WHO WE ARE?
LaunchPad builds next-generation companies and careers.
The Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars network makes entrepreneurship accessible and relevant for all college students, regardless of their background, starting point, or future plans.
GOING FURTHER, FASTER
LaunchPad builds next-generation companies and careers. We provide proven startup resources, facilitate access to a global network of mentors and advisors, and offer unique virtual and physical convening opportunities so UTEP students can go further, faster.
Students learn by doing, gaining knowledge and critical skills to help them succeed as a founder or contributor to the 21st century economy.
All our programs and activities are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges
Start a company, change course, join forces with another founder, or pursue a traditional career. No matter their path, we will equip you with the entrepreneurial mindset, skills, and network they need to succeed.
CREATE SOMETHING AWESOME!
"How Do I Get Started?"
The LaunchPad, located in Prospect Hall, is an innovation hub connecting UTEP’s entrepreneurship ecosystem with a global network that provides support for aspiring innovators, inventors, and creators.
Become a member of the Blackstone LaunchPad today and join our virtual community
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STARTUPTREE a platform designed to support entrepreneurs. Once you create an account, you'll be able to add your startup, find jobs and request mentors in The University of Texas at El Paso entrepreneurship network.
Sign up with your UTEP Credentials using "University log-in" HERE
Coming up May 2021
What is the "CARES Entrepreneurship Bootcamp"?
The CARES Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (CEB) is a 3-session workshop designed for students from all disciplines who are interested in learning basic concepts and techniques to develop their entrepreneurial skills. The Bootcamp offers students three intensive, one-hour and a half sessions designed by startup experts from the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors. Participating students will receive introductory knowledge on tools and techniques they need in order to successfully start or grow their own business.
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning on January 19, 2021, at noon, through January 22, 2021, closing at 12:00 pm MST. This Bootcamp is limited to a 44 student cohort.
Student participants that register, attend all of the sessions, and complete all the assignments on time will receive a $200 Student Notice of Award at the semester's end.
The winners of the College of Business Administration and College of Education Bootcamp will receive awards as follows:
- 1st place, $3,000 per team
- 2nd place, $2,000 per team
- 3rd place, $1,000 per team
- 1st place, $8,000 per team
- 2nd place, $5,000 per team
- 3rd place, $2,000 per team
These engagement activities are designed to spark and grow students’ entrepreneurial spirits, hone their business development skills, and be better positioned for their career path of choice.