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Riata Center for Entrepreneurship

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Pitch and Poster Competition

Pitch and Poster Competition

All businesses start with a cool idea. Before committing to writing a business plan, a pitch and poster competition is the perfect way to get feedback on your new business idea or product. Contestants will create a poster and quick pitch to present to a variety of judges. Cash prizes will be rewarded to the overall competition winner, first and second place winners from each track, and the people’s choice. Overall cash prizes equal a total of $8,500.

Pitch & Poster Competition Tracks:

  • Social: Develop, fund, and implement solutions to social, cultural or environmental issues.
  • Hipster/Hacker: Change the world by developing new products in a STEM field or launch novel ideas via apps or web-based software.
  • Hustler: Selling physical products, food or retail in an innovative way.

Register at:

Click here to see a poster example.
Click here to see pitch example.

2018 Pitch and Poster Competition Winners:

2018 Overall Pitch and Poster Winner

Bubble Calm – Will Petty and Walter Bowser

Hipster/Hacker Track Winners:

1st Place: Whisk Innovation – Henry Cannon

2nd Place: Contraire – Rabecca Wiseman and Brooks Robison

3rd Place: Multivate – Momen Amer and Yasmine Gabal

Hustler Track Winners:

1st Place: Bubble Calm – Will Petty and Walter Bowser

2nd Place: Heavenly Avenue – Avonlea Baird

3rd Place: Barnett Web Design – Joshua Barnett

Social Track Winners:

1st Place: Strides – Rachel Brown

2nd Place: Brella – Jordan Perkins

3rd Place: Speakfree Coffee – Pete Craver


Who Should I Contact if I Have Questions?

For assistance please email or call 405-744-7552.

Riata Center for Entrepreneurship
130 Spears Business Building
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078


Click here to find the Judging factors.


Click here to see the Rules and Guidelines.