The Rewards

Winners from the Governor’s Cup reap intangible rewards that include the pride of having your work recognized in front of an audience of 500 and publicized statewide. But it also includes some very tangible cash prizes and scholarships  worth $40,000 in the Small Business Division.

The competition also rewards competitors with networking, job opportunities, life-long relationships and an experience that will help guide you as you continue your journey down the entrepreneur’s path.

Governor’s Cup Awards by round:
The Paulsen Award:
 The Oklahoma Business Roundtable will award one scholarship in the Small Business Division in the amount of $5,000. All students competing in the Governor’s Cup are eligible to apply.

The Plan: $1,000 to each of the six finalist teams, plus $500 each to advisors for $9,000 total.

The Presentation: $10,000 will be awarded to the first-place winning team in the Small Business Division, along with $1,500 to the advisor. Second-place team will earn $8,000, plus $1,000 to advisor and third place $4,000 with $500 to the advisor for a total of $25,000.

The Pitch: In addition, the 90-second pitch in each division that is selected as the top pitch will earn an additional $1,000.

Useful Links:
Forms, Scorecards and Applications The Paulsen Award Application
Guidelines Sample Business Plan