Have an idea for a new business, service, or widget? Want to learn from successful entrepreneurs? Whether you want to be an entrepreneur or are interested in working in this environment, this is the community for you!

In this community, we’ll help you find your own entrepreneurial mindset while working hands-on with successful entrepreneurs, learning about up-and-coming businesses, and getting in on the ground level of new start-ups! You’ll find fast friends and utilize the catalyst in your particular area of interest and work with Megan Ellis, M.Ed. ’05, Executive Director of OWU Connection who works closely with the Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at OWU (DEC OWU) and DEC OWU Director, Phil Smith.


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Small Business Owner Data Analysts Research and Development
CleanTech Founder Non-Profit Founder New Technology Discovery

Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware Entrepreneurial Center (DEC OWU)

DEC OWU is a first-of-its-kind collaboration among Ohio Wesleyan, Delaware County, and the City of Delaware, creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem and education center that develops the mindset and knowledge base focused on creating unique solutions to problems and opportunities that change the world. For more information about becoming involved in DEC OWU activities, please contact Phil Smith, Director, DEC OWU. 

Delaware Does Entrepreneurship provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a group of 50+ fellow entrepreneurs, students, potential investors, financial institutions, and business resource providers. You’ll also meet Delaware and Columbus leaders and resources. This is about building the entrepreneurial ecosystem! **Breakfast and coffee provided!

Are you interested in pitching at an upcoming Delaware Does event? Contact Phil Smith to share your idea and learn more. 

Seeking Alumni in Entrepreneurship? Look no further! We have a cultivated list of Alums who are eager to speak with you. Check out their profiles and reach out to them! Access tools on our Build a Network page for further templates and resources!

We strongly encourage that you create a LinkedIn profile! This is a great way to build your network and connect with fellow Alumni, faculty, and connections from OWU. Check out 15,000+ OWU Alumni, and join the OWU group below!


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Career Connection Hours

Day of the week
Hours Drop-Ins
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  

Contact & Location

(740) 368-3152

Slocum Hall 207
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015