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News & Announcements
Friday, May 15, 2015Join us Sunday, May 24th at 3:30p in the Lily McGregor Skybar in the Bertram and Judith Kohl Building at Oberlin College to celebrate our graduating student entrepreneurs and see how their ventures have developed over the past four years.
Friday, May 15, 2015Senior English major Annie Rasiel had never abridged a play before, and she had certainly never abridged Shakespeare’s Macbeth for an eager group of middle school students. That all changed last winter, when she spent her winter term preparing for the first production of what would become the Oberlin Children’s Shakespeare Project (OCSP). “There are abridged versions out there,” says Rasiel, “But they’re so sanitized a lot of the time, which does a great disservice to the kids.”
Monday, May 11, 2015Ty Diringer ’14 has been named a Venture for America (VFA) Fellow, a two-year program that trains recent college graduates and matches them with startup companies in fast-growing cities, such as Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Baltimore. VFA aims to teach fellows how to create a successful business that has a positive impact on the community it inhabits.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015Out of the record-breaking 25 applicants to this semester's Ignition Fund, 12 recipients were selected and awarded up to $1,500 to develop or launch new ventures. Read more to check out the winners and their ventures.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015The 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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015Out of 120 projects, 60 complete applications, and 19 finalists, we have selected the 2015 LaunchU award recipients.
Monday, January 26, 2015Throughout 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.
Friday, November 14, 2014All 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!
Tuesday, November 04, 2014As 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.
Monday, August 25, 2014Final applications due on oberlin.edu/launchu 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.
Orange is the New Learning Tool
Oberlin Entrepreneur Emily Doubilet '06 Making Headlines and Primetime
LaunchU 2014 Winners Announced
Putting Tracks to Wax
August 2, 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