Entrepreneurial Workshops

Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR RII Award No. IIA-1301789

Young entrepreneurs, college students and faculty advisors gain a better understanding of the critical steps involved in starting a business at the annual Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur Workshop.

The interactive workshop is open to all college-level entrepreneurs, students and faculty members. Participants learn the key elements involved in starting a business, including how to write a business plan, what investors are looking for in an entrepreneur, how to successfully present a plan to investors, and local resources for start-up, technology-based businesses.

Attendees have the opportunity to network and dine with community leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and economic development experts throughout the day.

Participants also learn about the “Governor’s Cup,” Oklahoma’s annual statewide collegiate business plan competition, and hear ways to improve the odds of winning $250,000 in cash awards, scholarships and fellowships.

The workshop is led by top Oklahoma business professionals, entrepreneurs, service providers and investors who share their experiences and knowledge of the commercialization process.

Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur is an annual event sponsored by the Oklahoma Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and i2E, Inc.

The workshop is free, and lunch is provided. However, registration is required. For information about upcoming workshops, visit the EPSCoR Events page or call Gina Miller, outreach coordinator, at 405.744.7645 or email gmiller@okepscor.org.

Access a past entrepreneur workshop workbook
Access a past entrepreneur workshop video