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Oberlin’s annual LaunchU competition is open to aspiring student entrepreneurs. It is the culmination of a venture incubator and intensive boot camp for students held primarily over winter term. Winners receive startup funding to support and market their fledgling business.

This Week in Photos: March 11

March 11, 2020

Women’s suffrage is recognized, the Arts and Sciences Orchestra performs, entrepreneurs pitch business ideas for prizes, and a podcasting/journalism rockstar shares his recipe for success.
A woman conducts an orchestra.

LaunchU Awards Three Ventures a Total of $45,000

March 24, 2017

Three teams of entrepreneurs were awarded a total of $45,000 during the LaunchU pitch competition on Saturday, March 4. The program stewards Oberlin students, alumni, faculty, and staff entrepreneurs through business-model innovation curriculum and prepares them to launch a venture.
This years four LaunchU pitch competition winners

Collective Style

May 11, 2016

The re-launched Oberlin Apparel Collective offers a new lineup of T-shirts and accessories that celebrate campus icons.
Sticker on a computer says 'Drunk in Mudd'

LaunchU Awards $45K to Ventures

February 10, 2016

The Identity Project, Storybook, and Humble Grounds Roasting Company were the winners of the 2016 LaunchU venture accelerator and pitch competition.
Director of Entrepreneurship Elyzabeth Holford and Alesandra Zsiba ’10 with LaunchU award