Companies

We make it easy to engage

The corporate business development team facilitates mutually-beneficial relationships to help advance the objectives of both the university and businesses. We are the front door for engagement with Ohio State. We keep the communication going in both directions, building meaningful collaborations between the right people across key engagement areas.

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Our Model of Engagement

We provide holistic coordination and management of corporate relationships.  Each relationship is unique and we’re here to help make the most impact for both the university and the company partner. Our team serves as a central point of coordination, connecting company partners to the right people and resources, finding innovative ways to engage with Ohio State’s top talent and resources.

Why Ohio State?

The university’s breadth, scope and excellence make Ohio State a leading force of education, innovation and change – locally, nationally, and globally. Ohio State is one of only a few universities in the U.S. that, in a single location, houses 15 different colleges, including seven health sciences colleges and a college of agriculture. Ohio State brings extensive tools to the table—creative minds, expertise, experience and world-class facilities. This enables us to discover innovative solutions to complex problems and to equip Buckeyes with the critical thinking, innovation and skills they need to drive change beyond Ohio State.

Contact Us

Not sure where to start or new to Ohio State? Let us know how you want to connect with the university and a member of our team will contact you.

Contact Us

Program Manager

Ben Webb


Director, Corporate Business Development

Christy Bertolo


Senior Director, Corporate Business Development

Chris Svec


Senior Director, Corporate Business Development
Co-Director, Honda-Ohio State Partnership

Alissa Comella


Staff Assistant, Strategic Partnerships

Emily Law


Talent & Career Services Consultant

Julia Beckner


News

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    January 13, 2021

    Learn more about the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship through it's most recent annual report.

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    December 14, 2020

    Ohio State Startup IR Medtek is one of 22 university-affiliated startup companies from across the nation to participate in the University Innovation and Entrepren...

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