Club Update: Check out our clubs!

students 2The CE has amazing student organizations that are doing amazing things! Will be posting updates of  the club activities on our Club Update blog post. Get involved in one of these amazing clubs today.

Ohio University Entrepreneurs (OUE)

Ohio University Entrepreneurs empowers innovators and entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition. OUE offers exclusive mentorship, lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities to connect their members to resources and entrepreneurial ecosystems, on and off campus. OUE provides an opportunity for members to construct and validate their ideas in an open environment with like-minded students, faculty, and industry professionals.

Epsilon Nu Tau

The goals ENT has for the upcoming year are to make a bigger impact on the community by completing various service projects throughout the year, such as the food drive we held last Saturday, and continue to hold each Saturday. We also look to create better awareness of ENT through enhanced marketing. Finally, we hope to hold fundraising events. Even potentially setting up a channel for people to buy products and services from OU Students.

Consulting Fellows

The Consulting Fellows Program equips Ohio University’s future leaders with the necessary skills for a successful career in consulting, as entrepreneurs,  or any aspect of business. The program’s components ­– Live-Client Consulting Engagements, Training, Workshops, Networking, Startup Support, Mentorship and Leadership are organized by the Ohio University Consulting Fellows in order to help better develop any individual of Ohio University in order to best prepare them for their future consulting career.

OUCF’s goals for this year include expanding its current portfolio of clients and capabilities, attracting more great talent for our organization, and competing against other universities in consulting case competitions.


We are a new PR, marketing and event planning organization at Ohio University catered to amplifying + connecting millennial entrepreneurs and their brands. Our goals for this year are to continue growing and connecting with other student organizations, student innovators and student leaders on campus. Also, to host enriching developmental programming for our peers.


Venture Cafe – Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property rights is a confusing topic, but it can be vitally important for anyone who has a great idea. Come learn about intellectual property at the next Venture Cafe. You never know when you are going to have your next amazing idea, and this information could help you protect it!

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It’s back! Startup Weekend is coming up!

Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity to work on your own business startup. The fast paced, exciting atmosphere is sure to get your creativity flowing. ADDED BONUS: The first 25 students from the College of Business and the first 25 students from the Russ College of Engineering will get $25 off their entrance fee. Sign up fast!


Calling all innovators: The Scripps Innovation Challenge has returned for its fourth year at Ohio University! 

Ambitious, smart students should check out the Scripps Innovation Challenge! See further information below:SIC-page-001

SIC is a unique competition that allows all OU students to come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems in the media and communication industry. Working individually or in teams, students will choose a “challenge” from which to develop a new business idea before presenting it on Pitch Day to a group of industry professionals in March 2016. We offer some pretty serious prize money as well – $10,000 for first place and $5,000 for second place, as well as 5 $1,000 honorable mention prizes and a $5,000 diversity prize.

SIC is a tremendous learning experience, and a great way to gain real-world experience, and even a job or internship, in the media and entrepreneurial fields.

To learn more about SIC, and to grab some free food and cool prizes, come to our kickoff event on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 pm in Baker Ballroom.

Visit our website ( and follow us on Twitter (@SIC_OHIOU) for more information.”

Grants Provide Opportunities for Women

“Women entrepreneurs are having a womentremendous impact on the small business landscape nationwide.”

Of course, we already knew that. However, financing these exciting new ventures come with difficulties. Increasingly, women are being turned down for small business loans. Therefore, women turn to more unconventional sources of funding such as crowd sourcing and online loans. Another useful avenue for funding are grants.

Grants provide an opportunity for money that doesn’t need paid back, but they require strict compliance with the guidelines of the grant. These confusing rules, which differ from other types of funding, can be a road block. However, there are resources out there to help you navigate grants and grant writing.

Check out this article for more information on grants available for women and minorities.

2016 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

MITAttention all inventors! The Lemelson-MIT Program is searching nationwide for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize.

The competition is open to undergraduate teams and individual graduate students who have invented tech-based solutions in each of these categories:

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Graduate student prize is $15,000 and the Undergraduate student prize is $10,000! Apply today! The deadline is October 13th.

Want more information? Check out this video on previous winners.