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May 7, 2009

RSU Advances to Final Round in Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition

A team of Rogers State University students advanced to the final round of the statewide Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition. The technology-based business plan competition is hosted by the nonprofit, venture-promoting i2E agency in Oklahoma and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

RSU's business plan was one of the six undergraduate plans named finalists. The team was selected from an original group of 32 plans entered into the competition.

The teams competed to determine which group could develop the best idea for a new tech-based business to be launched in the state.

The RSU team developed a plan to commercialize a company they called HealthWise Systems, which would develop, manufacture and market linens containing antibacterial nanotechnology. The team presented their business plan to judges, but was not selected as winners in the competition.

Charles Atkins, instructor in the RSU Department of Business, serves as the faculty adviser for the team.

The RSU team included: Elisabeth Sanchez of Tulsa; Megan Pruitt of Owasso; Whitney Robison of Oologah; Kyle Beggs of Claremore; Levi Milford of Skiatook and Peter Woodson of Jenks.

(Front row from left) Elisabeth Sanchez, Megan Pruitt and Whitney Robison
(Back row from left) Kyle Beggs, Levi Milford, Peter Woodson and Charles Atkins