Ready to Change the World? We Can Help.

LaunchU is now accepting applications for its 2016 cohort. The venture accelerator and pitch competition will take place in Oberlin, Ohio in January 2016. Application deadline is 11:59 PM, October 30, 2015.

LaunchU is open to current Oberlin College students, faculty, staff and alumni who are launching or growing all types of ventures. This intensive, three-week winter term program is designed to help you create the change you want to see in the world through entrepreneurship, broadly defined.

Whether it is an arts ensemble or a tech company, a local business or a global impact enterprise, we want to help. Take your idea to the next level working with mentors and advisers then compete for investment capital for your new or existing venture.

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

Please note: Even after you have begun your application, you will be able to make changes until the deadline of 11:59 PM, October 30.

Feel free to reach out to us at or 440-775-8567 with any questions. If you prefer to sign up for our mailing list, or ask for general mentoring prior to applying, you can do so here:

We look forward to collaborating with you!

READY? Launch your application.