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. 

There is a $50 fee to enter this competition.

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. 


~ 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
~Prior finalists are ineligible to compete

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

How to Participate

~ Applications will be accepted until May 31 
   (there is a $50 fee to enter)
~ Business Plans must be submitted by June 21 
~ Semi-finalist named July 2
~ PITCH Bootcamp on July 11
~ PITCH Competition LIVE on July 25

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Partners and Sponsors

Competition Schedule

April 15 – Application opens
May 31 – Application Deadline
May 1 - June 20 FREE Business Plan Coaching Available
June 21 Business Plans Due
July 2 Business Plan Winners Announced
July 11 Pitch Boot Camp (full day)
July 25 Live Pitch Competition 

Competition Overview

Rules and Regulations

Contact Melissa Beck with questions regarding sponsorship opportunities. Thank you for supporting Small Businesses in SWOK!

List of Partners and Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!!!! We appreciate you partnering with us to build the next generation of  innovators.
Learn more about how to support the 580 Pitch Competition here.

Platinum Title Sponsor 

Gold Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors