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August 2016

Launch Day 2016

August 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
UC Patio, 1306 Stanford Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States

Launch Day 2016! Tuesday August 23rd celebrates 8 years since we have opened our doors to help current University of Miami students and alumni build their businesses and become entrepreneurs. Join us as we encourage everyone to begin their entrepreneurial journey. Meet The Launch Pad staff and clients. Enjoy food, fun, prizes and BIG announcements of this years events!

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September 2016

Patent and Trademark Info Session

September 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toppel Career Center Loft, 5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States

Do you have an invention, startup, logo, or name you're interested in protecting? Would you be interested in speaking with experts from the United States Patent and Trademark office and the Florida Patent Pro Bono Program? Come to our info session! Our speakers are: John Kirkpatrick, USPTO Patent Pro Bono – Program Coordinator and Patent Examiner Dana Vouglitois, Program Director – Florida Patent Pro Bono Program There will be a quick presentation with FAQs followed by questions from the audience.

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October 2016

Brett Reed, CEO of COHEALO – Feldman Lecture

October 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toppel Career Center Loft, 5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146 US
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While Brett was a Student at UM and with some help from The Launch Pad Brett cofounded Cohealo and is its current CEO. He drives the company's innovation forward on behalf of clients.

Cohealo helps health systems turn unused equipment capacity into profit. Their tech platform + logistics enable hospitals to share and optimize their assets.

To date, Cohealo has raised over $13MM in financing and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Join us for light refreshments, a presentation by Brett and Q&A session.

The gathering is free and open to the public.

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November 2016

7th Annual Patently Impossible Project

November 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
120 SW 8th Street – 3rd floor Rooftop, Miami, FL, 33130, United States

Race-Compete to Win- Network - Complimentary Cocktails - Reception among 100's of Brand Owners, General Counsel and Start ups- Cheer from the sidelines @ Charity race as teams of lawyers, law students and engineers compete to assemble a patented invention -Cocktail Reception - Silent Auction - Raffle Prizes - 100's of Lawyers- Judges- Engineers- Accountants...

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How to Get Funding for Your Business Without Breaking the Law (Panel Discussion)

November 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UM School of Law 4th Floor Faculty Meeting Room, 1311 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States
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​The University of Miami School of Law in collaboration with The Launch Pad presents How to Get Funding for Your Business Without Breaking the Law. A panel of distinguished attorneys will discuss the many legal issues entrepreneurs face when trying to raise capital for their new ventures. The panel will be moderated by Miami Law Professor Dan Ravicher

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A talk with CEO and co-Founder of MATRIX Labs Rodolfo Saccoman

November 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wesley Center Gallery, 1210 Stanford Dr.
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States
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The College of Engineering at the University of Miami Dean’s Council on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (DCEI) in collaboration with The Launch Pad present Rodolfo Saccoman “There Are No Manuals” as part of the Dean Temares Entrepreneurship Forum. Rodolfo Saccoman, CEO and co-founder of MATRIX Labs, a machine intelligence technology company, will be giving a talk called “There Are No Manuals”. Rodolfo attended the Hotel School at Cornell University. In 1999, he graduated with honors and was chosen by the owners…

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Innovative Real Estate Development Models and Design (Panel Discussion)

November 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glasgow Hall, 1223 Dickenson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States
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Reception Prior to event in Glasgow Courtyard, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. David McCarty – Director at Alloy, LLC Michael Ferry – Managing Director at DDG Partners Sandy Albert – Director of Real Estate Acquisitions at Common Brian Ehrlich – Director of Real Estate at Sonder Moderated by Mo Abbas, Founder and Managing Partner at Urbanis Advisors, and, Professor in the Masters of Real Estate Development + Urbanism, University of Miami RSVP by email to emailto: mredu@miami.edu

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Anatomy of Startup in the Music Business

November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
University of Miami, Toppel Career Center Loft, 5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States
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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016, the University of Miami Frost School of Music, in collaboration with The Launch Pad, present Anatomy of a Startup in the Music Business.  The event will feature an interview with Chris Muratore, Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer of Border City Media, creator of the state-of-the-industry data measurement and analytics service BuzzAngle Music.  The session will trace the evolution of BuzzAngle Music from concept to becoming the leader in data analytics for the music…

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What to Expect as a Female Entrepreneur (Panel Discussion)

November 18, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Toppel Career Center, 5225 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States
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Melissa Krinzmann – Managing Partner at Krillion Ventures, Founder at Venture Architects Liz Franzmann – CSO/Co-Founder at Vigilant Biosciences and Associate Professor at Miller School of Medicine. Yenvy Truong – CEO/Co-Founder at HealthSnap Solutions Moderated by Norma Kenyon, Martin Kleiman Professor of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunology and Biomedical Engineering, Vice Provost for Innovation at University of Miami

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April 2017

Feldman Lecture – Rick Masterson

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Toppel Career Center, 2nd Floor Loft, 5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States

Hear from Rick Masterson, UM Parent & Founder of A graduate of James Madison University and Harvard Business school, Rich Masterson is a serial entrepreneur, adviser to start ups, NY Giants fan, philanthropist and business owner. His motto is “I am not generous because I am successful, I am successful because I am generous.” In 2007 he founded Audience Partners, a data driven online advertising platform serving political candidates and causes, healthcare and commercial clients. Just last month, Audience Partners…

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