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)

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Find inspiration for your next big idea, build your creative muscles, “test drive” what it’s like to be a startup founder ... Join us for a Launch-U session and you’ll be amazed at what you can do. Launch-U sessions are held each Friday from 2-3:30 pm in Austin Hall, Room 274. Just show up. We are 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. 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.

Austin Entrepreneurship Program

Our future began with the Austin Entrepreneurship Program in 2004.

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.