Center for Entrepreneurship


The Center for Entrepreneurship serves as the coordinating hub for a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem taking root and blooming in southeast Ohio. The Center’s role is to facilitate, nurture, and support partnerships involving students, faculty, researchers, entrepreneurs, emerging and established business enterprises and the venture capital community. Our partnerships promote a culture of entrepreneurship throughout the University and the region and help develop a competitive regional talent pool for innovation-based business.

Key partners in our vital work to stimulate and support collaboration at all stages of the “idea to marketplace” continuum include:

The Bobcat Hatchery

The Bobcat Hatchery is a student-centered idea lab managed by the Center for Entrepreneurship that supports new entrepreneurs and young student-led startups. It provides services including working space, product development services, and business consultation. The Hatchery is located in the ground floor of the Computer Services Center (CSS).


CREATE_space impacts the culture of the Ohio University creative community by offering workshops, lectures, and events by internal experts and external visitors, and serving as a creative studio for faculty and graduate students interested in hybrid scholarship, collaboration, and new modes of expression.

Innovation Center

The Innovation Center provides valuable business incubation resources to fuel the economy in Athens, Ohio and surrounding regions.


The mission of TechGROWTH Ohio is to significantly increase revenue growth and capital investments in technology-based businesses within the 20-county region of southeast Ohio.