OU Entrepreneurship Heart opens for neighborhood


Oakwood University hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the OU Launchpad Entrepreneurship Center.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Oakwood University takes the cutting edge technology business to another level.

The campus officially opened its OU Launchpad Entrepreneurship Center for the community at 4920 University Square.

It is a partnership with “Unity”, a leading platform for “creating and operating 3D content in real time”.

This center is one of 17 centers that are a “Unit Authorized Training Partner” in the United States.

“It’s rare for a university to take this step. That’s why we’re doing this through the Entrepreneurship Center because we wanted to focus specifically on micro-entrepreneurs. Micro-entrepreneurs are the type of entrepreneurs who make up 92% of businesses in the United States.” says Julian Waddell, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center OU Launchpad.

The center has at least three rooms and the university will host workshops developed by the unit.


Unity Technologies works with Oakwood University’s Entrepreneurship Center

HUNTSVILLE, AL – On February 26th at 10:00 am, Oakwood University will cut through and open the new OU Launchpad Entrepreneurship Center at 4920 University Square in Huntsville, AL 35816.

Oakwood University is an institution dedicated to innovation and collaboration, bringing the latest technology to students to enable breakthrough research and invention in a Christ-centered environment. From this approach, OU Launchpad, the university’s new entrepreneurship center, was developed.

This entrepreneurship center has since formed a historic partnership with Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content (RT3D). Developers, from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others use Unity to bring their imaginations to life. Unity’s platform offers a comprehensive suite of software solutions for creating, executing and monetizing interactive 2D and 3D content in real time for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices. Over the years there has been an increased demand for technical skills, especially coding skills, even for those who do not pursue a career in technology. With this in mind, Oakwood University’s OU Launchpad has partnered with Unity to bring incredible opportunities to its stakeholders.

As a Unity Authorized Training Partner, Oakwood University may host the Unity Authorized Training Workshops, which are Unity-developed, instructor-led courses that combine the best of quality, expertise, and convenience for learners to enhance their Unity knowledge expand. Unity workshops are up-to-date, interactive, and easily accessible through MyLiveBook. These workshops are taught by world class Unity Certified Instructors who have excelled in both Unity skills and teaching proficiency.

“Through the OU Launchpad Entrepreneurship Center, Oakwood University is the only HBCU that has become a Unity Authorized Training Partner. This makes it one of 17 authorized training centers for Unity in the USA. This partnership is indeed groundbreaking as more organizations like Apple, IBM and HP work with HBCUs. Cooperations of this kind show the openness of these companies to make diversity and inclusion partnerships an integral part of their brand and culture. Unity joined these companies in pursuing this path and it has helped many students in positive and life changing ways, ”said Julian Waddell, manager of the OU Launchpad Entrepreneurship Center.