Launch Camp

Two week intensive crash course in entrepreneurship

Starting from zero, go from idea to MVP in 2 weeks.

This summer kicks off the first ever Launch Camp at the University of Miami Launch Pad. Open to Students and Alumni entrepreneurs from the UM community. We’ll be doing an intensive deep dive into bringing a product to market in 2 weeks.

This summer we will be hosting from August 5-15 the first ever Launch Camp at UM. Hurricane entrepreneurs will be putting in two full weeks to bring their ideas to market. Entrepreneurs will be learning the fundamentals of the lean startup methodology to get their products from idea stage to validation.

Students will learn the core concepts of design thinking, problem identification, innovation, customer development and best practices for problem solving. Guided by in-house and community experts, students will engage in project-based, experiential learning.

Students will also be trained on project management and exposed to cutting-edge digital tools to help students organize their ventures, prototype solutions and market their ideas. Students will be able to walk away with a skillset and mindset that will benefit their critical thinking in any professional area or career.

Students will interact with Launch Pad staff, venture consultants, alumni and guest experts. 

What we will be covering:

  • Business Models
  • Lean Startup
  • Lean Canvas/business model canvas
  • Idea validation & feasibility
  • How to find a product idea
  • Business plans
  • Design Thinking
  • Pitch guidance
  • General business strategy
  • Prototyping
  • Go to market strategy


  • Day 1
    • Share your ideas + assumptions
    • Intro to Jobs to be done
  • Day 2
    • Business model canvas
    • Value proposition design
  • Day 3
    • Understanding pain points
    • Identifying Customers / Customer personas
  • Day 4
    • Intro to Design Thinking
    • Applying Design Thinking
  • Day 5
    • Strategy planning
    • Idea Validation
  • Day 6
    • Customer Development
    • Intro to sales strategy
  • Day 7
    • Intro to marketing strategy
    • Intro to marketing tactics
  • Day 8
    • Pitching your idea / storytelling
    • Building a pitch deck
  • Day 9
    • Growth Strategies
  • Day 10
    • Reviewing
    • Re-pitch