Welcome to the 2016 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition!

Since 2001, the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF), a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, has challenged students from Arkansas’s two- and four-year colleges and universities to fortify their business ideas and dreams by putting them through a rigorous and real-world planning process – while at the same time having the chance to win big cash awards! Thanks to the generosity of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the cash prize pool is once again $154,000, and is one of the largest collegiate business plan prize pools in the United States.

Competitors pay nothing to enter the Governor’s Cup and have everything to gain. Governor’s Cup alumni report that their experience broadened their educational and professional talents and their abilities to develop comprehensive business plans. A number of Arkansas companies today can trace their roots to the competition. Competitors also became much more appreciative of the entrepreneurial process and have applied what they learned in their professional careers at businesses throughout the state and the country.

Join the ranks of more than 2,100 competitors, plus advisors, who have been part of the proud history of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup! Follow these links at dwrgovernorscup.org for more information:

  • Competition Rules and Competition Schedule
  • Team Registration
  • Submitting Intents to Compete
  • Business Plan Content and Formatting Requirements
  • Elevator Pitch Guidelines
  • C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award

– See more at: http://dwrgc2016.istart.org/