LaunchU is an intensive program designed to accelerate the development and launch of Oberlin entrepreneurs. Culminating in a public pitch competition before a panel of investors, the program provides a forum in which aspiring entrepreneurs can refine their ideas, develop both skills and networks, and compete for investment opportunities, services, and mentorship, as well as cash venture-development prizes.
Alumni and current students with compelling entrepreneurial ideas and ventures are invited to apply to participate. Participants will be selected through a competitive screening process.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 LaunchU Pitch Competition:
2014 LaunchU Accelerator
$15,000 Venture-Development Award
Cole Hershkowitz ’11
Glen Gerbush ’12, Jakob Hochendoner ’12, Isaac Yoder ’13
2014 LaunchU IdeaLab
$1500 Ignition Grant
to support the next phase of business-model development and protoyping
Kyle Aungst ’13
$1000 MindCamp Scholarship
to an individual student demonstrating particular entrepreneurial proclivity and promise
Candid Music Group
Gabriel Simon ’17