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Oklahoma State University
riata center for entrepreneurship

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Internship Spring 2011

Host Companies

Nickel Lane

Nickel Lane is Emily “Nicole” Kern and Rachel “Lane” Kern. They are sisters-in-law and artists living and working in Oklahoma, playing a small but meaningful role in advancing responsible, sustainable creativity in the marketplace.

Ark Group, Inc.

The Ark Group is a privately held holding company. It’s ownership interests are Beam’s Industries, Inc., a specialty equipment seatbelt manufacturer (,, LLC, a retail website for seatbelts(, Strata Leadership, LLC, a leadership training company ( and Central Refill of Oklahoma, LLC which manages 5 Cartridge World franchises in Oklahoma (


Reproduction Enterprises Inc. (REI) is strategically located in the south central part of the United States, deep in the heart of the livestock industry and near the intersection of I-35 & I-40. More specifically, it is located near Stillwater, OK. This is also home of Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, which avails itself to first class veterinary facilities, services and staff whenever needed.

TechTrol, Inc.

Founded in 1995, TTI has significant expertise in designing and producing systems and subsystems for industrial and commercial applications. A strong and diverse technology base combined with extensive manufacturing capabilities gives TTI a solid position of leadership in these markets. Based in Pawnee, Oklahoma.

Cook Shack, Ponca City

Cook Shack was started in the early 1960’s by Gene and Judy Ellis of Ponca City, OK. Mr. Ellis was an inventor and entrepreneur who loved barbecue and wanted to find “a better way” to produce great barbecue. The two collaborated on the recipes that became the formulas for their Spicy Barbecue Sauce and dry spice blends. Cook Shack builds and sells smoker ovens for great barbecue. They also offer smoking woods, smoker accessories, cookbooks, barbecue sauces, spices, rubs, newsletters, classes, and a barbecue forum. They want to make you the best barbecue cook ever.


We seek to help publishers and authors transition into a new process for creating and delivering books that is beneficial to all parties through the application of technology and crowd dynamics. If you are an author, publisher, or freelance writer you are well aware that the publishing industry is going through wrenching changes in how books are created, marketed, and consumed. A collection of technologies is impacting every segment of the supply chain and while this might be a bit disorienting, it is also a fantastic opportunity to rebuild the publishing process.

Majeska and Associates

Majeska and Assoc. is uniting technology with industrial markets to create commercial greatness for our clients. Our partners have over 65 yrs. of combined experience in the infrastructure, sales and marketing, and business consulting industries. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Since 1964 APSCO Inc has manufactured pneumatic cylinders, controls and valves for the mobile, truck equipment and automotive markets. Our experience, innovation and dedication to customer service; position us as an authority on air power. Operated out of Tulsa, OK.

Stillwater Designs

In 1980, Kicker® Performance Audio invented the high-performance stereo enclosure market when company founder and President Steve Irby developed the Original KICKER®, the first full-range speaker box designed specifically for automotive use. From the day we put the power to the Originial KICKER®, Livin’ Loud has always been the KICKER way –staying one step ahead of the pack and drive to create products that consistently raise the world’s expectations for audio performance.

AG Power Industries

AG Power Industries promotes renewable energy production from animal by the use of an advanced Digester System providing efficiency, simplicity, and convenience at an affordable price.


Stillwater Campus

  • Jessica Grimes
  • Adam Lucart
  • David Porterfield
  • Mateja Posavec
  • Jamie Solberg
  • Matt Villareal
  • Rebecca Whitman
  • Brandon Wise

Tulsa Campus

  • Emily Campbell