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Oberlin noted as one of Forbes' top Entrepreneurial Colleges in America in 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Oberlin College has been named by Forbes as one of the top 50 Most Entrepreneurial Colleges in America in 2015. Oberlin College's Creativity & Leadership Program incubator, LaunchU, is also cited in the July 29 article, "How Liberal Arts Colleges Reinvent Themselves as Startup Factories."
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Commencement Entrepreneurship Showcase & Reception

Friday, May 15, 2015

Commencement Entrepreneurship Showcase & Reception Join 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.
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From Capstone to Curtain

Friday, May 15, 2015

Senior 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.”
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Ty Diringer '14 Named Venture of America Fellow

Monday, May 11, 2015

Ty Diringer '14 Named Venture of America Fellow Ty 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.
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Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Ignition Fund recipients

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Out 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.
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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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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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Orange is the New Learning Tool
July, 2014

Oberlin Receives $500,000 Grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to Endow Entrepreneurship Initiatives
July, 2014

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