Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship

The Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship supports all Ohio State University students with their entrepreneurial ventures and ideas. Learn more about the different programs and services of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship below.

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 within an existing organization. Students completing the minor will possess the ability to apply critical thinking skills and cross-disciplinary, collaborative problem solving in the creation of successful new ventures, products and services.

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholars

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) Scholars is a two year, application-based living-learning community that provides co-curricular experiences and tools for students to build an entrepreneurial mindset, gain an introduction to lean startup principles, develop a network, and identify resources. Students must first indicate interest in and be accepted to Honors & Scholars prior to joining this program.

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Best of Student Startups Pitch & Accelerator Program

Do you have an idea for a business, product or service? Take part in our Best of Student Startups Pitch and Accelerator (BOSS) competition. Offered in both spring and fall semesters, BOSS provides information, coaching and support to help make students’ business ideas a reality. At the end of the program, selected students pitch their ideas at the BOSS Finale and compete for funding opportunities for their business venture.

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Connect with motivated people. Meet Columbus entrepreneurs. Build a business. All in a weekend. LaunchpadOSU is a weekend startup event where over 80 students on 10 teams will develop new ideas for startup businesses and pitch these ideas to win prizes.

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Student Organizations

There a lot of great entrepreneurship student organizations at Ohio State.  Explore these organizations using the button below.

Student Organization Directory

One organization supported by the Keenan Center is Business Builders.  To get involved with this student org, visit their website.

Logo of Business Builders Student Org


Cheryl Turnbull
Senior Director - Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship
Corporate Engagement Office
1524 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210
614-247-8881 Office