Welcome to InnovationX, Oregon State’s hub for student entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers. InnovationX supports students who have ideas, who have already started a business or who are simply passionate and drawn to innovation. We provide the resources, education and community that can help you capture, share and test ideas and turn them into reality.

Classes and Degree Programs

OSU students have a wide variety of options to learn entrepreneurship inside the classroom at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Learn more

Launch Academy

Apply to Launch Academy to earn up to $5,000 and course credit to get your business idea off the ground. Be part of a community of students who share your passion for bringing big ideas to life. Learn more


Launch-U Speaker Series

Every Thursday, we bring an entrepreneur or professional to Austin Hall to share his or her experiences and help students develop their ideas. Learn more


Featured Events

Keep Thursday evenings clear this term for the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, beginning Week 3 and running through Week 8. Visit our events page and check out our newsletter for more details on our guest speakers for this series.

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Our Entrepreneurs

Bosky Optics, founded by Matt Miner, is a company that sells customized wooden sunglasses. They partner with artists to design customized laser engraved wooden frames, which are now sold all over the world.

Ideation Station, founded by Moriah Shay and Steven Miller, works with low income and rural communities to implement a STEM-based experiential learning program that incorporates entrepreneurial curriculum and a mobile makerspace.

Shape is a digital marketing budget management platform founded by Chris Vlessis. Originally called SteadyBudget, Shape has grown to become one of the leaders in the online advertising management tools industry. While in the Austin Venture Lab, SteadyBudget acquired angel funding, and today they are headquartered in Bend, OR.

Form Forge was founded by Nathan Fuller and Andy Baldwin. Form Forge builds large-scale 3d printers using robotic arms. They recently won 2nd place in the NASA Mars Habitat Challenge, beating many competing companies and universities.