Business plan competition shines because of students, teachers, sponsors

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK

We've just completed Oklahoma's 14th annual statewide collegiate business plan competition. Last Thursday evening, as we honored the 2018 Love's Entrepreneur's Cup winners at the traditional celebratory gala, I was struck — as I am every year — with just how impactful this business plan competition is.

More than 2,150 students have written business plans for 600 innovative ideas. They've earned $1.8 million in cash awards, $125,000 in scholarships, and $231,000 in fellowships.

There are many individuals and organizations across Oklahoma who contribute to making the Love's Cup such a resounding success, but perhaps there is no group, except the students themselves, who put more heart and commitment into this program that the advisers of the student teams.

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