<h3>Riata Library</h3>The Riata Library is a collection of business and entrepreneurial books, games, and magazines available for students to check out free of charge.<h3>36 Degrees North</h3>36 Degrees North, a Tulsa entrepreneurship hub for startups, is now open! As a founding partner, OSU students can enjoy benefits as well as apply for an office space.<h3>Billy Goat Ice Cream</h3>Billy Goat Ice Cream, a company started at Student Startup Central is now selling their product, a delicious ice cream made from goats milk, in stores across Oklahoma.<h3>Veterans Entrepreneurship Program</h3>The VEP offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to veterans disabled as a result of their service. Applications for VEP 2018 are due by December 8th, 2017.

Riata Library

The Riata Library is a collection of business and entrepreneurial books, games, and magazines available for students to check out free of charge.

36 Degrees North

36 Degrees North, a Tulsa entrepreneurship hub for startups, is now open! As a founding partner, OSU students can enjoy benefits as well as apply for an office space.

Billy Goat Ice Cream

Billy Goat Ice Cream, a company started at Student Startup Central is now selling their product, a delicious ice cream made from goats milk, in stores across Oklahoma.

Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

The VEP offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to veterans disabled as a result of their service. Applications for VEP 2018 are due by December 8th, 2017.

The Riata Center includes a dedicated staff of entrepreneurship professionals who foster the spirit of entrepreneurship through innovative outreach programs. The team is dedicated to high impact entrepreneurial outreach on the campus, in the region, around the State of Oklahoma, and across America. The Center is intimately engaged with the entrepreneurial community, and strongly committed to creating unique experiential learning opportunities for students.

Annual Events & Programs

Events and Dates Description
Experience Expo

August 30, 2017

Experience Expo
The Experience Expo is an opportunity for all students to come see what entrepreneurship opportunities are available at Oklahoma State. From opportunities with the Spears School to HES, come see what is available to you as a student.
Startup Weekend

October 6-8, 2017

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a weekend-long hands-on experience where entrepreneurs find out if startup ideas are viable. The event is opened to an entire community so students will be working alongside a community’s best makers, doers, and star entrepreneurs.

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April 17, 2018
Riata Reverse Pitch Challenge

The Riata Reverse Pitch Challenge 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.

Riata Center Programs

Program Description
Riata Center Downtown Stillwater Riata Center Downtown Stillwater
For individuals with early stage business concepts to companies that are ready to launch, Riata Center Downtown Stillwater provides a comprehensive support system to help OSU students & Stillwater community from every discipline reach their entrepreneurial dreams.
Fail Up Night Fail Up Night
Prepare to fail: “Fail Up Night” is designed to encourage a genuine 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, industry, etc. are invited to share their stories of failure and lessons learned.
White Box White Box
Coming Fall 2017! In an effort to promote experiential opportunities for learning, innovation, and student-business-ownership, The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship will soon launch a new initiative that will provide OSU students a public venue in which they will be able to test, grow, and operate their unique startups on campus at the Student Union.
accelerateosu logo accelerateOSU
The OSU Institute for New Venture Creation connects student entrepreneurs with advisors, funds and resources to accelerate their business venture. There are a variety of programs and services aimed to assist and advise any student or team looking to take the next entrepreneurial step, whether that be customer discovery, company registration or applying for funding opportunities. The purpose of OSU’s Institute of New Venture Creation is to foster entrepreneurs of OSU and engage them with the Stillwater community in a way that fosters growth, learning and economic development in Oklahoma.
Riata Center Internship Program Riata Entrepreneurial Internship Program
The Riata Entrepreneurial Internship Program provides entrepreneurial opportunities for highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Interns add meaningful value to the work environment and produce a number of useful deliverables. Interns also take independent study credits in order to meet certain curriculum requirements.
National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

February 17-25, 2018

Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to veterans disabled as a result of their service. The intent of the VEP is to open the door to entrepreneurial opportunity and small business ownership, by developing competencies in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture, and also by helping coordinate efforts with programs and services for veterans and others with disabilities.
Riata Faculty Fellows Program Riata Faculty Fellows Program
The Riata Faculty Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity for faculty from any discipline to work on research, curriculum development or outreach initiatives that link their home discipline to entrepreneurship.
The Riata Project The Riata Project
The Riata Project is a series of new outreach initiatives that include global study abroad opportunities, commercialization projects, and partnership with global corporations.
Riata Center logo Other Programs
Campuswide Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur in Residence
Riata Center logo Past Programs
East Central High School Entrepreneurship Magnet Program, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa, Entrepreneurs Inspire Bootcamp, Entrepreneurs Inspire Conference, Technology Entrepreneurship Initiative (TEI), Pitch and Poster Competition

Student Led Initiatives

Program Description
University Innovation Fellows University Innovation Fellows
The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. The Fellows are a national community of students leading a movement to ensure that all students gain the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge required to compete in the economy of the future.
E-club Entrepreneurship Club
Entrepreneurship Club is a student organization dedicated to fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State, and to create innovative opportunities for students to connect with entrepreneurs and others in the entrepreneurial community.

 

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For more information please email riata@okstate.edu or call our office at (405) 744-7552