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Creating change in our community through innovation and entrepreneurship
InnovationX is here to help you discover and develop your entrepreneurial potential, whether you're at the beginning stages of starting to explore entrepreneurship, or your idea is ready to launch and grow.
Apply to Launch Academy to earn up to $5,000 and coursework credit to get your business idea off the ground. Be part of a community that shares your passion for bringing big ideas to life.
The OSU Launch Pad program helps first-year students explore what it means to make new ideas happen. Enroll in Launch Pad and connect with a group of peers who share your passion.
Launch Academy earned the 2021 Deshpande Foundation Rising Star Award for Excellence in Curriculum Innovation. Learn more about what makes our approach so unique and meet the team behind our programming.
Award-winning business owner and designer takes bold steps with adaptive apparel. Crutch, says the Oxford English Dictionary, is ‘a long stick with a crosspiece at the top, used as a support under the armpit,’ or ‘a thing used for support or reassurance.’ Somewhere between these two definitions is a story about April Davenport.
Darius Northern never meant to start a clothing company, at least not at first. The 2018 public health and College of Business Launch Academy alumnus made his first t-shirt, which said, “Black & Brown bodies make up 30% of the U.S. population, yet they account for 60% of the Incarcerated Population. Coincidence?” as a one-off.