The LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad team fall 2019

The LaunchPad is a program of the School of Undergraduate Studies that helps students of all backgrounds navigate and explore entrepreneurship at UT Austin. Think of the LaunchPad as the “Google Maps” for everything entrepreneurship on campus and beyond.

Part of the global Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars Network, the LaunchPad works closely with the Austin Technology Incubator. ATI Executive Director Mitch Jacobson serves as Executive Director of the LaunchPad as well, and the annual Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch (SEAL) program created by ATI in 2009 is now operated by the LaunchPad.

Mindwear Presentation

“The LaunchPad has been a really important part of my experience at UT and an invaluable resource to my startup. I’ve gotten feedback from mentors about presentations, our website and product, and introductions to investors. UT’s motto is 'what starts here changes the world'; the Launchpad helps students make that motto true.”