Stillwater Startup Weekend UNI

What is Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 2,900 past events in 150 countries around the world.

Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Attending Startup Weekend

Stillwater Startup Weekend is open to any student attending Oklahoma State. The price per ticket is $30.00 before September 24. Beginning Sept. 25 ticket prices will increase to $40.00. The final date to purchase tickets is October 1, 2017, at Midnight.

  • All Meals Provided (Friday – Sunday: approx. 6 meals + sodas, coffee, energy drinks, snacks)
  • Awesome coaching by founders and experienced startup mentors
  • A free .co domain name
  • A network of new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends who are excited starting up
  • Swag for the weekend (2016 participants received Entrepreneurship swag and portable cell phone chargers)

To learn more about what to expect at Startup Weekend and find answers to some FAQs visit the Startup Weekend Organization page.

2016 Startup Weekend

In 2016 The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship once again hosted its annual OSU Startup Weekend Uni which serviced over 80 OSU students from varies majors across campus at Kicker World Headquarters in Stillwater, OK. Each attendee had the opportunity not only to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to a room of their peers, but vote and form teams around their top 10 favorites. 54 hours later, with enough creativity, innovation, and red bull, 10 startups were founded and ready to be present in front of a panel of professional judges and peers that would determine our top 3 teams.

First Place was awarded to team CertaClear and team members Marco Carrizales, Illy Holt, Bryce Queri, Christian Schmidt, William Davis, Robert Walters, and Ashawnti Stout.

Second Place was awarded to team KZ & Associates Global Concierge Service and team members Kangze He, Danielle Haller, Peter Banks, Tyler Williams, Blake Mckee, Diego Lippi, and Jaxon Self.

Third Place was awarded to team Jak Pak and team members Megan Reed, Dylann Lowery, Layne Benge, Landon Epperson, Nate Ginsterblum, Grant Ganley, Lizzie Johnson, and Hana Dickens.

Honorable Mention went to team Tailgate U and team members Blayke Storm, Annie Olson, Kimberlin Miller, Sam Owens, Cody Bell, Christian Coletti, Nate Henke, and Zac Mullins.

Contact Us

For more information or questions please contact the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship at 405-744-7552 or

You can also visit us on campus in Spears School of Business Room 101.