Great Plains Technology Center


580 Pitch Competition

Changing People's Lives by Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship

This competition is for early-stage businesses looking to start, grow or diversify.  Entrepreneurs can connect to mentors and other cohort members while gaining access to knowledge and resources.

The 580 Pitch Competition provides a platform for entrepreneurs in Southwest Oklahoma to share their business ideas with a panel of judges and compete for prize money. Entrepreneurs will receive assistance with developing their business plan and creating a pitch to business experts. 

Benefits and Incentives

~ Assistance with developing their business plan and creating a pitch to business experts

~ A chance to win cash to take their business to the next level. Total prize money and in-kind contributions are over $20,000.

  • 1st = $10,000
  • 2nd = $5,000
  • 3rd = $3,000 
  • 4th = $2,000


~ Must have an LLC, C-Corp, S-Corp or other registered entity with the State of Oklahoma less than 5 years 
~ Must be 21 years or older
~ Must currently have a physical product or service that is available to sell 
~ Lifetime gross revenue of $5,000 to $75,000
~ Must be in compliance with all federal laws
~ Must be located in Comanche County

No confidentiality Agreement- 580 Pitch takes no responsibility for unwanted disclosure of intellectual property.

How to Participate

~ Applications will be accepted until May 15
~ Business Plans must be submitted by June 9 
~ Semi-finalist named June 23
~ PITCH Competition on July 13

Business Plan Template

Applications Closed May 15th

Partners and Sponsors

In-Kind Contributions are appreciated, and will support this program by providing additional resources for entrepreneurs participating in the 580 Pitch Competition.

In- kind contributions  Download Information


Competition Schedule

May 15 Applications Due- $50 application fee
May 15 - June 9 Business Plan training offered
June 9  Business Plans Due
June 12 - 23 Judging & selection of semi-finalist
June 23 Notify semi-finalist
June 27 PITCH Presentation training offered
July 13 PITCH Competition

Competition Overview

Rules and Regulations

List of Partners and Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!!!! We appreciate you partnering with us to build the next generation of  innovators.

Platinum Title Sponsor 

Gold Level Sponsors

Mayor Stan Booker

Linda and Larry Neal

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors