Austin Entrepreneurship Program

Weatherford Hall

The Austin Entrepreneurship Program (AEP) at Weatherford Residential College is a unique living-learning environment for undergraduates offering entrepreneurship courses, hands-on experience, and the opportunity to explore business ideas. The Weatherford program focuses on four key initiatives: 

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Social Initiatives 
  • Sustainability  
  • Professional Development

The Austin Entrepreneurship Program students live and connect with other resident-students at Weatherford who come from colleges and departments all across the OSU campus, ranging from business and engineering to fashion design, horticulture, arts, and sciences.



2014 Pacific Logging Congress

The 105th Pacific Logging Congress 7th in the Woods Show at Port Blakely Tree Farm, Molalla, Oregon -


AEP Blog

Graduate Riley Kinser’s Experiential Learning, Honors Thesis Help Him Land a Dream Job

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Riley Kinser kept himself more than busy in his time at Oregon State. Kinser was in the College of Business’ Honors program, took part in…

Entrepreneurship students putting winning social business plan into action

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In October 2012 a group of Oregon State students won the first-ever Oregon Social Business Challenge, beating out 16 teams from around the state. Their…

Three student ideas selected for Oregon State Venture Accelerator

Thursday, August 29, 2013
The life of an entrepreneur isn’t always easy, but it never lacks for excitement. Lyndsay Toll was reminded of that recently as she waited to…

Entrepreneurship student’s high-flying innovation taking off

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Ok so we think this thing hovering over the field is a camera … But it could be a drone. — Lindsay Schnell (@LindsayRae19)…

Weatherford Award ceremony shows entrepreneurs come from all walks of life

Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday night Oregon State University MBA candidate Dale McCauley told the crowd at the 2013 Weatherford Awards in Portland how he got started as an…