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Launch Pad

Applications for Launch Pad 2021-2022 have closed

Welcome to the Launch Pad

An Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community in Creswell Hall

Located on the fourth floor of Creswell Hall, the Launch Pad houses up to 40 aspiring entrepreneurs. Students who participate in the Launch Pad Program have roommates from the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community. Incoming students of all majors interested in one day owning their own business or other enterprise are invited to apply to the community.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Automatic acceptance into the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program (provided the student meets minimum requirements)
  • Enrollment in the Entrepreneurship First-Year Odyssey Seminar (taught by Cali Brutz, Don Chambers, and Jim Flannery)
  • Complimentary membership in the Athensmade Tech Incubator or another local incubator
  • Complimentary membership in the Society of Entrepreneurs
  • Access to a Maker Space within the lobby of Creswell that includes 3-D printer capability, Raspberry Pi support, and other tools for prototyping concepts throughout your undergraduate studies at UGA
  • Internship opportunities with UGA’s Innovation Gateway, Small Business Development Center, and other campus units

NOTE: There are no extra fees to live in the Launch Pad Living Learning Community.

Join the Launch Pad

Applications have closed for 2021.

Application deadline: May 1, 2021

NOTE: You must be accepted to UGA to apply.


Interested in the Launch Pad?

Check out DAWG Camp Innovate!


Featured members

Kendra Garcia, 2019 Idea Accelerator winner

Congratulations to former Launch Pad students Kendra Garcia and Darien Smith for winning the Fall 2019 Idea Accelerator with their business EYE DROOL DESIGNS, a company that matches tattoo seeking customers with customized designs and professional artists to match their style.

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Become one of 40 young entrepreneurs

2018-2019 guest speakers

Downing Barber, Founder & CEO of Barberitos 

Downing Barber, Founder & CEO of Barberitos and Barberitos Franchising Inc.

Drew French, Founder of YourPie

Drew French, Founder of YourPie

Photo Gallery

Smiling UGA Entrepreneur Launch Pad student
UGA professor speaking to students
Student pitching to a crowd
UGA professor speaking to Launch Pad students
UGA professor speaking to students
Launch Pad students in a meeting
Three female entrepreneur students
Entrepreneurship students working together in class
Posed group shot of Launch Pad students
Young entrepreneur speaking to a crowd
UGA professor working collaboratively with Launch Pad students
Guest speaker talks with UGA Launch Pad students