The fourth annual Cowboy Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs, to be held over six consecutive Saturday mornings starting October 6 at the OSU-Tulsa campus.

“The Cowboy Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is an intense, resource- and information-packed program where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can learn how to develop a profitable venture and how to manage the day-to-day operations of a business,” said Nola Miyasaki, director of the Riata Center. “You don’t need any kind of background, you just need an idea. It’s designed to provide tools to take an idea or an existing business to the next level.”

Bootcamp classes are taught by nationally-recognized OSU School of Entrepreneurship faculty members and successful entrepreneurs. Mentoring and coaching also will be provided to individual businesses by the Riata Center consulting staff and MBA students in partnership with Oral Roberts University.

Over the course of the program, participants will learn why it is important to approach venture creation as a process, ways to find entrepreneurial opportunity, the components of a great business concept, the role of a business plan, how to use bookkeeping and accounting to make smarter decisions, ways to leverage
resources, how to manage risk, how to organize a business’s day-to-day activities, how to deal with hiring and outsourcing, and the uses for trademarks and intellectual property.


The Riata Center is accepting applications now, but space is limited. Only the first 55 applicants will be accepted to the program. The fee for the six-week bootcamp is $650 and includes instruction, course materials and networking breakfasts. A limited number of $200 scholarships are available based on financial need.

The scholarship application and the Cowboy Bootcamp registration forms are available online at . For more information, visit or call Misty Stutsman at 405-744-7552.