Ohio University

CoLab

Students using CoLab to work on a group project

CoLab’s mission is to enable and empower students to live and grow through creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Through this, we hope to achieve a more connected and innovation-focused community that creates with the goal of changing the world around us. As part of a planning grant awarded to CoLab (then called C-Suite) early on, the team was able to visit universities with top innovation programs across the nation, including Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah and the d.school at Stanford to see how they functioned. During these visits, the team paid attention to what worked well, and potentially more importantly, what didn’t work. Thanks to this research, CoLab will apply the best and most successful practices to our own campus, further strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Ohio University.

CoLab will serve as a central hub that unites students from all backgrounds and embeds innovation and entrepreneurship into their lives. By facilitating cross-disciplinary collisions and serving as OU’s “one-stop shop” for access to anything and everything creative, innovative, or entrepreneurial, CoLab will be able to enable and empower students to make their own aspirations tangible.

CoLab Hours of Operation


MondayThursday : 8:00 A.M. — Midnight.

Friday : 8:00 A.M. — 5:00 P.M.

Saturday : CLOSED

Sunday: 12:00 P.M. — Midnight.

 

Adjusted CoLab Holiday Hours


Tuesday 11/20/2018:             8am-5pm

Wednesday 11/21/2018:       8am-5pm

Thursday 11/22/2018:           CLOSED

Friday 11/23/2018:                CLOSED

12/16/2018 – 01/01/2019       CLOSED

01/02/2019 – 01/13/2019

Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm

Friday CLOSED

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday CLOSED

colab interior outside of offices with study areas

CoLab’s Beginnings

CoLab was founded in 2015 by Alex Kneier and Lori Bentz, now alumni, who had just completed their training as Stanford University Innovation Fellows. The UIF program trains students to bring people together through creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship on campuses across the world, and CoLab aims to do that on Ohio University’s campus.

Find Out More About CoLab

 colab@ohio.edu
  740-566-0146

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