August – Startup Book of the Month

Sea Amundsen Entrepreneurship, Founders

Read Length – 1 week Type of Audience – Beginner Rating – 4 stars Category – Idea stage (Ideation), Prototyping, Minimal Viable Product (MVP) Well written and direct, this book lays out how to plan and start a side hustle that won’t cost a lot of money but can provide a reliable income. This isn’t for those looking for inspiration …

Testing an App (7/9)

Sea Amundsen App, Co-Founder, Entrepreneurship, Founders, Freelancer, Website

Testing your app can make the difference between a strong launch and establishing a good reputation or having your unlucky first customers unwittingly become your testers, and being expectedly unhappy about it. While it can seem like an exhaustive, time consuming process that just delays bringing in profits, a solid and well organized testing process won’t take excessively long and …

Choosing a Developer (6/9)

Sea Amundsen App, Co-Founder, Entrepreneurship, Founders, Website

Choosing a developer or development company can be one of the most important decisions for the success of your company. A good developer can create an amazing product that exceeds expectations in the marketplace. A bad one can make a buggy, ugly app that angers customers, if anything is made at all. This is why it is important to thoroughly …

Choosing What Devices To Support (4/9)

Sea Amundsen App, Co-Founder, Entrepreneurship, Founders, Freelancer, Website

When choosing a device to support many factors come into play. Competitors, bandwidth, life expectancy, and market research. Here are some things to consider when at this step of the process. There are many options in a world where much is going digital. Everything from phones, tablets, smart watches, tvs, and homes. Consider what devices your customers have, what they …

ReVIve Impact Competition Winners

Launch Pad Entrepreneurship

The Launch Pad at the University of Miami Announces the Conclusion of the 2018 ReVIve USVI Economic Impact Competition   Miami, Florida, June 13, 2018. The University of Miami & The Prior Family Foundation are pleased to announce the conclusion of the inaugural ReVIve USVI Economic Impact Competition. Participants from all over the United States and its territories submitted ideas …

Our new Director and Assistant Director!

Launch Pad Employee, Entrepreneurship, Founders

With excitement, we’d like to welcome the newest additions to The Launch Pad team, Director, Brian Breslin, and Assistant Director, Maria Derchi Russo! Brian is a native Miamian and has been an entrepreneur for practically his entire life. He is credited with founding Florida’s most significant tech and startup community, Refresh Miami, as well as a series of other tech …

Startup Lingo

Samantha Burkart Co-Founder, Employee, Entrepreneurship, Founders, Legal, Networking, Website Leave a Comment

In an age of eloquent words and slang terms, it’s hard to keep track of what means what, especially when venturing into the business world. It’s important to be familiar with common startup and entrepreneurship terms, not only when talking to investors, but also during the execution of your idea. Let’s see how many words you recognize:   -If you …