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2018 Governor’s Cup Winners Announced

Here at Arkansas Capital, our main goal is to empower local entrepreneurs– those of every age. That’s why, in 2001, the idea of the Arkansas Governor’s Cup was formed.

This prestigious, statewide competition challenges college and universities’ best and brightest entrepreneurs to develop and present business plans. The reward? A real-world, rigorous startup experience and an opportunity to win part of the country’s largest cash prize pools for collegiate business plan competitions!

On April 18, with over 500 people in attendance, our awards luncheon was held at the Statehouse Convention Center. Representing more than 30 teams from Arkansas Tech University, Arkansas State University, Arkansas School for Math, Sciences & the Arts; Harding University, Henderson State University, Hendrix College, John Brown University, Ouachita Baptist University, University of Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and University of Central Arkansas; the winners took away a cumulative $154,000 in cash prize awards provided by title sponsor, Delta Plastics.

The 2018 Governor’s Cup Award Recipients are:

Undergraduate Division Award:

Spiritum Solutions | Arkansas Governor's Cup

First Place: Spiritum Solutions, University of Arkansas at Little Rock– $25,000

Second Place: winterterm.com, Ouachita Baptist University– $15,000

Third Place: Monity, Harding University– $10,000

Graduate Division Award:

Spiritum Solutions | Arkansas Governor's Cup

First Place: Lapovations, University of Arkansas – $25,000

Second Place: UChooze Lunchbox, LLC, University of Arkansas– $15,000

Third Place: Ozark Microheater Systems, University of Arkansas– $10,000

Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Division Award:

Connor Innovation Roveround | Arkansas Governor's Cup

First Place: Connor Innovation Roveround, University of Arkansas– $5,000

Second Place: SCAN AG, University of Arkansas– $3,000

Delta Plastics Innovation Division Award, Undergraduate Team Winner:

TiFix | Arkansas Governor's Cup

TiFix, Harding University– $5,000

Delta Plastics Innovation Division Award, Graduate Team Winner:

Ozark Microheater Systems| Arkansas Governor's Cup

Ozark Microheater Systems, University of Arkansas– $5,000

Elevator Pitch Award, Undergraduate Team Winner:

Spiritum Solutions | Arkansas Governor's Cup

Spiritum Solutions, University of Arkansas at Little Rock– $2,000

Elevator Pitch Award, Graduate Team Winner:

Lapovations | Arkansas Governor's Cup

Lapovations, University of Arkansas– $2,000

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award:

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award| Arkansas Capital Corporation

Dr. Chris Brune, Ouachita Baptist University– $2,500

Dr. Kenneth Olree, Harding University– $2,500