InnovationX is the Oregon State University College of Business emerging Center of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is an expansion of the Austin Entrepreneurship Program (AEP)

Which InnovationX Program is right for you?


Want to find inspiration for your next big idea? Want to build your creative muscles? Want to “test drive” what it’s like to be a startup founder? Want to ace the creativity and innovative thinking exercises for your next internship or job interview?

Join us for a Launch-U session and you’ll be amazed at what you can do. More info

Launch-U sessions are held each Friday from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in Austin Hall, Room 274. Just show up. Open to all OSU students.

Launch Academy

Launch Academy in the College of Business is a selective program for innovative and entrepreneurial students like you! Students in Launch Academy benefit from courses, workshops and high impact events that boost your path to launching you and your big ideas to change the world! Launch Academy students have an idea (or project) they want to develop into a new product or startup. More info .

 To join Launch Academy, complete this brief application  (only 10 questions).

NOTE: to take Launch Academy for credit, register for BA 199 Austin Venture Lab

Launch Academy meets Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 am in Austin Hall, Room 274.

Launch Corps

Launch Corps provides customized startup support (education and funding) for select students enrolled in the OSU Innovation Management MBA program who are also developing a business idea. Special scholarships are available for women hybrid Innovation Management MBA students in the greater Portland region who wish to launch a new business venture. More info.

Austin Entrepreneurship Program
Entrepreneur Mentoring Program

A comprehensive mentoring program and online resource is being developed to connect OSU entrepreneurs with mentors and experts drawn from OSU alumni and the greater Oregon startup ecosystem.

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