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 10 year history…

  • More than 1350 college students have taken the Gov Cup challenge
  • Awarded $1.4M in cash, $65K in scholarships and $201K in fellowships
  • Produced nearly 450 innovative ideas from 31 campuses statewide
  • Garnered over 20 emerging Oklahoma small businesses

For the third 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

i2E Seeks Fellows Program Applicants

January 29, 2015

College students can earn $6,000 for 10-week fellowship Contact: Darcy Wilborn, Director i2E Fellow Program, (405) 813-2424 or email For the seventh consecutive year, i2E, Inc., is offering 10-week paid fellowships this summer for Oklahoma college students at entrepreneurial […]

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.