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 brings successful entrepreneurs and innovators to campus to share their experiences and help students develop their ideas. Past guests have included Becca Williams (president of Red Plate Foods), Howard Behar (former president of Starbucks), Ken Thrasher (former CEO of Fred Meyers), and Bob Van Nortwick (director of startups for Amazon Web Services), among other rockstars.

Topics are relevant to student entrepreneurs and include: 

  • Crowdfunding
  • Angel investing
  • New product development
  • Lean startup methods
  • Incorporation and legal topics
  • Sales strategies
  • E-commerce and SEO
  • Recent technological innovations

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

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