That's one lesson learned through the Governor's Cup.
Another lesson is the real-world connection between entrepreneurship and significant tangible rewards. Governor's Cup teams realize that firsthand as they compete for more than $290,000 in cash, scholarships and fellowships.
The 2013 winners will be announced Thursday evening at the celebratory gala. They will leave the event with more than $150,000 in cash awards.
That firsthand experience of the financial benefits of the entrepreneurial path makes an impression — the type of impression that shapes a career.
Scott Meacham is president and CEO of i2E Inc., a nonprofit corporation that mentors many of the state's technology-based startup companies. i2E receives state appropriations from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Contact Meacham at i2E_Comments@i2E.org.
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Since inception, the Oklahoma Governor's Cup has awarded more than $1.2 million in cash, scholarships, and fellowships.