Center named finalist for the 2014 Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program

November 15, 2013

ATHENS, Ohio (Nov. 15, 2013) – The Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership of the Ohio University College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, has been named a finalist for the 2014 Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

“We are proud to have our efforts in developing an internationally competitive program for entrepreneurial studies recognized by such a prestigious body,” said Lynn Gellermann, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. “We work hard to produce ideas and innovations that transform lives and create economic opportunities far beyond the southeast Ohio region.  It is exciting to have that contribution recognized.”

As a finalist, the Center for Entrepreneurship will present at the USASBE Conference in Fort Worth, Texas in January. Other finalists in this category include Saint Joseph’s University, University of Tampa, and University of Southern Indiana.

“The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards are extraordinarily competitive,” said Luke Pittaway, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. “It is an honor to be recognized out of the hundreds of colleges and universities represented by the USASBE.  We are looking forward to raising the profile of this program further, and supporting initiatives that showcase the excellent work of our faculty and students and the vision of the two partner colleges.”

For more information on Ohio University’s Center for Entrepreneurship including upcoming events like our celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 18 – 24, please visit or

About the Center for Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio University is a partnership of Ohio University’s College of Business and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.  The center builds upon and raises to new levels longstanding efforts at the University and throughout the region to provide entrepreneurial education, business assistance services, and investment capital for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses.  Coordinating University resources through the center creates exciting new opportunities for internationally competitive entrepreneurial studies, enhanced commercialization of faculty research, and coordinated support for entrepreneurship, business development, and job creation.  The Center for Entrepreneurship leadership team consists of Lynn Gellermann, executive director, Luke Pittaway, director, Patrick Kreiser, director of academic programs, and Kevin Aspegren, director of student engagement.  For more information on the Center, including upcoming events, please visit or

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