Launch-U Speaker Series

Events are open to students of all majors and all OSU campuses.

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What is Launch-U?

The Launch-U Speaker Series highlights inspirational entrepreneurs, innovators and experts who share their experiences and help students develop their ideas. Past guests have included Becca Williams (president of Red Plate Foods), Darius Northern (founder of People of Colour Clothing), Lanaya Irvin (president of COQUAL), Doug Keszler (co-founder of Inpria Corporation), Cynthia Holcomb (founder and CEO of Preference Science Technologies, Inc.) and Katy Krupp (owner of Element Graphics).

Topics are relevant to student entrepreneurs and include: 

  • Crowdfunding
  • Investment basics
  • Developing new products
  • Legal basics (organization and formation, etc.) 
  • Sales strategies
  • Selling products online and creating an online brand
  • Recent technological innovations

Launch-U Speakers and other events are typically on Thursday nights at 6 pm. Following the talk, students are invited to chat with each other and with the speaker.

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