Gator Founders & Creators,
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Increase probability of success.

Accelerating the development of student entrepreneurs. We provide mentorship, community, experiential education, and resources necessary for startup and personal growth. We’re here to help you each step of the way with programs, coworking space and community events.

Areas of support

Peer community

Build and learn alongside peers.

Business Planning

Develop your business with help from our network of advisors.

Mentor Matching

Expert advice from leaders and professionals, matched to your needs.

Celebrating 5 Years of Supporting Gator Entrepreneurs.

A home for creative students to come together. Launchpad is a place for students to connect, grow and make an impact. From the beginning, and throughout the last 5 years, supporting students has always been at the heart of everything we do.

What is Launchpad Scholars?

“I would definitely recommend Launchpad to another student. It is an opportunity to network with local entrepreneurs and really have the opportunity to connect with Gainesville outside of the student body at UF.”

Ana Primo

“Launchpad Scholars was an amazing opportunity for me to learn more about developing myself and my first company. It was a great program to help guide me in the beginning of my startup journey and get me connected into the startup ecosystem as well as giving me the knowledge and, which was hard to get anywhere else.”

Collin Forbes

We’ve got your back

We’ve got your back

We’ve got your back

We’ve got your back

We’ve got your back

Let’s build together

Let’s build together

Let’s build together

Let’s build together

Let’s build together

Startup U

You have an idea, but you’re not sure if it has the potential to become a thriving business.

Summer B

From Ideas to Action

Learn to prototype, experiment, and iterate to move your ideas forward

Fall

User Experience Design

Developed with guidance from our User Experience Design expert

Fall

Front-End Web Dev

Start building responsive websites with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Fall

Ready to get started?