• Inspire. Create. Launch.

    Bringing the entrepreneurial mindset to WPI.

  • Our vision

    Launchpad is a student-led organization fostering the entrepreneurial mindset at WPI. We're creating a culture shift on campus and empowering students to pursue non-academic student projects.

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    Who we are

    Students + Faculty + Alumni

    Launchpad is a student-led group working directly with WPI alumni and faculty members to bring our vision to life on campus. Our diverse group of students is an new face for the WPI Innovation Fellows as well as an older initiative called the WPI Test Kitchen. 9 of our team members completed Epicenter's University Innovation Fellows training program through Stanford last year.

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    Non-Academic Projects

    IQP / MQP is just the start.

    Whether it be a revolutionary tech startup or a campus-improvement project, Launchpad wants to empower students to take their ideas to the next level, outside of the classroom.

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    Inspiring Events

    Bringing learning beyond lectures.

    We host challenges, discussions, conferences, pop-up courses, and pitch competitions to inspire students' creativity and create a culture where it is cool to be constantly learning and pursuing interests beyond your major.

  • WPI Student Pitch Competition

    Got an idea for a startup? Come pitch it to our panel of judges on April 12th for a chance at winning seed money, advising and a spot in a Worcester accelerator program. No experience necessary! We'll have workshops on everything from ideation to business models to how to give a pitch.

  • Launchpad news

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    Details WPI Launchpad is hosting a Workshop Series and Pitch Competition. Students with ideas for businesses can learn, practice, and then deliver a pitch to a panel of judges. The final competition will be on Thursday, April 13th and will be hosted at Gateway in the Business School. Ideas...
    January 27, 2017 · intersession
    Check out our video from the Glassblowing and Flameworking course above! Thank you to all who attended WinterSession over break! We had over 70 students attend our 9 courses. Our courses included Scrum Certification, Glassblowing, Vinyl Record Making, The Future of Higher Education, Innovative...
    See course schedule below and sign up today!
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  • Photos & Videos

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    UIF Pitch

    Our pitch video from the University Innovation Fellows training program last year!