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Receive up to $1,500 for a project

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Receive up to $1,500 for a project The deadline to apply for the Ignition Fund grant (up to $1,500 to explore an idea, venture, or project) is Sunday, March 8. Apply with a venture you're working on - arts organization, business, non-profit, or something else entirely. Come to one of our help sessions on Monday, March 2, Wednesday, March 4, or Sunday, March 8 from 4:30-7p in Wilder 109 to get help from the Creativity & Leadership staff.
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LaunchU Awards Top Prizes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LaunchU Awards Top Prizes Out of 120 projects, 60 complete applications, and 19 finalists, we have selected the 2015 LaunchU award recipients.
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LaunchU Venture Accelerator

Monday, January 26, 2015

LaunchU Venture Accelerator Throughout January, 20 teams of current students and Oberlin alumni have been vying for funds to launch their business idea through Oberlin’s LaunchU program. At the month’s end, the teams compete before a panel of judges for $50,000 in prize money in a final pitch competition.
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Food Entrepreneurship Showcase: November 20, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Food Entrepreneurship Showcase: November 20, 2014 All are welcome to join us as we celebrate Oberlin food entrepreneurship on Thursday, November 20, 4:30p - 6:00p in the Skybar, Kohl Building. Speak with local entrepreneurs about their ideas and ventures while enjoying samples from you local favorites!
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Deadline for LaunchU 2015 is November 9

Monday, August 25, 2014

Deadline for LaunchU 2015 is November 9 Final applications due on by 11:59pm November 9, 2014. Sit down with students who have successfully completed LaunchU, and the C&L staff. LaunchU is an intensive, three-week long winter term program designed to help you create the change you want to see in the world through entrepreneurship, broadly defined. The program includes a startup accelerator, bootcamp, and pitch competition for current students, faculty, and alumni launching or growing all types of ventures, including student organizations, tech startups, social ventures, arts organizations & ensembles, local businesses, innovative projects. Participants selected for the winter term course compete for $45,000 in cash support of their venture, in addition to expert coaching and practical support.
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Ready to Launch

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

As one of the early creators of entrepreneurship programming in the liberal arts, Oberlin has broadly defined entrepreneurship as the ability to take risks in any artistic or intellectual pursuit. The Creativity & Leadership Project helps students design and launch their ventures through academic courses, internships, and competitive grants. More recently, Oberlin’s venture accelerator, LaunchU, has extended the opportunity for alumni, faculty, and staff to compete for seed funding, expert coaching, and access to venture capital.
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LaunchU Application Help Session -- with Pizza and Snacks! November 3, 4:30 - 8:30pm in Wilder 111

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LaunchU Application Help Session -- with Pizza and Snacks!  November 3, 4:30 - 8:30pm in Wilder 111 Need help with your LaunchU application? Trying to perfect your pitch? Sit down with students who have successfully completed LaunchU and the C&L staff. Join us at Wilder Hall Room 111 on Monday, November 3. We'll be there 4:30 - 8:30pm and ready to answer your questions!
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Early Deadline for LaunchU is Sunday, October 12

Monday, August 25, 2014

Early Deadline for LaunchU is Sunday, October 12 Apply by Sunday, October 12 to receive extra resources and coaching to help explore and research your project or venture. You can the update your application before the November 9 final deadline.
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Orange is the New Learning Tool

Monday, July 21, 2014

Orange is the New Learning Tool During the summer of 2014, Prakash Paudel, Saksham Khosla, and Venkata Shiva Mandala, along with partners Henry Harboe and Thomas Kreek were in New Delhi, demonstrating their new orange box device. LumenEd, conceived in 2013, aims to boost education efforts in developing countries using technology.
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Oberlin Receives $500,000 Grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to Endow Entrepreneurship Initiatives

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

A two-year grant of $500,000 from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation will endow entrepreneurship programming at Oberlin College. The endowment will provide vital support for the college's campus-wide entrepreneurship initiatives – Creativity & Leadership and LaunchU – and will play a critical role in advancing entrepreneurship as a defining and transformative component of an Oberlin education.
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Lucid Visual
July, 2014

Kanengiser '14 and Emmons '14 Receive Final Fellowship Grant
May, 2014

Oberlin Entrepreneur Emily Doubilet '06 Making Headlines and Primetime
March, 2014

LaunchU 2014 Winners Announced
February, 2014

Putting Tracks to Wax
August 2, 2013

Hilary Neff '13 Wins Creativity & Leadership Fellowship to Expand School Garden
June 14, 2013

Entrepreneurship Fellowship Established
June 3, 2013

Students Launch New Line of ObieWear
May 22, 2013

Taking on Human Trafficking
April 24, 2013

Five Award Winners at LaunchU 2013
January 29, 2013

Oberlin Announces LaunchU, An Accelerator Program And Alumni Entrepreneurs
October 1, 2012

Two Science Majors from Two Different Worlds Bring Textbooks and Inspiration to Rural Kenya
August, 2012

Former C&L Fellows Launch New Mobile App For Chinese Language
July 3, 2012

Lauren Manning '12 Wins Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award
June 21, 2012

Two Seniors Win 2012 Creativity & Leadership Fellowships
May 25, 2012