Wooster Business Idea Competition!

Have an idea? Want to start something but don’t have the money to do so?

Stop waiting around and apply for our Business Idea Competition! There will be $6000 in cash prizes awarded this year!

Applications due February 13th

Event held February 20th from 4:45pm – 7pm in the Governance Room. All are welcome. Dinner will be served to all attendees. It’s going to be a great time, either apply or come out and watch!


Check out this magazine company that inspires innovation and creative thinking. Their website is full of articles about today’s leading entrepreneurs.


They’ve also got a chance for you to win $25,000! All you have to do is sign up for a free trial issue!



There are so many ways for students to get connected to the larger Wooster community and to gain experience in the field of entrepreneurship. Look below for two current opportunities and keep checking back here for updates!

Part Time Job with a BioTech Start Up, LARAD – get the chance to really see what a start up is like.

-gather international market data about vaccines and diagnostic reagents.

-work directly with the CEO and CFO of this start up on a variety of other projects.

-for more info or to sign up, check out the Student Job Description

Leadership Essentials – get connected to leaders in the Wooster community and work on your own leadership development.

-for more info or to sign up, click here.


Come find our table at Scot Spirit Day – this FRIDAY from 4-7pm located outside on the back patio of Lowry. We will have info about our first meeting and coming events for the year. We will also have a raffle for a gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings so stop by for a chance to win!!

Field Trip: Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo

Several students from Launch will be traveling to Cleveland today for the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo. The expo is hosted annually by Jumpstart and other business incubators in the region. This is a great opportunity to see what is going on in the world of entrepreneurship. Join us!


Owner of the Parlor coming to speak

Owner of The Parlor Restaurant, a local Wooster diner, will be speaking to Launch this Thursday. Join us in the Tartan Room at 7pm on Thursday night to hear about Mike’s experience owning the classic Wooster eatery.

Summer Internship Opportunity

Interested in an entrepreneurial summer internship? Check out an internship in Northeast Ohio. 


Student business start-ups are on the rise…

Stay tuned for more information on number of students who are in the midst of starting up businesses.


“If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” —Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO




This Saturday, February 15th, will mark the second annual TEDxWooster event. TEDxWooster is an independently organized event in the spirit of TED. TED is a non-profit focused on technology, innovation and design, and the host of the popular TEDTalks series. TED allows individuals and groups to bring TED to their communities. TEDxWooster has been organized by Christina Haupt 14′ with the help of Launch. 9 different speakers, a student band, and a student vocalist have been invited to the TEDxWooster stage to give their perspectives on this year’s theme – Double  Take.

The event will be held in Freedlander Theater from 1:30pm – 6:30pm. There will be two breakout sessions during which attendees can participate in activities, network, talk with the speakers, and snack on food catered by Spoon Market. TEDxWooster is free and open to the public so join us!