New Ventures

New Ventures

Startup companies are a way of advancing technologies through the injection of private capital.  Startups have improved impact when additional funding is generated before the technology is ready for the marketplace or when the technology is considered disruptive to existing industries. Entrepreneurs and venture capital groups work together to use cutting-edge Ohio State technologies to improve our world.

The new ventures team is dedicated to creating startup companies by matching Ohio State innovations with experienced entrepreneurs and a full-continuum of funding. Ohio State startups have contributed industries locally, nationally and worldwide, helping to build a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Senior Director, New Ventures

Cheryl Turnbull


Manager, New Ventures

Kate Schulhaus, PhD


New Ventures Analyst

Lauren Morowit


Director, New Ventures

Zachary Ellis, Jr.


Grants & Contracts Specialist (Accelerator Awards)

Corine St. Gelais


New Ventures News

  • Students gain experience through capstone collaboration with local companies

    January 9, 2020

    Washington Prime Group provided real-world experience for students in a capstone marketing class this semester. Based on their research throughout the term, stude...

  • Corporate Engagement partners with CCTS for upcoming speaker series

    December 20, 2019

    Ohio State's Corporate Engagement Office is teaming with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science on a new showcase highlighting inventors and start...

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