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. Enter for a chance to win one of three cash prizes!

The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University is proud to announce the 2014 Big Idea Pitch and Poster Competition will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014. The competition will be held in the Student Union Ballroom and French Lounge at the OSU Main Campus in Stillwater, OK. The poster must contain the following criteria:

  1. Poster must contain the business or product idea, summary of the proposed business idea (the problem, your solution, your “Ask” or what it’s going to take for you to make this into a reality), and student and company name.
  2. Must be visually attractive (legible, self-explanatory, etc.)
  3. Posters can be up to 34” x 48” Portrait or Landscape
  4. 10 finalists will be chosen to present a 90-second pitch to determine the top 3 winners.
Steps to enter and prepare for P&P

The Riata Center will be hosting several FAQs sessions to help answer any questions you may have about the competition, as well as provide feedback and guidance to help you prepare for your pitch and poster. Check back with us soon for the dates and locations!

Applications must be received no later than Friday, 5pm, October 10th. Please see Rules and Guidelines for further details.

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

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2013 Pitch and Poster Competition Winners

  • 1st Place- Billy Goat Ice Cream Co.
    Team Members:
    RaShaun Robinson, Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship
    Caleb Neil, Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • 2nd Place- Plasma Bionics
    Team Members:
    Kedar Pai, Mechanical Aerospace Enginnering
    Anuashka Sharma, MIS
    Rohita Mal, MIS
    Prateek Khau, MIS
  • 3rd Place- Step Right
    Team Member:
    Jodi Vinyard, Biomechanical Engineering

Who Should I Contact if I Have Questions?

For assistance please email Misty Stutsman at misty.stutsman@okstate.edu or call 405-744-4350.

Riata Center for Entrepreneurship
101 Business Building
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078