About LaunchU

LaunchU is now accepting applicants for the 2017 cohort. The two-week accelerator will take place in January 2017, with Pitch Day following on March 4, 2017. Both events will occur in Oberlin, OH. The application deadline is 11:59PM, October 14, 2016.

Oberlin’s annual startup accelerator and pitch competition, now entering its fifth year, is open to all current students, faculty, staff and alumni launching or growing any type of venture, including:

  • Tech Startups
  • Social Impact Ventures
  • Arts Organizations
  • Local Businesses
  • Innovative Projects

Participants selected will compete for expert coaching, practical support and $50,000 in investment capital.

Requirements: At least one member of a team (up to four individuals) must be an Oberlin student, alumni, staff, or faculty member.

Please note: Once you begin your application, you will be able to make changes up until the deadline of 11:59PM, October 14, 2016.

Please feel free to reach out to us at creativity@oberlin.edu or 440-775-8567. We look forward to a collaborative process.


Ready? Launch your application!