News - Oberlin College LaunchU

Orange Is the New Learning Tool

During the summer of 2014, Prakash Paudel, Saksham Khosla, and Venkata Shiva Mandala, along with partners Henry Harboe and Thomas Kreek were in New Delhi, demonstrating their new orange box device. LumenEd, conceived in 2013, aims to boost education efforts in developing countries using technology. Read more here. 

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Oberlin Receives $500,000 from Burton D. Morgan Foundation to Endow Entrepreneurship Initiatives

A two-year grant of $500,000 from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation will endow entrepreneurship programming at Oberlin College. The endowment will provide vital support for the college’s campus-wide entrepreneurship initiatives – Creativity & Leadership and LaunchU – and will play a critical role in advancing entrepreneurship as a defining and transformative component of an Oberlin […]

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Lucid’s 10th Anniversary

This summer marks the tenth anniversary of Lucid Design, a data visualization firm started at Oberlin by alums Vladi Shunturov ’05, Gavin Platt ’06, Michael Murray ’03, and John Petersen ’88. Their 10-year anniversary coincides with another major achievement, raising $8.2 million for expansion from their building monitoring program. Lucid made an appearance during the […]

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Music Collective Wins Creativity & Leadership Fellowship

Myles Emmons ’14 and Gabriel Kanengiser ’14 have been awarded a $15,000 Creativity & Leadership (C&L) Fellowship grant to support the growth of their venture, Stereocure, which they co-founded in 2012 with Adam Hirsch ’14 and their friend Jordan Alper, who is a student at New York University. Read more here.  

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Oberlin Entrepreneur Emily Doubilet ’06 Making Headlines and Primetime

This year’s Forbes 30 under 30 features Oberlin’s own Emily Doubilet ’06, Co-Founder and CEO of Susty Party.  Susty Party is a sustainable party supply company that produces eco-friendly (and colorful) plates, bowls, cups, straws, and more while partnering with Clovernook Center to build employment opportunities for the blind and visually impaired.  Their products are now […]

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Early Deadline for LaunchU Announced

Apply by Sunday October 12 to receive extra resources and coaching to help explore and research your project or venture.  You can then update your application before the November 9 final deadline. LaunchU is Oberlin’s third annual startup accelerator, bootcamp & pitch competition for current students, faculty and alumni launching or growing all types of […]

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LaunchU 2014 Winners Announced

Chai Energy and LumenEd were the two big winners at the 2014 pitch competition. Read more here.

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