Meet the 2022 Love's Cup Finalists


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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.

Through the 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.

In the 18 year history…

  • More than 2,600 college students have taken the challenge
  • Awarded $2.3M in cash, $170K in scholarships and $250K in fellowships
  • Produced more than 780 innovative ideas from 36 campuses statewide
  • More than 30 plans have turned into a scalable business and became i2E clients
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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.

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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.

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Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors
Interview Sponsors
The Chickasaw Nation
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
i2E, Inc.
Oklahoma Business Roundtable
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
Gold Sponsor
E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
Silver Sponsors
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
The University of Tulsa
Bronze Sponsors
Oklahoma State University
University of Central Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma Office of Innovation & Corporate Partnerships
Event Sponsors
Ada Jobs Foundation
Atento Capital
Center for Economic Development Law
Choctaw Nation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation
Presbyterian Health Foundation

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