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

  • COVID19 Inventor Showcase Features Team Working on Increasing Ventilator Capacity

    June 15, 2020

    Join us for an Inventor Showcase on June 23 at 9 a.m. via webinar when we hear from the Ohio State innovators and centers involved in developing a new way to incr...

  • Corporate Engagement announces newest round of Accelerator Awards funding

    April 30, 2020

    The Corporate Engagement Office has announced that nine projects totaling $1.25 million have been chosen for funding through the Accelerator Awards program to hel...

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