Student Life & Resources
Love's Cup is a state-wide collegiate business plan competitiion designed to encourage students of Oklahoma universities and colleges to act upon their entrepreneurial ideas and develop skills to lead tomorrow's innovative new businesses.
Student teams from the University of Oklahoma have had enormous success in the Love’s Cup competition with OU undergraduate teams winning awards every year in 2011-2019.
Sooner Innovation Fund
Grants from $500 to $5,000. The Sooner Innovation Fund has grants ranging from $500-$5,000 to help OU students transform ideas into reality. The SIF is a self-paced, 10-week proof of concept program designed to help OU students test the feasibility and marketability of their ideas, products, and services.
Sooner Launch Pad
The Sooner Launch Pad (SLP) is a collaborative effort of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth that provides a multidisciplinary environment for OU students, alumni, and the Oklahoma community to propel business ideas into new ventures. SLP provides access to the resources needed to launch a new venture to students, recent graduates, and local entrepreneurs. This is achieved through Venture Strategy Sessions (VSS), where entrepreneurs receive feedback for their venture, and the New Venture Pitch Competition, where student startup teams propose a new business venture and compete for seed funding.
Every summer, a group of entrepreneurial scholars participate in a study abroad program that allows them to gain six hours of course credit while they visit foreign companies and become immersed in the cultures of iconic locations.