The Launch Pad Story

How one of the most innovative Entrepreneurship Centers in the country came to be and where it has been.

2008 – Established

The first Launch Pad in the country was started in 2008 by Dr William Green & Dr Susan Amat at the University of Miami

2009 – Expanded Nationally

Through a partnership with the Blackstone Foundation, The Launch Pad model was licensed and distributed across to colleges across the country.

2017 – Launched Canes Venture Network

Partnered with MBS & COE The Launch Pad launched first cross campus mentorship program

2017 – Joined UInnovation

The Launch Pad moved to U Innovation to help grow cross university entrepreneurship initiatives.

2018 – Launch of SkyLab coworking space

Opening of first on campus co-working space for student and alumni entrepreneurs.