Investing in Local Young Entrepreneurs

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, also called YEA!, is an innovative program in Southeast Ohio that works with students ages 11-18 to help instill an entrepreneurial spirit. These students work with the facilitators to create and own a fully functioning business that can continue to operate after the program ends. Ohio University Center for Entrepreneurship just donated $5,000 to this year long program that helps to get students thinking about all of the future possibilities for them. As they say, they want students to learn “how to make a job, not just take a job.” Read the full article here to learn about this great program.


Join Us as a “Prospective Investor”!

Trade ShowIntroduction to Entrepreneurship students have been working on some new ideas and will be hosting an “investor trade show” on April 21st between 2:30pm and 4:30pm on the 3rd floor of the Baker Center.


They would welcome the opportunity to pitch their ideas to YOU, so come see the ideas and take the role of a potential investor.




Interested in entrepreneurship?

The Center for Entrepreneurship provides students flexible options for pursuing their dreams!

Learn more about the Major in Entrepreneurship and the Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

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Fall 2013 Winner of the Trade Show is…

IMG_3633On Thursday 5th December 2013 students from Dr. Luke Pittaway’s MGT3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship class closed out their semester by hosting a trade show.  The trade show required the student teams to develop a trade stand for their venture idea, develop a way of selling their business idea and invite friends and colleagues to attend the event.  The event was held in Nelson Commons (Dining Room 1) and by all accounts was a great success.  Judges were invited to attend and assessed student teams according to the quality of their stand, their conversations about their ventures and their abIMG_3641ility to attract people to their trade stand.

And the winner was… Power2Go presented by Robert Carter, Antonio Torres, Alex Cenci, Mariah Moss, and Jourdan Dunn

The Runners-up were… presented by Michael Rossi, Spencer Drew, Paige Higgins, Bethany Logan and Austin Stahl

Thank you to our judges Dan Dahlen, Bethany George, Paul Benedict, Annabelle Giordano and Phyllis Bohning.







Fall 2013 Winner of the YouTube TV Commercial is…

From November 5th until December 5th students in Dr. Luke Pittaway’s MGT 3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship class have developed, upload and promoted YouTube TV commercials for the venture ideas they have been working on during the Fall semester.  Seven teams competed for the honor of being announced the Outstanding TV Commercial of Fall 2013.  The videos were judged by a panel of experts according to how creative the video was, its humor and whether the message of the commercial was clear.  Teams were also assessed on the video’s traction, which considered the number of views and likes the video received.

And the winner was…

Power2Go presented by Robert Carter, Antonio Torres, Alex Cenci, Mariah Moss, and Jourdan Dunn

And the Runners-Up were the Hollywood Hair Chair presented by Nick Knott, Patrick Clark, Matt Bardeen, Jordan Smith, and Alex Conrath

To watch all of the students TV commercials, view the playlist below or visit our YouTube channel at:

Thank you to the judges: Michelle Ferrier, Associate Dean Scripps College of Communication, Greg Kaple, Founder GAK3 and John Bowditch, Director the Game Research and Immersive Design Lab.