1-on-1 support for entrepreneurs in all stages
We Serve Innovators.
The Launch Pad’s team of student and staff consultants are trained to help you work through your business challenges. Whether you’re just getting started and need help validating your business concept, or have been at it for a while and need help growing and scaling your business, The Launch Pad can help.
About Startup Consulting
Our trained consultants navigate conversations help you organize, identify, and gain insight into your business. We emphasize the mindset of the entrepreneur and help create awareness of the opportunities within the University of Miami and beyond. There are no obligations or expectations, and all services are free of charge.
We'll help you with brainstorming. prototyping. branding. ideation. marketing. scaling.
Our Impact This Fall
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Frequently Asked Questions
We’re glad you’re interested in working with us! To get started, please visit our website and click the “Sign Up” button. After making your account, tell us about your idea, and then request your first meeting. We’ll pair you with a Venture Consultant that can help you with your venture. See you soon!
You’ll be meeting with one of our Venture Consultants who will be able to guide you through your questions/concerns. To find out more about our consultants visit our about the team page.
We provide assistance with almost all things idea/business related. Whether you need help with a business model canvas, pitching your business, or setting up financials we can help. Check out our resources page for more details. Unfortunately, we do not offer funding or legal advice, but there are many great resources on campus for that.
The Launch Pad is here strictly for consulting. To learn more about if the University has any interest in your idea please refer to Tech Transfer.
All of our Venture Consultants and Staff have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with the University of Miami and are legally bound to keep conversations confidential.
The Launch Pad is not able to give legal advice. However, we will gladly refer you to other legal services that can be of assistance and any other useful resources.
The Launch Pad does not provide any funding. The University of Miami Canes Angel Network is currently in the process of navigating opportunities for clients. More info will be shared soon.
Raising capital can come in different forms whether it’s from an angel investor, venture capitalist, crowd-funding, or simply friends and family. We can discuss options in our meetings or visit our resources page to learn about investment opportunities.
Not to meet with us! All we ask is you have an idea.
Any progress is progress! Feel free to request a meeting to discuss your developments good or bad!
We do not offer drop-in office hours, all of your meetings must be scheduled through our website. Our office is open 9-4pm M-F year round.
Our services are FREE to the University of Miami students, alumni, faculty, and staff!
Our events range from skill-building workshops, to lecture series, to competitions, and more. Check out our events calendar or signup for our newsletter to stay up to date with all the things going on in our office.