How to Become a Vendor at the UM Farmer’s Market

Samantha Burkart Employee, Entrepreneurship, Founders, Freelancer, How To

Wednesdays might be the most popular day at the University of Miami. Why? It’s the campus’s weekly farmer’s market, of course! Strolling through the crowded rows of vendors, taking in all of the delicious smells might be a great study break. But, have you ever wondered how these people actually started selling here? Many of our clients at The Launch …

My Startup Experience

Samantha Burkart Employee, Entrepreneurship, Founders

When someone finds out I’m an entrepreneur, full-stack developer, and have had 3 years of internship experience in UI/UX Design, Finance, and Operations as a freshman in college, they usually think I’m borderline insane. And quite honestly, it hasn’t been the easiest thing to do. I was intrigued by product packaging since my first internship at 16 as a UI/UX …

Our new Director and Assistant Director!

Launch Pad Employee, Entrepreneurship, Founders, News

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 …

Your Offshore Development Team

Isabelle Martinez Co-Founder, Employee, Founders, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Outsourcing your development team abroad can provide many benefits to an early stage startup. Co-founders can develop a product, test the market, and place it in the hands of users before investing in significant amount of funds in domestic development. Several of the investors and consultants I’ve spoken to find that it’s totally normal and common for a startup to …