Love's Entrepreneur Cup
The Love’s Entrepreneur’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.
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Through this 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.
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High Growth Division
The High Growth Division of the competition is the place for aspiring entrepreneurs to kick start their journey. Students from any college campus in Oklahoma are invited to write a business plan around a high-growth concept in one of five industry categories.
Small Business Division
The Small Business Division offers the opportunity to write business plans around any basic business concept, provided the approach is innovative and/or unique. The division is open to teams from non-research campuses, two-year colleges and private regional universities.
Love's Travel Stops
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 25,000 people. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has more than 370 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.
Thank you to our 2022 Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup Sponsors
The Chickasaw Nation
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Oklahoma Business Roundtable
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
The University of Tulsa
Oklahoma State University
University of Central Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma Office of Innovation & Corporate Partnerships
Ada Jobs Foundation
Center for Economic Development Law
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation
Presbyterian Health Foundation