea
Business plan awards

Riata Business Plan Competition

Hosted by the OSU School of Entrepreneurship and the Riata Center, the competition is open to OSU students from any discipline with or without business experience. Competitors compete by writing and entering a 10-page business plan for their venture.

How to enter
Award ceremony

External competitions

The Riata Center helps students turn their ideas into award-winning pitches for competitions all over the country. From apps to food innovations and individual and team competitions, Riata has the resources to guide students to success.

Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup Tulsa Startup Series OSU App Center Competition OSU Food Product Innovation Competition

Learn, engage, launch

The Riata Startup Experience
The Riata Startup Experience (RSX) is a three-phase program for OSU students, faculty, staff and alumni entrepreneurs interested in pursuing a business idea or growing an existing venture. Each phase is designed to develop a business or concept via learning opportunities, one-on-one coaching and university and external competitions.
Students working on their startup projects

For those who served

The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program
The national program offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to members of the U.S. armed forces who are disabled as a result of their service. Veterans develop competencies associated with creating and sustaining a business while learning to coordinate with services for veterans and others with disabilities. The Veterans Entrepreneurial Program is free to participants thanks to generous supporters.



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