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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 available year-round.

The Launch Pad services are open year-round. If you need help with your startup or business idea, book a meeting with us today to get help. All of our mentoring programs and 1-1 consulting/advising are being held virtually.

Skylab is now closed. If you need a place to work, there are several coworking spaces listed in our resources section. Get more information on the University’s response to Covid-19, please visit the UM Coronavirus page.

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Our Past Clients

  • Emogi

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

  • 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

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