Launch a business in six weeks at Summer Startup Launchpad

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Summer Startup Launchpad.

Summer Startup Launchpad is a 6-week intensive program that runs from May 22 - June 30. The program provides education and dedicated mentorship to help a founding team evaluate an idea and launch a business. At the completion of the program, each team will receive $3,000 cash.

Eligibility and Expectations

  • Participants must be wiling to commit to a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • A maximum of 12 teams, comprised of at least 2 and a maximum of 4 people, will be selected to participate.
  • At least one person on the team must be a classified UH student with a valid UH identification number.
  • Mandatory meeting days are once a week and twice in the final week. Click HERE for the tentative schedule.

Teams must apply by filling out an online application by May 5. Qualified applicants will be notified for an interview before being accepted. Apply now HERE.

Launchpad is organized by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and is generously sponsored by the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc., Sultan Ventures, and the University of Hawai‘i Vice President for Research and Innovation. Learn more.