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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.

Entrepreneurial Bites

Register now for February entrepreneur Parker Graham!
Open to ALL OSU students!
Dive into the world of innovation and venture creation through compelling discussions led by industry experts, startup founders and thought leaders.
Fuel your mind and satisfy your curiosity as we serve up an array of knowledge and inspiration (and pizza)!

Have an idea you'd like to pursue?

The Riata Startup Experience
The Riata Startup Experience (RSX) is a two-phase program for ALL 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.

The Allen Family

Genius Bar
Located on the first floor of the Spears School of Business, the Genius Bar is housed in the Riata Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Designed for ALL OSU students to gain FREE knowledge from OSU faculty, seasoned entrepreneurs and diversified industry experts. Genius' are on site Monday and Wednesday. Appointments can be made but are not required.

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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