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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Join the Center for Entrepreneurship and TechGROWTH Ohio in celebrating OHIO entrepreneurs throughout the week!

Ohio University proudly participates in Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is powered by the Global Entrepreneurship Network with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a diverse collection of national host organizations in 180+ countries and 20,000 local partner organizations.


Matt Nelson and Doug

The Center for Entrepreneurship welcomes Matt Nelson, founder of WeRateDogs. Matt will be on the Ohio University campus on Tuesday, November 14th at 6pm in the CoLab (Alden 301). Matt created his social media-based business as a college student at WVU in 2015. Today, he has more than a dozen employees, has raised millions of dollars for animals in need through a nonprofit foundation, and so much more. Matt will be coming to the CoLab to talk about starting and running a social media business, creating something as a student, and, of course, all the good dogs. 

Space is limited, preregister to attend here



StartUp Market

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Center for Entrepreneurship and TechGROWTH Ohio is holding a StartUp Market on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 3pm-6pm featuring local, alumni, and student entrepreneurs. 

Preregister as an attending guest here! 

Participating Vendors

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Creation Cookies  

Creation Cookies serves creatively gourmet cookies to the Athens and Logan areas. Expect glorious cookies and edible cookie dough! 

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Dr. May's Thai Kitchen

Dr. May prepares authentic, delicious Thai Food for the Athens area. At the StartUp Market she will serve Hot and cold Thai Drinks, coconut waffles, wontons and more! 

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Chlo's Studio 

Ohio University student Chloe Good provides photography services for various occasions including individual sessions, group/couple sessions, events, and more.

Chloe also will be showcasing her hand crafted mosaic frames, ornaments and more!

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Outset Nutrition  

A health and wellness company founded by Ohio University students, Outset Nutrition will be selling Whey Protein Powder, Custom Formulated Pre-Workout, Creatine, Multivitamin Gummies and more! 

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Ceramak Art 

OHIO student Makenna Burton will be selling her gorgeous handbulit and wheel thrown pottery. 

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The Ohio University Entrepreneurs

Ohio University Entrepreneurs gives students tools to bring their business ideas to life. Members learn how to generate and develop business ideas in a safe environment through the following opportunities:

  • Business model development
  • Guest speakers
  • Semesterly networking trips to visit startups, investors, and business accelerators

OUE lets students exercise creativity, innovation, and imagination while developing leadership and professional skills.


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The First Layer 

The First Layer, a business run by Ohio University student Andy Andermatt, will be joining us to show off their services. Andy will sell 3D printed fidgets, desk items and more! 

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The Hustle Media Group

Ohio University students Jordan LeBron, Travis Bowie & Trevor Bowie interview student entrepreneurs to talk about their challenges and opportunities.

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Little Raven Cat Studio 

Ohio University student and fine arts major Sarah Riley will be selling a variety of items.  Sarah will have stickers, screen printed shirts, printmaking prints, temporary tattoos, and more!  

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Art By Michelangelo 

OHIO studio art major Michael Trimboli will be selling a variety of art pieces. 

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Benji & Their Orchestra

Benji will be selling tickets to their next live show, as well as giving the market goers and chance to listen to their music! 

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Funky Duck Finds

Owner Darian Knapp makes funky jewelry and accessories out of recycled and repurposed toys and junk! A collector and a huge fan of sustainability especially when it comes to secondhand items, much of Darian's work is made from salvaged materials.Items are sourced from secondhand toys, figurines and other ephemera and made into accessories to be loved again. 

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The Salty Otter 

The Salty Otter crochets many different items from 100% cotton such as stuffed animals, play food, handbags, holiday decor, wallets, and pot holders. The Salty Otter prioritizes upcycling and shopping for local supplies as much as possible. Many items to check out during this year's market!


Pyrite's Foresight 

Run by Ohio University Students Maely Robbins and Kate Lindrose, Pyrite's Foresight is a business that provides moss mirrors, moss jars, Tarot Card readings, paintings, jewelry, traditional drawings, pins, prints and more! 


Montre Vintage 

Montre Vintage is a second-hand, curated vintage watch brand. MV collects beautiful vintage pieces that each have their own story and fix them up so they're ready to sell to eager customers. While most of the watches are extremely affordable as most customers buy a few at a time, certain stunning designer watches have also been available for purchase. For the pop-up market we plan to display many of our affordable & ready to wear pieces - especially some styles that are customer favorites. A percentage of sales from our vintage watches will be donated to various charities - two charities that we have donated to is the American Association for Cancer Research and the National Alliance on Mental Health.


Adeline Arts

Adeline Arts will be selling handmade crochet pieces- hats, bags, keychains and more!


Sleepy Mariposa Jewelry

Handmade resin necklaces, earrings, beaded & gemstone jewelry, handmade rings, charm necklaces, dangly earrings and more! 

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