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    Created in 2002, Launch Pad is Canada’s first student-run entrepreneurial incubation center and remains a unique place for student entrepreneurs to start up their businesses in a supportive environment.

    Launchpad Innovation Challenge

    Launch Pad is one of Enactus Memorial’s longest running programs. Created in 2002, Launch Pad is Canada’s first student-run entrepreneurial incubation centre and remains a unique place for student entrepreneurs to start up their businesses in a supportive environment.

    Clients in Launch Pad are provided with both tangible and intangible resources to assist in the running of their ventures while they are still studying full-time. Tangible resources include office space and resources, opportunities for networking events and Professional Development sessions as well as access to in-kind legal and accounting services to help with their businesses.

    We are proud to have moved Launch Pad into the Genesis Centre, one Canada’s premiere incubation facilities. Now that we are housed within the Genesis Centre our clients are part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem with more than 10 other local businesses. This dynamic location allows for continued learning as knowledge is continuously transferred between entrepreneurs chasing their dreams.

    One of the most important aspects of Launch Pad is the Business Advisory Board that consists of business professionals and professors with expertise in areas specific to key business functions including marketing, accounting, legal and business plan development.

    Each year, in partnership with Cox & Palmer, Enactus Memorial hosts the Launch Pad Innovation Challenge. The Challenge is a Dragon’s Den style event where students get to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges and the winner of the competition gets $2,500 to put towards their business and a free place in Launch Pad for the year.

    After more than 10 years of operation Launch Pad has seen multiple successful graduate companies including: Upstream Marketing, Newfoundland Canvas, Motion Six Motors and Brownie Points, just to name a few!

    For more information on Launch Pad, please email Krista Burton at kburton@enactusmemorial.ca.

    Launch Pad is proudly sponsored by Cox & Palmer.

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