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Our mission

Supporting the student entrepreneur
The Riata Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship exists as the entrepreneurial catalyst for OSU students, faculty and staff, alumni, and the State of Oklahoma. We offer state-of-the-art experiential programs and valuable resources to help elevate and inspire future generations of thinkers and doers.

Learning by doing

Opportunities for experiential learning
OSU students interested in the venture creation process can gain hands-on experiences through the Riata Center’s experiential learning opportunities led by a variety of industry experts, successful entrepreneurs, faculty, and staff.


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Have you heard the buzz?

Riata's on the Buzz on Business podcast
The Riata Center shares stories from entrepreneurs all over the world along with students and faculty on campus. Catch Riata hosting the Buzz on Business every other week during the school year!

Learn, engage, launch

The Riata Startup Experience
The Riata Startup Experience (RSX) is a two-phase program for OSU students, faculty, and staff entrepreneurs interested in pursuing a business concept or growing a pre-existing venture. Each phase is designed to develop a business via learning opportunities, one-on-one coaching, and university and nationwide competitions. Phases one and two are each twelve weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters. Following the completion of Phase One and Two, participants are eligible to apply for the Summer Greiner Accelerator Program.

Learn how to succeed

with your business
The Greiner Summer Business Accelerator is an 8-week program designed for selected participants to work on their businesses under the close supervision of Riata Center staff, School of Entrepreneurship faculty, and external mentors. The goal of the program is to drive the new venture startup process for students while increasing their chance of success. Three to five students/teams will be selected each summer to focus their time on building their companies.
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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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