Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship
About the Center

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The Ohio State University Tim and Kathleen Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship provides generations of future leaders with the capabilities to turn ideas into action by connecting them with the right opportunities and mentors.

In 2018, The Keenan Family Foundation made a commitment to The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, strengthening the university’s expertise in the field of entrepreneurship. The Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship is focused on cultivating students’ entrepreneurial skill sets and creating an enriched extracurricular experience around entrepreneurship. The students are connected to the startup ecosystem in central Ohio and beyond.

The Keenan Family Foundation was established by Tim (BS ’80) and Kathleen Keenan in 2012. Tim Keenan, life-long entrepreneur, is currently the CEO of Keenan & Associates, a company that works with small- to mid-sized organizations to provide direction and guidance with strategic planning and development. He also serves as the vice president and treasurer of the Keenan Family Foundation.

Keenan’s passion for entrepreneurship began in college at Ohio State. In 1991 he co-founded High Performance Technologies Inc., an IT consulting firm which provided many high-profile solutions to the federal government before its successful sale in 2011. In addition to making one of the largest commitments recorded at Fisher, Tim Keenan is a longtime member of the college’s Dean’s Advisory Council, served as an adviser to The Ohio State Office of Research in advancing the Ohio Technology Consortium and is a life member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Tim Keenan is a longtime member of the college’s Dean’s Advisory Council, served as an adviser to The Ohio State Office of Research in advancing the Ohio Technology Consortium and is a life member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Contact

Jake Cohen
Program Director, Collaboration & Events
Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship
228 Mason Hall
250 Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210