The community spurs the entrepreneurial mindset. Have an idea? Want to learn from successful entrepreneurs? This community will help foster concepts, plan, launch, and grow a business. Work hands-on with community entrepreneurs, learn about up-and-coming businesses, and get in on the ground level of new start-ups!

Delaware Does Entrepreneurship provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a group of 50+ fellow entrepreneurs, students, potential investors, financial institutions, and business resource providers. You'll also meet Delaware and Columbus leaders and resources. This is about building the entrepreneurial ecosystem! **Breakfast and coffee provided!

Are you interested in pitching at an upcoming Delaware Does event? Contact Megan Ellis to share your idea and learn more. 

Meet With Your Career Catalyst

Megan Ellis, M.Ed. '05
Executive Director, OWU Connection; Director, Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at OWU
mrellis@owu.edu | 740-368-3149

On-Campus Organizations

Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at OWU (DEC OWU)

The Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at Ohio Wesleyan's mission is to create a collaborative, innovative, and imaginative space that facilitates value creation and professional development.

The Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at OWU is housed at 70 S. Sandusky St. and includes rentable office spaces, a shared work area for center members, a conference center with digital meeting capabilities, and educational programming to support entrepreneurial understanding and success.

Center members have access to Ohio Wesleyan student-interns, through The OWU Connection, for assistance with product research, marketing strategies, budgeting, graphic design – and other needs to help them build their businesses.

Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at OWU is the nation's first such collaboration among a small liberal arts university and the surrounding city and county.

This entrepreneurial endeavor is designed to ignite creativity!

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Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars

The Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars Program (ESP) will allow a select group of students from across campus disciplines to explore entrepreneurship at their own pace accommodating each student's knowledge and experience in the field of entrepreneurship.  Students will benefit from this program by participating in academic activities outside of the traditional classroom, self-study development, professional development activities, and a travel learning experience funded by the endowed program.

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Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars

The Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars program encourages and nurtures the business and entrepreneurial ambitions of Ohio Wesleyan students. Corns Scholars combine classroom knowledge with the spontaneity of daily business applications and challenges, putting them a step ahead in the business world with future employers.

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Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship

The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship, a pivotal center at Ohio Wesleyan since 1985, offers students a variety of unique opportunities to learn how business really works.

The Center's mission is to enhance academic programs and provide real-world opportunities to create future generations of business and world leaders.

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Please see our extensive list of Alumni Partners who are eager to help students and fellow Alumni with their career and professional goals. The individuals on this page are happy to be contacted for 1:1 conversations, presentation invitations, and other engagements. Please click on their profiles to learn more and to see their contact details. We encourage students, faculty, Alumni, and staff to engage with these Alumni and form valuable OWU Connections.