The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Launch Pad is a leader in University-Based Startup Accelerators.

 

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Launch Pad is a student startup accelerator program that educates, inspires and assists in acceleration of startups. Launch Pad is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  

"Launch Pad provides our students an unparalleled opportunity to grow their inner innovative and creative skills." - Dave Gee, Co-Director - Launch Pad.

Students admitted into the Launch Pad program become "Launch Pad Scholars." So what benefits do Launch Pad Scholars receive?


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Launch Pad Scholars Receive:

  • Expert coaching, training and mentorship from professors and entrepreneurs
  • Business model development
  • Weekly training on startup fundamentals
  • Weekly roundtables 
  • Weekly 1-on-1s with Launch Pad coaches
  • Business model viability analysis
  • Connections with outside resources: Accounting firms, law firms, marketing firms, Web and mobile app development firms, angel and venture capital and more
  Launch Pad Scholars receive office space in the state of the art Whitewater University Innovation Center where they can also collaborate with other entrepreneurs. 

 

Launch Pad Scholars receive office space in the state of the art Whitewater University Innovation Center where they can also collaborate with other entrepreneurs. 


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Launch Pad and Professor Dougan were instrumental in helping me launch and grow my business.
— Henry Schwartz, Founder - Mobcraft Beer

Launch Pad Application Process

Applicants for the Launch Pad program submit an application for review. They are then invited to provide a three-minute pitch on their startup idea. The pitch includes: applicant background, the market to be served,  the market need, the product or service and the sustainable competitive advantage.

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