Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship
Programs and Events

  • Best of Student Startups (BOSS) Pitch & Accelerator Program

    The Best of Student Startups (BOSS) program consists of a series of workshops and a cumulating pitch competition at the end of the semester. BOSS is a program for all Ohio State students at any stage of their entrepreneurial venture.

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  • She Started It Film Screening and Q&A

    SHE STARTED IT gives a new face to the popular image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.

    Following five young women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, SHE STARTED IT takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook

    View the film and attend a Q&A session with the director.

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  • Keenan Center Virtual Speaker Series

    The Autumn 2020 Keenan Center Virtual Speaker Series will consist of four virtual workshops.  

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  • Legal Startup Bootcamp

    The Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is an exclusive one-day program designed for those in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture. Join us for practical information on the legal and business issues facing today’s entrepreneurs. This event is free but space is limited and registration is required.

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  • Global Entrepreneurship Sprint

    In this Global Entrepreneurship Sprint, you will be exposed to Emzingo|U’s core modules of social impact, responsible leadership, cultural immersion and respectful engagement. You will be challenged to practice your skills of cultural understanding and group connection while working on a project based challenge.

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  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor

    The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor provides undergraduate students from multiple disciplines and majors with a core understanding of how to develop a new start-up business or create new products and services with an existing organization.

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  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholars

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholars is a two-year living-learning community that provides both curricular and co-curricular experiences for students interested in entrepreneurship and innovative problem solving.

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  • LaunchpadOSU

    LaunchpadOSU is an immersive startup competition over the course of a weekend. Ohio State students will form teams and develop a business plan and pitch during this fast-paced program.

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  • Scotts Miracle-Gro: Legacy Project

    The Legacy Project is a collaborative program with Scotts Miracle-Gro that provides Columbus high school students with the resources, entrepreneurial experiences, and a network of support to move toward post-secondary education and career options.

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  • Wolstein Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit

    Sponsored by the Wolstein family, the Wolstein Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit brings together leaders from the entrepreneurship, venture capital, and accelerator communities for workshops and presentations that highlight best practices in entrepreneurship.

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  • Wheeler & Wolstein Internship Program

    The Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship is looking to place undergraduate and graduate students in internships with startup companies.

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  • Campus and Columbus Community Events

    These events (both on campus and off campus) will cover a wide range of entrepreneurship topics such as startup social media and brand strategy, entrepreneurial law, venture capital, and cryptocurrency

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  • Ohio Prison Entrepreneurship Program (OPEP)

    Ohio Prison Entrepreneurship Program (OPEP) introduces the currently incarcerated population to entrepreneurial concepts and the process of starting a business.

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