Bring your ideas to life

The Launch Pad is the entrepreneurship center at the University of Miami, where we help you start, build, and scale your startup business.

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Zoom meetings are available year round.

The Launch Pad services are open year-round. Our consultants are trained to help entrepreneurs in all stages and will work with you every step of the way: from concept to reality. If you need help with your startup or business idea, getting started with us is simple. Follow our four-step process to book your first meeting with our consultants and kick-start your venture. All of our mentoring programs and 1-1 consulting/advising are being held virtually.

The Launch Pad by Numbers


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Ideas Submitted


Companies Created


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The Latest Liftoffs…

We are excited to announce our new mentorship program, Radar. Mentees in this program will be able to have one-on-one, specialized coaching in their field of interest from alumni working in those fields in order to develop their ideas and grow as an entrepreneur.

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Our Past Clients

  • Holler

    Founded by Travis Montague ’14.
    Raised $30M in VC Funding.

  • The Franchise Tailor

    Eddie Rodriguez – BBA 1977
    Member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
    Certified Franchise Consultant.

  • Per’La Coffee Roasters

    Founder: Chris Nolte ’05
    Distributing across South Florida

  • Three Jerks Jerky

    Jordan Barrocas – MBA ’11
    Appeared on Shark Tank

  • Nightlife Brewing

    Juan O’Naghten ’12
    One of first microbreweries in Miami
    Distribution across Florida

  • TaxFyle

    Michael Mouriz ’09, JD ’12
    Richard Lavina ’09
    Raised $7.3M funding

  • Gas Ninjas

    Brandon Timinsky ’15
    Acquired 2018

Who We’ve Partnered With


The Importance of Networking

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AWS University Startup Competition

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Selling At Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets are a great way to represent your business and generate sales. The community aspect allows participants to create a following…

Upcoming Events

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