Programs & Workshops

Red Startup

Red Startup is an 8-week program where you’ll gain the skills you need to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Throughout the program, students have access to mentors and coaches to help bring their idea to life—from identifying the right market, building a business plan, identifying funding sources, and culminates in a pitch competition.

Imagine Series

Find inspiration, wisdom, stories, advice, and experiences from a range of entrepreneurs. Lunchtime conversations give students time questions, conversations and one on one coaching. For all students, even those just wanting to explore entrepreneurship at a very basic level.

UX Design Workshop

An immersive 3-day workshop introduces User Experience tools & skill sets. Get off campus and explore the workings of businesses and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Columbus area. Eat some great food, learn User Experience design skills and make recommendations to the stakeholders based on your observations. Typically held over winter break just before the spring semester starts.

Brand Lab

Work through branding opportunities and get visual guidance to help communicate your strengths.

  • Learn about visual designs and clear communication strategies for your presentations.
  • Learn how to make your personal brand consistent across your résumé and social channels.
  • Make the posters for your event stand out through better organization and design.
  • Articulate your group’s or startup’s mission and create a visual brand or logo that reflects that.
  • Create a digital user experience in your products that is easy and motivating.

Brand Lab sessions are led by Red Frame’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Robert Abbott. Robert is a Senior Partner at Context Digital with more than 30 years of experience in innovating brand and communication solutions for a range of respected U.S. and global clients. His work has received numerous national and international awards.

Design Thinking Test Drives

An introduction to a powerful design process — a user-centered approach to solving problems. Listen, reframe, imagine, prototype, inspire & explore as you turn your passion into action. Design Thinking Test Drives are offered each semester, either by scheduled program or by appointment. All sessions are facilitated by our Red Frame Coordinator, Steve Krak.

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