The Student Launch Pad will provide opportunities for students to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation through a variety of programs and activities, including Entrepreneur U workshops and Skill Builders sessions.
These programs will be available to students of any major throughout the semester. Entrepreneur U workshops will provide crash-course introductions to all things entrepreneurship. Skill Builders sessions will focus on specific topics, such as “How to Create the Perfect Pitch,” says Chad Nazworth, Student Launch Pad coordinator.
The Student Launch Pad will also have office hours throughout the week when students can visit the office, called the Loft.
“Students are welcome to stop by to discuss any ideas and find out about available resources,” Nazworth explains.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday at the launch pad’s location on the fourth floor lobby of Cook Library included an introduction to the program by Dyan Brasington, DIAR vice president, and remarks from Timothy Chandler, acting president, about the importance of entrepreneurship.
The Student Launch Pad was created as part of the TU2020 strategic plan’s focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and applied research. Nazworth says the program seeks to remind students that entrepreneurship is always an option.
“Starting a business is a way to be successful on your own, doing what you love and are passionate about,” Nazworth says.
To find out more about the Student Launch Pad and register for programs and events, visit TUlaunchpad.com.