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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. The overall competition winner, as well as the first place winners from each track, also automatically qualifies as semi-finalists for the 2019 Riata Business Plan Competition in the Spring semester. 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.

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

2017 Past Pitch and Poster Competition Winners:


1st Place: Quantum Dots – Imran Selim, Misti Quiring and Solmaz Bostani

2nd Place: GE-TEK – Sangeetha Komanduri, Niloufar Mehrafza and Vivek Singh

3rd Place: PREDICT – Kunal Bhosale, Minu Pilvankar, Joyjit Saha and Swaraj Meher


1st Place: Artemis – Brendan Duke

2nd Place: Park-IT – Archana Chinnaswamy and Swarup Jacob

3rd Place: Cloth-AR – Omid Darbandi

Crowd Favorite: Plus+ Donations – Harsh Gupta, Hacker track


1st Place: Dynamic Duo – Madison Kimble

2nd Place: Lockett Arts – La Daryn Lockett

3rd Place: Cajun Composting – Damien Davis


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.