|1st Place||$25,000||$25,000||$2,000 (for both undergraduate and graduate teams)|
|2nd Place||$15,000||$15,000||$2,000 (for both undergraduate and graduate teams)|
|Elevator Pitch||$10,000||$10,000||$2,000 (for both undergraduate and graduate teams)|
Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Award Winners:
First Place – $5,000
Second Place – $3,000
Delta Plastics of the South Innovation Award Winners:
Graduate and Undergraduate Division — $5,000 to each first-place winner
Elevator Pitch Award Winners:
Graduate and Undergraduate Division — $2,000 to each first-place winner
Additionally, $1,000 is awarded to each of the 18 teams selected as semi-finalists and finalists in the undergraduate and graduate divisions in the Oral Presentations round of the competition. (This does not include Agriculture and Innovation finalists.)
Teams that place first and second in the overall graduate and undergraduate divisions are automatically invited to compete with the same winners from Nevada and Oklahoma at the 2017 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Championship May 30-31 at The Mirage in Las Vegas! The Tri-State cash prize pool is an additional $118,000.
The Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup is managed by the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Service Tax Code. Your donation is deductible to the extent provided by law. AEAF EIN: 71-0819945.
One of the reasons I’m such a big supporter of the Governor’s Cup competition is it gets young people excited about being entrepreneurs and helps them realize that they can do this. It is a very good investment in young people in Arkansas, and in the state of Arkansas in general, and in Arkansas’s future.
James Smith, founder, James + James; Springdale. Team member, 2009 Governor’s Cup Undergraduate Division Winner, “Creatively Mine”