Governor’s Cup

The Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup is a statewide collegiate business plan  competition that simulates the real world process of researching a market, writing a business plan and making a presentation to potential investors. With the Governor’s Cup competition, we are proving that Oklahoma has the resources and commitment to grow more entrepreneurs who will lead future startups that will create jobs and wealth for the state.

In the 9 year history…

  • More than 1200 college students have taken the Gov Cup challenge
  • Awarded $1.2M in cash, $55K in scholarships and $172K in fellowships
  • Produced nearly 400 innovative ideas from 31 campuses statewide
  • Garnered Nearly 20 emerging Oklahoma small businesses

For the second year, we have two division.  For more information on the High Growth Division please click here. For more information on the Small Business Division please click here.

Governor's Cup News

TU teams take top prizes at GovCup

April 14, 2014

Some top business plans helped propel teams from the University of Tulsa to first place in a couple of divisions in the 10th annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competition for Oklahoma college students.

Dinner honors top business plans

April 14, 2014

For the second consecutive year, a team from OSU-OKC won the Small Business Division of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, while University of Tulsa teams also swept first place in both High Growth Division categories.

Top GovCup Business Plans Rewarded

April 10, 2014

Concepts proposing an innovative putter for golfers, an alarm for parents of children suffering from asthma and a mammoth shooting sports range all were recognized as top business plans the annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup.

GovCup teams named for oral rounds

March 21, 2014

Oklahoma college students showed their entrepreneurial skills in the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup business plan competition with nearly 50 teams submitting exciting new concepts across a wide range of industries.