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Part of your Intro to Entrepreneurship requirements is to engage in three experiential learning activities (100 points total) delivered by the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship. 

The primary goal of these activities are to:


1. Complement the material you're studying in class.

2. Introduce you to experiential learning opportunities through the Riata Center.

3. Pique your interest in entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.


Located below is a list of activities designed to support your three experiential learning activity requirements, however, it is important to make note of their differences as some are required for completion of requirements and some are student choice. Additionally, the Chef Series and Startup Frenzy activities have additional requirements and benefits if selected.


Activity #1 Deadline: September 30,2021

Activity #2 Deadline: October 31, 2021

Activity #3 Deadline: November 19, 2021

Required Activity (50 points)

This activity is required and cannot be substituted for any other offering! Students who fail to complete this activity will lose their allocated points without the possibility of making them up. Riata Student Coaching will only be counted towards your total 100 points, once.


Student Choice Activities (25 points/each)

From the list provided below; students must select two additional activities to complete their experiential learning activities requirement.

  • Taylor’s Dining Tour

    Taylor’s Restaurant is a fully functioning restaurant on campus that works through the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. This restaurant is run completely by students, while they learn what it is like to prepare food and provide service in a buffet-style establishment. Join us as we take a tour of the facility and get an understanding of how such places work.

    Date Activity Time
    09/13/2021 Taylor’s Restaurant Tour #1 11AM-Noon
    10/12/2021 Taylor’s Restaurant Tour #2 11AM-Noon
  • Planet Orange Tour

    Planet Orange is a quick-service establishment in Human Sciences that is student-led and employed. If you have ever had an interest in how to manage a facility like this? If so, join us as we take a tour of the facility and get an understanding of how such places work.

    Date Activity Time
    09/21/2021 Planet Orange Tour #1 11-Noon
    10/25/2021 Planet Orange Tour #2 11-Noon
  • FAPC Tour

    Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) is designed to discover, develop and deliver technical and business information that stimulates and supports the growth of value-added food and agricultural products and processing in Oklahoma. Please watch this video before going on the tour:Video

    Date Activity Time
    09/29/2021 FAPC Tour #1 2:30-3:30PM
    10/20/2021 FAPC Tour #2 10:30-11:30AM
  • 3D Printing – Edmon Low Creative Studios

    The Edmon Low Library Creative Studios has eight 3D printers that are available for student use absolutely free, but there’s a catch! In order to get access, you must demonstrate a cursory knowledge of 3D modeling and go through an assessment and certification process. Get a head start at this on-site workshop which will introduce you to the world of 3D printing and 3D modeling! No experience necessary!

    Date Activity Time
    09/15/2021 3D Printing (9-15-21) 9-11AM
    09/23/2021 3D Printing #1 9:30-11:30AM
    09/30/2021 3D Printing (9-30-21) 9-11AM
    10/13/2021 3D Printing #2 2-4PM
    10/27/2021 3D Printing #3 9:30-11:00AM
    11/17/2021 3D Printing #4 2-4PM
  • QuickBooks Workshops

    Thinking about owning your own business? QuickBooks Online is an accounting software geared towards small and medium-sized businesses that give you the tools you need to be successful. Come learn about why keeping good financial records is essential, and how this cloud-based app can help you stay on track.

    Date Activity Time
    10/06/2021 Quick Books Workshop #1 5:30–7:00PM
    10/27/2021 Quick Books Workshop #2 5:30–7:00PM
    11/17/2021 Quick Books Workshop #3 5:30–7:00PM
  • Iron Monk Brewery Tour

    In 2014, Jerod Millirons and Dave Monks founded Iron Monk Brewing Company, bringing the first craft brewery to Stillwater, Oklahoma. With over 30 years of combined brewing experience and a shared entrepreneurial spirit, they tirelessly set out to create exciting, local, handcrafted brews.

    Date Activity Time
    10/18/2021 Iron Monk Tour #1 1-2PM
    10/20/2021 Iron Monk Tour #2 1-2PM
    10/21/2021 Iron Monk Tour #3 1-2PM
  • Creative Experiences

    Creative Experiences engages in hands-on activities that will stretch participants imagination and creativity.

    Date Activity Time
    09/09/2021 Creative Experiences #1 6-7:30PM
    09/28/21 Creative Experiences-Steve Irby (KICKER) 5:30-7PM
    9/30/2021 Creative Experiences #2 6-7:30PM
    10/07/2021 Creative Experiences #3 6-7:30PM
    11/11/2021 Creative Experiences #4 6-7:30PM
  • Fail Up Night

    Encourages a conversation aimed at removing the negative stigma of failure. Seasoned entrepreneurs share their “failure” stories with students and encourage them to understand that failure is an opportunity to learn and grow. Entrepreneurs of all ages, levels of success and from diverse industries are invited to share their stories of failure and lessons learned.

    Date Activity Time
    09/23/2021 Fail UP Night #1 5:30-7PM
    10/21/2021 Fail UP Night #2 5:30-7PM
    11/18/2021 Fail UP Night #3 5:30-7PM


Requirement Exceptions

The below activities are requirement exceptions and benefits. Please review all of the information provided to ensure proper completion is possible before registering.

  • Startup Frenzy (100 points)

    Startup Frenzy is a three-day, immersive experience for Oklahoma State University students interested in the venture creation process. In just three days, students will pitch ideas, form teams, be guided by skilled mentors, and experience how to start a company from the ground up! So, whether you have an idea of your own or are just interested in the startup process, this event is for you!

    Registration Deadline: September 12, 2021


    Event Dates: September 17 - 19, 2021

    Date Activity Time
    9/17/2021 StartUp Frenzy 5:30-11:00PM
    9/18/2021 Day 2 8AM-11PM
    9/19/2021 Day 3 8AM-5PM


    *Students dismissed for lack of contribution and engagement will forfeit 50/100 points and not be able to make them up.*

  • Distinguished Chef Series (50 points)

    Ever wondered what it is like to plan and execute an event? The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Distinguished Chef Series is a 4-course dinner where a guest chef is brought in and creates a menu to serve. Student managers prepare ahead of time and get the opportunity to step into a leadership role during the dinner. Learn how all of this is done through meeting attendance and day-of observation during the event.

    Dinner Attire: Formal

    Men: slacks, collared shirts, jackets, ties, and closed-toe shoes.

    Women: reasonably length skirts/dresses or slacks with a nice top/blouse.

    Date Activity Time
    09/22/2021 Distinguished Chef Series #1 p1  
    09/23/2021 Distinguished Chef Series #1 p2 5:30-7PM
    11/10/2021 Distinguished Chef Series #2 p1  
    11/11/2021 Distinguished Chef Series #2 p2 5:30-7PM


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