The Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Award is an invitation-only event for the undergraduate and graduate winners of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup state competitions in Arkansas, Nevada, and Oklahoma. The 2015 Tri-State competition awarded $118,000 in cash prizes during the awards dinner on May 28 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

During the Tri-State Awards Dinner, one member from each competing team will have an opportunity to present an Elevator Pitch. He or she will have 90 seconds to “pitch” their team’s business idea to a panel of judges. Before the end of the dinner, the judges will score the pitches and announce an undergraduate and graduate winner, who will be given a $2,000 cash prize check.

Award Undergraduate Graduate Faculty Advisor
1st Place $30,000 $30,000 $3,500 (for both undergraduate and graduate teams)
2nd Place $20,000 $20,000 $3,500 (for both undergraduate and graduate teams)
Elevator Pitch $2,000 $2,000


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