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Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher College of Business is an official academic center of The Ohio State University. In addition, the center facilitates entrepreneurial learning and experiences that will impact a global economy and stimulates economic growth by assisting new company formation and graduating students who possess strong entrepreneurial skills and experiences.


STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS - Apply for scholarships administered by the Center for Entrepreneurship. Visit the Students page of this site for more information and applications

Submission deadline for the 2014 - 2015 academic year is Monday, April 14th.


OSU Business Plan Competition Finalist Teams

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Undergraduate Track




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Rich Langdale

Fisher alumnus Nathan Hurd, a former president of Ohio State’s Business Builders Club, remembers the exact date Rich Langdale came to Fisher’s campus — such was the impact the entrepreneur and teacher had on his time as an undergraduate student. Read more.

2011 Ohio Venture Capital ReportBusiness Plan Competition

2011 Venture Capital Report A Promising Market for Venture Investment

Venture capital investments in the U.S. experienced a significant growth in 2011 in total investments, total capital raised and the number of active funds. Investments grew from $23.3 billion in 2010 to $28.7 billion in 2011, a 23.2 percent increase.In contrast to the national trend, venture capital investment in Ohio declined in 2011. Ohio’s venture-backed companies received $440.9 million in 2011 compared to $567.4 million in 2010, a 22.2 percent decline. Despite this decline, however, total accumulated venture capital investment in Ohio between 2006 and 2011 has nearly reached $2.5 billion. Ohio accounted for 1.5 percent of venture investment nationwide in 2011, down from 2.4 percent in 2010.

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Business Plan Competition The competition has a reached across entrepreneurial silos and provided a platform to encourage business leaders to influence the development of ideas with commercial value.

The business plan competition serves as the catalyst for bright, aggressive, and motivated entrepreneurial students.

Learn more and get inspired:
"Legacy of the Deloitte Business Plan Competition"

Our Vision and Mission

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher College of Business is an official academic center of The Ohio State University. Launched in November 2001, the Center supports academic research, education and community engagement in entrepreneurship. The Center strives to advance both the science and practice of entrepreneurship so as to stimulate economic growth and development through new company formation, technology commercialization, and improved competitive performance of entrepreneurial ventures.

The founders of the Fisher Center for Entrepreneurship believed that the Center could be the global leader in the development and dissemination of entrepreneurship theory and practice. From this vision, the mission was derived. The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship is to:

  • advance scientific research and development in the field of entrepreneurship;
  • provide the highest quality instruction in entrepreneurship, including grounded experiential learning opportunities; and
  • stimulate economic growth by accelerating new company formation, enhancing technology commercialization, and improving the strategic and financial performance of high-potential entrepreneurial ventures.
Our mission is derived from three core values:
  • to lead the advancement of science and practice in entrepreneurship;
  • to educate aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs in the art and science of value creation; and
  • to serve the entrepreneurship community (broadly defined) through the effective design and delivery of value-added programs aimed at strengthening the economy.

About Fisher College of Business

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top 25 business schools in the country, The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business offers full-time, part-time and executive MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Human Resource Management and Master of Business Logistics and Engineering programs. The college of business was started in 1916, and was named Fisher College of Business in 1993, in honor of Max M. Fisher, a noted philanthropist, industrialist and alumnus of the college.