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Riata Reverse Pitch Challenge

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About Reverse Pitch

Entrepreneurs are used to pitching their business ideas to investors, partners, and anyone else they might share an elevator ride with. The “Reverse Pitch” will turn the tables on the traditional pitch competition and allow local businesses the opportunity to present their unique needs to a room full of entrepreneurs, hackers, makers, and other creative minds to see if any can meet the demand with something innovative.

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Get Involved

Competitors:

Are you a passionate problem solver? An innovative thinker who recognizes opportunity where others do not? A leader who implements change?RSVP for the Live Pitch Event to listen to local organizations pitch their needs to you then decide to which, if any, you would like to propose a solution by registering as a competitor.

Business/Organizations:
Are you a business, non-profit, or institution with an interest in implementing creative solutions?

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Event Dates

October 5 – (LIVE EVENT) Opening Pitch Event
October 23 – Competitor Submission Deadline Extended through October 26, 12:00pm
October 30 – Semi-Finalists Announced
November 7 – (LIVE EVENT) Semi-Finalist Pitches
November 15 – Finalists Announced

Check out the Competitor Information for more details.

The 2016 Reverse Pitch Organizations

The City of Stillwater, and the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, along with other local economic development organizations, seek information regarding improvement in the process of recruiting and retaining young professionals to live and work in Stillwater.

Submissions Due by 5pm on October 23, 2016

Armstrong Flooring seeks alternative uses for their material-waste streams in order to keep them out of landfills! There are 3 waste streams from which to choose. 

Submissions Due by 5pm on October 23, 2016

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2016 Riata Reverse Pitch Winners

Rachel Brown and Jake Swanson
Payne County Career Fair
Company: City of Stillwater/Chamber
Team Members: Rachel Brown, Jake Swanson
Tyler Williams
Limestone Drywall
Company: Armstrong Flooring
Team Members: Tyler Williams

Reverse Pitch Finalist

2016 Riata Reverse Pitch Semi-Finalist

  • Let’s make Stillwater Younger
    Company: City of Stillwater/Chamber
    Team Members: Duygu Phillips, Sadi Tasnim
  • Stay in Stilly
    Company: City of Stillwater/Chamber
    Team Members: Kelsey Kruse, Jonathon Button, Quinn Vandenberg
  • Payne County Career Fair
    Company: City of Stillwater/Chamber
    Team Members: Rachel Brown, Jake Swanson
  • Limestone Drywall
    Company: Armstrong Flooring
    Team Members: Tyler Williams
  • Aggregate for Concrete
    Company: Armstrong Flooring
    Team Members: Ashley Shannon, Jasmine James, Josh Masterson

Join us for the Semi-Finalist Live pitches on November 7th, 5:30 pm at the Seretean Wellness Center Auditorium! Finalist will be announced November 15.
RSVP to Semi-Final Pitches

RSVP to Semi-Final Pitches

Contact Us

For more information or questions please contact the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship

101 Business Building, Stillwater, OK 74078

Email: riata@okstate.edu

Phone: 405-744-7552