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[Coral Gables, FL, July 2023] – The Launch Pad is proud to announce the grand opening of its new, cutting-edge office space in Lakeside Village. This move marks a significant milestone in The Launch Pad’s journey, reflecting its commitment to growth, and innovation to entrepreneurs at the University of Miami.

Strategically located in the first floor of building A in Lakeside Village. The new office space boasts modern design elements, and flexible workspaces tailored to foster collaboration, creativity, and productivity. With panoramic views of the bustling residential and flex spaces steps away from the entrance of campus. It features two conference rooms, multipurpose seating areas, hoteling spaces, and a startup library. Complete with books available for checkout.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new office space, that can now host the startups at the U,” said Sam Palmer-Shields, Assistant Director at The Launch Pad. “This expansion is not only historic being that is our first move since we opened our doors in 2008. It also represents a permanent footprint for startups to thrive .”

Featuring state-of-the-art meeting rooms, collaborative zones, and dedicated areas for focused work, the new office space is designed to accommodate The Launch Pad’s evolving needs and facilitate seamless collaboration across teams. Equipped with the latest technology and ergonomic furnishings, the space prioritizes design, functionality, and efficiency.

In addition to the new location, the space will now allow for the departments under Uinnovation to have a presence on the Coral Gables campus. Including the Office of Technology Transfer, the Culture Center for Translational Research, and the Cane Angel Network.

“The Launch Pad’s new office is the perfect space for entrepreneurs to collaborate. I am excited to be able to take full advantage of all that the space has to offer from meeting rooms to private “Zoom” booths, to comfortable co-working areas surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows.” Cam Ezell, Graduate Student from the School of Business.

The grand opening of The Launch Pad’s new office space is set to happen the first week of school this fall. This space represents an exciting milestone in the University of Miami’s commitment to innovation, growth, and the startup ecosystem. With its state-of-the-art space and inspiring atmosphere, the space is poised to become a cornerstone of The Launch Pad’s continued success.

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