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To : The UTD Students, Researchers and Community.
From : Dee Anderson
 
This is to bring to the attention of new Entrepreneurs the opportunity to participate in the UTD Business Discovery Program called “LaunchPad”
 
LaunchPad is open to anyone in the community who has an idea for a business. If you are interested in this opportunity, drop me an email and I can help you decide whether to apply for the 12 week session beginning June 5th, 2014. The time and day for the weekly meetings will be determined by the group at that time.
 
There will be an informational meeting at the Venture Development Center in the ROC building off Waterview Parkway on the west side of campus on the Thursday, June 5th at 7 pm.
 
UT Dallas LaunchPad provides an experience-based educational community where entrepreneurs can start acting on their business ideas and access resources to help them along the way. All participants are involved in start-ups of their own creation, ranging from food services to software development. LaunchPad is based upon a national program called “The Foundry” that has a proven record of significantly improving the success of a startup company. In fact, statistics show that it improves by 400% or more the chance of creating a successful business once you have gone through the program.
 
Groups of entrepreneurs enter a 12-week cohort with an idea for a company. They receive practical training as they grow their businesses alongside others in their cohort. This training is free for participants.

LaunchPad focuses on teaching entrepreneurs and does not invest or take equity in your company or idea. Participants can be anyone, including community members, students, and business owners. We have no age requirement. We do not require our participants to have previous startup experience.
 
The only two requirements for admission are:
1.     You must have a business idea.
2.     You must be coachable.

Here is the link to the business discovery program at UTD called “LaunchPad”    
 
http://www.utdallas.edu/launchpad/  
Here is a video that explains what “The Foundry” program is in  3 minutes:
 
http://foundry.utah.edu/  
Here is a video that explains how to apply and what type of people the program is looking for:
 
 Applying to the Foundry: Gary explains the requirements  
Here is a link to LaunchPad Google + where you can follow the program and receive updates about what is happening: If you choose to follow the group, you will received updates from LaunchPad by email.
 
https://plus.google.com/106649069033962619344/posts  
LaunchPad starts June 5th, 2014 at 7 pm. We are meeting in the Venture Development Center located just off campus at 17217 Waterview Parkway, Dallas, TX. You have to come around to the back of the building on the South end to enter the VDC.
 
I would be glad to speak with any group about this if you desire.
 
Dee Anderson  -  972-883-3543  -  deeanderson@utdallas.edu
 
Associate Vice President of Technology Commercialization
University of Texas at Dallas      

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Researcher's view on LaunchPad

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LaunchPad Testimonials 1.0

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LaunchPad 1.0 Closing Social May 9th, 2014

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Check out these videos that provide some of the essential lessons you’ll need to start your business.

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January 22, 2014 eClub event video explaining how LaunchPad UTD works helping to train entrepreneurs and executives for life.

LaunchPad UTD is available to Students, Professors and community entrepreneurs. We are an open community that does not charge for your participation.

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