LaunchU

Oberlin’s annual startup accelerator and pitch competition, now entering its sixth year, is open to all current students, faculty, staff, and alumni launching or growing any type of venture, including:

  • Tech Startups
  • Social Impact Ventures
  • Arts Organizations
  • Local Businesses
  • Innovative Projects

Participants selected will compete for expert coaching, practical support and $50,000 in investment capital.

Looking for inspiration? Browse previous LaunchU winners and LaunchU participants.


Ready? Launch your application!

LaunchU is now accepting applicants for the 2018 cohort. The two-week accelerator will take place in January 2018 with Pitch Day following on March 10, 2018. Both events will be held in Oberlin, OH. The application deadline is 11:59 pm, November 10, 2017.

Please note: Once you begin your application, you will be able to make changes up until the deadline of 11:59 pm, November 10, 2017.

Requirements: At least one member of a team (up to four individuals) must be an Oberlin student, alumni, staff, or faculty member.

Please feel free to reach out to us at creativity@oberlin.edu or 440-775-8567. We look forward to a collaborative process.


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