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Our mission

Supporting the student entrepreneur
The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship is a state-of-the-art entrepreneurship center and 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 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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Compete with Riata

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.
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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 the venture creation process. Each phase is designed to develop a concept or grow an existing venture via learning opportunities, one-on-one coaching, and university and external competitions.

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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