The Oberlin Review

Winners of the LaunchU competition stand together. From left to right: Catherine O’Hare, OC ’11, and Tessa Emmer, OC ’11; double-degree senior Benjamin Steger and College senior Bryan Rubin; College first-year Katie Kim; and College senior Hassan Bin Fahim.

Four Startups Win $37,000 in 2018 LaunchU Competition

March 30, 2018

The sixth annual LaunchU program — Oberlin’s startup accelerator, boot camp, and pitch competition — came to a close March 10, as 10 teams of startup companies competed for a pot of $37,000. Three of the four winning businesses were made up of current Oberlin students, while one team consisted of alumi. The program began with a 12-day, 12-hour “boot camp” of sorts in January that offered a variety of resources and trainings to educate the novice entrepreneurs on key aspects of succeeding in...

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