Center for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Welcome to the CEC! We are here to serve you.

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Upcoming events

What: IQ E-Pitch Competition
When: April 3, 2019, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Campus Rec Center, University of Cincinnati

Do you have an idea for the next big thing? Enter the IQ E-Pitch for a shot at $10,000 in prizes!

Have you ever thought about a new, innovative idea for a product, service or social enterprise? Do you believe it could be the basis for a successful new start-up? Then join us for the University of Cincinnati Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch Competition!

The event is open to all UC students, and admission is free for all visitors and participants. The competition includes $10,000 in cash prizes to be spent as you wish, as well as startup grants to be spent launching your business.

CEC mission

Our mission is to provide a state-of-the-art entrepreneurship curriculum and research base not only for potential student entrepreneurs and scholars, but for people in the many organizations that interact with small, entrepreneurial, and family-owned businesses on a daily basis. The CEC seeks collaborative efforts between students and faculty from across the university to remove barriers and create gateways to entrepreneurism. The University of Cincinnati's Entrepreneurship program is ranked one of the best in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine, the Princeton Review, and Success Magazine.

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For entrepreneurs and managers

The CEC provides an array of valuable services to entrepreneurs, managers, and businesses, including consulting, executive education, and professional development. We serve both the leaders of new ventures and the executives of mature businesses endeavoring to be more entrepreneurial. These services are provided by UC faculty and students as well as professional affiliates of the CEC.

For students

The CEC provides an array of valuable resources to UC students from all colleges, including awards and scholarships, funding opportunities, business competitions, and access to student organizations.

For faculty

Review our business planning knowledge base, check out entrepreneurship competitions and events, view CEC research, and meet CEC faculty and staff.