Accelerate Your Startup
Jumpstart your tech or medtech Company by amplifying your capital funding strategy with our Top 5 SBDC ranked LaunchPad Accelerator, a pro bono service funded by the SBA.
A Strengthened Capital Funding Strategy
LaunchPad will help you improve your investor presentation and ensure you have all the components necessary for your round of investment capital.
Receive actionable feedback from subject matter experts in everything from taking your product to market, business plan and beyond.
Access to an Influential Network
Gain exposure to our network of seasoned and vetted advisors & professionals.
Our Proprietary Predictive Analytics
Get an in depth understanding of fundability through our proprietary analytics and data.
Want to Apply to LaunchPad but Don’t have a Pitch Deck Yet? Get Our Templates!
Our templates will help you to create your pitch presentation step by step. From the essential information you need to include, to elements that will help you stand out from the crowd, our templates for your pitch presentation and executive summary will set you on a path toward success.
With over 600 successful LaunchPad Alumni since 2010 and an 82% funding rate, LaunchPad ranks in the top 5 out of over 900 SBDCs in the United States.
CLI Studios Completed $7M Round
Octane’s 2019 Technology Innovation Forum LaunchPad Presentation Winner, CLI Studios, completed a $7M round to expand and grow their company. Read their success story and hear how the LaunchPad team helped them solidify their pitch and strategy leading into this funding round.
Our Proven Process
Apply to LaunchPad
Apply to LaunchPad by sending an investor deck and executive summary, to be reviewed by the LaunchPad team.
Meet the LaunchPad Team
Upon acceptance of your application, the LaunchPad team will schedule the first meeting with you.
Meet with the LaunchPad team and present deck. If it’s the right fit, you will receive strategic mentorship until your company is ready for the LaunchPad Evaluation Panel.
Present Your Company to Experts
LaunchPad Evaluation Panel: Present your company to a panel of subject matter experts related to your industry and receive quantitative and qualitative feedback.
Receive Analytics & Feedback
The LaunchPad team will provide a debrief of the evaluation panel, including a detailed analytics report that will further prepare your company for raising capital.
Selected LaunchPad Alumni
Our Industry Focus in Tech & MedTech
Sports & Active Tech
AR | VR | AI | IoT
Big Data & Analytics
Hardware | Software
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