Ohio University’s Center for Entrepreneurship is Award Winning Program

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Ohio University’s Center for Entrepreneurship was tapped in 2015 as the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).

The USASBE has ranked programs since 1990 and it is the premier association for entrepreneurship education.

Getting recognized is a major honor, according to Luke Pittaway, the Director of the Center.

The Center is a partnership between the Ohio University College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

The program combines a cross-disciplinary curriculum with opportunities for students to mix with innovators, entrepreneurs, and financial investors.

Director Pittaway talked with WOUB’s Tom Hodson about this cutting-edge program and how it blends with the innovation ecosystem already in place at Ohio University.

Pittaway is both director of the Center and a full tenured professor in the College of Business. He came to the program in May 2013.
Before that, he was the William A. Freeman Distinguished Chair in Free Enterprise and the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership at Georgia Southern University.

Pittaway brings a global perspective to innovation having taught overseas in England at several institutions before coming to the United States to teach.

Pittaway’s research focuses on entrepreneurship education and learning and more specifically: entrepreneurial behavior, networking, entrepreneurial failure, business growth and corporate venturing.