The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) offers speaker series, workshops and summits to help professionals at all levels develop an entrepreneurial mindset, learn from and engage with industry and academic experts, and engage with and influence the talent pipeline.

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Speaker Series

Join us and a community of innovation professionals for our quarterly workshops on innovation topics related to the ideation, incubation and execution of innovative products, services, processes and business models. 


Cullman Summit 2017

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summits

The Center for Innovation and Entepreneurship offers interactive summits to bring together academics, industry experts and students on the latest topics in innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn more:

Executive Education

CIE collaborates with Fisher's Executive Education program to offer the Innovation Practice program. This unique program is designed especially for executives and senior managers who are responsible for driving innovation throughout their organization, and for business leaders who want to better understand how to drive sustainable, profitable growth.
Learn more about Innovation Practice

Founding Members

CIE is grateful to its founding members for support and guidance. We partner with our founding members to offer meaningful programs to drive growth in organizations of all sizes and to develop an entrepreneurial talent pipeline.

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Jennifer Heckscher  
Director, Operations and Planning
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
251 Mason Hall
250 Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210