Applied Learning Opportunities 

Various opportunities exist for students to enrich their real-world experience and expertise as young entrepreneurs. Major or earn a certificate in entrepreneurship, join one of OU's student entrepreneur organizations, participate in the Idea Pitch Competition, spend a weekend or 12 weeks building a company with Startup Weekend or the Innovation Engine Accelerator, or engage in many other entrepreneurial learning opportunities and activities the Center and OU offers.



Idea Pitch Competiti#D2D1D0

From research to business, compete for cash prizes by pitching your idea to a judging panel of experts from the venture capital, business, and banking professions.

3rd Place - Pitch Us Your Plan 2012 - Snapshot

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5 teams. 12 weeks. $20K in funding. Mentors. Industry standard hardware/software. Build your MVP and pitch to investors.


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"The next big ideas in our society's future, ranging from new products to solving world problems, could be discovered at this event."


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A 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation.

startup weekend group

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Students from all majors compete to solve actual innovation problems for $25K in prizes.