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OSU app competition Phase I winners named

OSU app competition Phase I winners named

An app that could help stop sex trafficking with the use of big data has topped the Phase I of Oklahoma State University’s annual “From Research to App Competition.”

A decade of educating student entrepreneurs celebrated

A decade of educating student entrepreneurs celebrated

The Oklahoma State University School of Entrepreneurship marks its 10th anniversary in November by celebrating milestones including nearly 950 entrepreneurship degrees conferred and the launch of more than 200 student businesses that have raised more than $12 million in funding.

OSU investment fund fuels aspirations of student entrepreneurs

OSU investment fund fuels aspirations of student entrepreneurs

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.

OSU students impress at Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup

OSU students impress at Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup

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.

OSU students place first at Princeton University business plan competition

OSU students place first at Princeton University business plan 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.

Oklahoma State University launches The WhiteBox initiative

Oklahoma State University launches The WhiteBox initiative

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.

A conversation about career readiness and technology with Apple executives

A conversation about career readiness and technology with Apple executives

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.

Students claim $45,000 in prize money in Riata Business Plan Competition

Students claim $45,000 in prize money in Riata Business Plan Competition

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.