Launchpad is a student-led organization fostering the entrepreneurial mindset at WPI. We're creating a culture shift on campus and empowering students to pursue non-academic student projects.
Who we are
Students + Faculty + Alumni
Launchpad is a student-led group working directly with WPI alumni and faculty members to bring our vision to life on campus. Our diverse group of students is an new face for the WPI Innovation Fellows as well as an older initiative called the WPI Test Kitchen. 9 of our team members completed Epicenter's University Innovation Fellows training program through Stanford last year.
IQP / MQP is just the start.
Whether it be a revolutionary tech startup or a campus-improvement project, Launchpad wants to empower students to take their ideas to the next level, outside of the classroom.
Bringing learning beyond lectures.
We host challenges, discussions, conferences, pop-up courses, and pitch competitions to inspire students' creativity and create a culture where it is cool to be constantly learning and pursuing interests beyond your major.
WPI Student Pitch Competition
Got an idea for a startup? Come pitch it to our panel of judges on April 12th for a chance at winning seed money, advising and a spot in a Worcester accelerator program. No experience necessary! We'll have workshops on everything from ideation to business models to how to give a pitch.
Photos & Videos
Take a look and enjoy!
Our pitch video from the University Innovation Fellows training program last year!