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The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business awarded a total of $75,000 to three teams of Oklahoma State University student entrepreneurs this summer in the first round of a new investment fund designed to invest in budding student-led businesses. Called the Riata Pre-Seed Fund, the innovative financial tool invests in student startups that have been shown to have potential as for-profit ventures.
Oklahoma State University’s award-winning entrepreneurship program was on center stage Thursday night at the 2019 Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup. OSU teams won first place in both the undergraduate and graduate High Growth divisions of the statewide competition.
Two Oklahoma State University students have earned national recognition by winning the TigerLaunch competition hosted by Princeton University for their startup business plan for Contraire, a predictive analysis control system designed to provide near real-time wastewater test measurements.
In an effort to promote experiential opportunities for learning, innovation and student-business-ownership, the Schools of Architecture and Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University, in collaboration with the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, have launched a mobile retail store that will provide student entrepreneurs an opportunity to test retail concepts on campus in the Student Union – The WhiteBox.
Two Apple executives will visit the Spears School of Business on April 18 to meet with students, faculty and staff to discuss career readiness and technology. The presentations, sponsored by the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship and OrangeTech, include a breakfast for faculty and staff followed by an afternoon program for all OSU students and employees in the Spears Keystone Lounge.
The Oklahoma State University School for Entrepreneurship and the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship have named winners of the annual student competition to create business startups. The Riata Business Plan Competition at the Spears School of Business, which is open to any OSU student, promotes entrepreneurship and small business development by focusing on student created, managed and owned ventures.
For the third year Oklahoma State University will host young entrepreneurs from across Africa for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute for Young African Leaders. Hosted by the Spears School of Business and the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR), 25 Mandela Washington Fellows will spend six weeks this summer at OSU attending classes and leadership programs and interacting with Oklahoma entrepreneurs for practical know-how about how U.S. businesses work.
Nearly 30 veterans from across the United States will travel to Oklahoma State University to participate in the 10th annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP), an eight-month program that includes an intensive, eight-day entrepreneurial boot camp on the Stillwater campus Feb. 16-23.