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Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition

Prizes to Arkansas Postsecondary Students for
Participating in a Business Plan Competition

GrantWatch ID#: 176949
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF) - Donald W. Reynolds Foundation


02/26/17 11:59 PM

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Prizes to Arkansas college and university students for successfully participating in a business competition. The intent to compete must be submitted by February 3. Students from any discipline are eligible to enter this competition and present their business ideas.

The student business plan must be for a new and independent venture in the seed, start-up, or early-growth stages. Licensing technologies from universities or research labs is encouraged, assuming they have not been commercialized previously.

There are no strings attached to the cash prizes because the goal is to reward competitors for going through the rigor of the competition.


The prestigious Governor’s Cup competition is open to any degree-seeking student enrolled at any public or private Arkansas two-year college or four-year university during the summer and/or fall 2016 semesters or the spring 2017 semester.

-January 11: Intents to Compete Open
-February 3: Intents to Compete Due
-February 6: Business Plan Submission Window Opens
-February 26: Business Plans Due
-March 6: Call for Nominations - 2017 C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award
-March 11: Announcement of Teams Advancing to Oral Presentations
-March 17: Business Plan Resubmissions Due, C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Nominations Due
-March 30-31: Oral Presentations, DoubleTree Hotel, Little Rock
-April 11: Governor's Cup Awards Luncheon, Wally Allen Ballroom, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM.

Competition Rules:

Registration Instructions:

Intent to Compete Submission Instructions:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Marie Bruno, AEAF Executive Director

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