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Our Clients

Whether in ideation or ready to scale, we’re happy to meet with you.

Who We Serve

Anyone affiliated with the University of Miami can be a client of The Launch Pad. Our client base includes students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and we tailor our resources our clients’ specific needs.

University of Miami Students

Have an idea for the next big thing? We’re here to support you. Any stage, any industry, we have mentors and consultants available to guide you through the steps to launching and scaling your venture.

Regardless of idea stage or industry, we connect you with supportive and knowledgeable consultants to help guide you through the process.

  • No prior steps needed
  • Meet freely and at your own pace

University of Miami Alumni

Designing a business can be daunting. We have consultants of various backgrounds that help you start, build, grow, or sell your venture. Whether you’re just getting started, or have a dozen employees and are looking to grow, The Launch Pad has resources to help you at any stage. We’ve worked with over 5,000 ‘Canes start and grow over 500 companies over the last 15 years.

  • Fundraising help
  • Growth strategy
  • Operations optimization
  • Getting started with a new venture

University of Miami Faculty + Staff

Are you working on a research project or inventing something new? Or are you starting a business unrelated to your work at UM? We’re here to help you explore the world of entrepreneurship. Whether you are just getting started, or are already well on your way, we have a network of mentors and advisors to meet you where you are and support your venture. We are a free resource for UM students, alum, and faculty/staff. The Launch Pad does not take any fees or equity in your business.

  • Getting started with a new venture
  • Commercialization options
  • Navigating a new business
  • Invention/Innovation Disclosures