The Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a social and cookout to welcome and network with future entrepreneurs. If you have ideas, questions, or concerns you do not want to miss this. We will see you there!OUCE

The Center for Entrepreneurship enjoys a robust relationship with a wide variety of cross-campus Departments, Centers, initiatives and individual faculty and student entrepreneurs. SUWgroup Various opportunities exist for students to enrich their real-world experience and expertise as young entrepreneurs. Check out our different events below!


From research to business, compete for cash prizes by pitching your idea to a judging panel of experts from the venture capital, business, and banking professions. The CE Idea Pitch Competition will return to the Student Expo next spring!

Register for the expo pitch competition today (closes March 11th)! You could win up to $1200 for your pitch to a panel of business professionals. Click here to register and for more details.

Another great opportunity is the International Video Pitch Competition. This competition is partnership between 7 different university all over the world to bring together great ideas. $6000 in prizes are waiting to be won, click here for more information and how to register.



Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

LOCATION:         The Innovation Center, 340 W. State St. Athens, OH 45701


Email us for more information at
Twitter: @SWAthensOH Hashtag: #StartupWeekendAthens



The Guest Lecture Series brings in unique, real world entrepreneurs to chronicle and detail their experiences with their own entrepreneurial ventures. Come hear what they have to say and learn from their experiences!

Past Events



Venture Café is open to all undergraduates, regardless of major.TechGROWTH Director John Glazer speaks to students about entrepreneurship at the Fall 2013 Venture Cafe Learn about earning a certificate or majoring in entrepreneurship. Find out what entrepreneurship clubs and fraternities you can join. Come see what the Center will be bringing to you this upcoming academic year!

Open to all students – FREE Register to attend:
Whatever your major, knowledge of or interest in entrepreneurship, the Center has everything to offer you helping you form and launch your business. Don’t miss out on the excitement!

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