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

The inspiration of the GovCup

June 6, 2014

Steve Davis was featured in the current OVF newsletter, and had some kind words to say about the excitement he’s seen in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup.

TU students win business contest

May 30, 2014

A team of University of Tulsa students won the $30,000 top prize last week at the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Competition in Las Vegas.

TU’s Owlpal wins Tri-State competition

May 27, 2014

Team Owlpal Healthcare from the University of Tulsa won first place in the Undergraduate Division at the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State competition in Las Vegas.

GovCup full of teamwork, experience

April 30, 2014

The Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup collegiate business plan competition teaches students what it’s really like to take an innovative idea and build a business plan.