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 …

Choosing a Platform (3/9)

Sea Amundsen App, Co-Founder, Entrepreneurship, Founders, Website Leave a Comment

When it comes to developing an app, one of the first choices you need to make is which platforms you want to develop it for. The primary platforms are Apple, Android, and Windows. Each platform has different development costs, and developing it for several platforms typically gets expensive. Here are some things to consider when choosing your app’s platform: The …

App Myths BUSTED (1/9)

Sea Amundsen App, Entrepreneurship, Founders, Freelancer, Website Leave a Comment

Apps have become a massive business as the tech industry has exploded. There are now hundreds of thousands of apps in the marketplace, and they bring in billions of dollars every year. This growth has driven quite a bit of entrepreneurial interest in launching app businesses. This series will cover the stages of app development, some information that many entrepreneurs …

Startup Good Reads 2017

Chris Daniels Entrepreneurship, Founders, Quote Leave a Comment

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” – Mark Twain MY TOP FIVE ENTREPRENEUR BOOKS FROM 2017: 5. THE THIRD WAVE BY STEVE CASE This book blew my mind. Steve Case, the founder of AOL and pioneer of the modern internet, provides insight into the “Third Wave” of the …

What does it mean to be an Entrepreneur?

Chester Monterfering Entrepreneurship, Founders Leave a Comment

When you think of an “entrepreneur”, you probably think of successful innovators like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk. Businessmen who defied the odds to create industry breakthroughs and disrupt major economies. However, being an entrepreneur doesn’t always mean you have to be successful or create something new. In fact, the kids on the street selling lemonade are just as …

6 Low Cost Ideas to Market Your Business.

Martha Polanco Entrepreneurship, Founders, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Marketing can be very costly, but is necessary in order to promote your business and generate sales. Since you have already come a long way to start your company in the first place, it’s important that you find creative ways to market your business without breaking the bank. Here are some useful ideas to get you started: Donate your product:  identify some …