HWS Student Launchpad

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Student Launchpad is flexible start-up program that engages students in “real” startup activities with a goal of creating new ventures. The program gives students the opportunity to work in a virtual incubator construct, meaning fitting in your startup wherever and whenever your academic schedule allows.

The Student Launchpad program encourages and provides the following:

  • Open communications with other Launchpad teams
  • Mentoring from Centennial Center staff and other regional seasoned entrepreneurs
  • Training on startup topics to move ideas forward and broaden student skillsets
  • Support in the participation of regional and national business plan competitions

Topics addressed to launch your startup:

  • Customer Discovery tactics
  • Market segments and value proposition development
  • Pricing models
  • Identifying channels
  • Go-to-Market strategies
  • Developing financials
  • Leadership skills
  • Connections with alum and regional mentors
  • Industry connections to engineering, legal, or manufacturing resources
  • Practicing and honing pitch presentations
  • Preparing for local and regional business plan competitions

For more information or to participate in Student Launchpad, email us at:


603 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-4550

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