The LAUNCH Accelerator


The Stoval Center’s latest program for students ready to take their startup business ideas to new heights.

The accelerator is an intensive entrepreneurial initiative designed to nurture and accelerate the growth of early-stage startups through mentorship, workshops, networking, and strategic support. ORU students, staff, and faculty will have the chance to engage with mentors and founders, exploring crucial topics each week.

Request to Audit Our Workshops by emailing: sc4e@oru.edu

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What is it?

Startup accelerators support early-stage, growth-driven companies through education, mentorship, and financing.

In our case, we are an 11-week program providing you with practical, real-world experience in starting and growing a business.

Whether you are a visionary with an idea you want to grow or someone interested in joining with someone else’s idea, this program will equip you with the skills and competencies needed to find long-term success in a world driven by entrepreneurship.

Who is it for?

This program, and others by the Stovall Center, are NOT just for business students!

This program is available to current ORU students and alumni, as well as some faculty and staff of the institution.

Here's what we mean by growth-driven companies!

A growth-driven company is one whose success or failure depends on its ability to understand its customer's wants and needs and meet those at a high level for a very large consumer base.


Why is it Important?

Entrepreneurs and the ideas they develop create the jobs and opportunities that allow economies not only to survive but flourish!

When you find yourself having a business idea that addresses a problem you or someone else has regularly, you have likely been gifted with a very valuable solution to a significant problem.

These ideas should be taken seriously as they represent opportunities for you to provide value to the world and, in return, receive great value yourself!

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." ~Warren Buffett

What You Can Expect

This program will place you in the unique position to develop your startup idea in a safe environment with the support of the SC4E and its various contacts in the community.

You will also be exposed to a variety of veterans in the business world who have expertise earned over the course of decades, all made available to you over the course of a couple of months.

We are extremely excited about the value we believe this program will provide, and we look forward to working with those entrepreneurs who will take their ideas through this 11-week experience.


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