LaunchPad Central is the #1 Lean education tool
LaunchPad Central enables teams to map their business model assumptions and run experiments to gather and share key evidence.
LaunchPad Central is the #1 Lean platform to discover repeatable, scalable business models. Originally created for the NSF I-Corps Program, LPC’s powerful collaboration and workflow tool connects teams with instructors and mentors to share and review key evidence in real time.
19,530
Teams
643,861
Customer Discovery Interviews
540,602
Hypotheses Created
76,666
Pivots
(Numbers updated January 2020)
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Complete Solutions for Accelerators
LaunchPad Central transforms innovation through software that brings accelerated, market-ready innovation to fruition. See how we can do the same for your organization:
Accelerators
Help your teams bring their ideas to market faster
Universities
Transform the way you teach entrepreneurship
Government
Use proven experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into starting a business
Track Your Startup Portfolio
Understand how portfolio companies are approaching the market and how to accelerate the path to success.
Improve team collaboration
Centralized communication and insight enables teams to systematically test business model hypotheses.
Boost mentor engagement
LaunchPad Central makes it easy for mentors to collaborate and help move teams forward.
Develop lean startup skillsets
Build competence in customer, business model, and agile development.
Business Model Canvas
Business Model Canvas & Experimentation
For managers
Gain insight into each team's business model and review the status of their current experiments.
For team members
Provide structure and metrics to accelerate the search for a repeatable, scalable business model. Define and track experiments to validate important hypotheses, and identify key insights and opportunities.
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Business Model Canvas
Transparency & realtime analytics
For managers
Gain an overview of how teams are applying Lean Startup principles and evaluate the performance of mentors.
For team members
Greater visibility into daily progress and challenges enables mentors and advisors to provide timely support and assistance.
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Business Model Canvas
Contextual Learning
Stay focused on building the business but, if you get stuck, timely educational content can help team members develop new skill sets.
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Our Customers
As a mentor, it allows me to step into the incubator/accelerator without ever having to be there.
Ross Bjella,
Mentor, VETransfer
Top Accelerators We've Worked with
LaunchPad Central Accelerates the Time to Market
Our sales team can help you analyze your program and get set up with the right solution to meet your business needs.
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Improve Teaching Efficiency
LaunchPad Central saves time by streamlining communication and delivering dashboard views of class activity.
Improve team collaboration
Centralized communication and insight enables teams to systematically test business model hypotheses.
Drive Learning Outcomes
LaunchPad Central is a new approach to teaching entrepreneurship, and makes sure that learning sticks.
Develop Entrepreneurial Skillsets
Build student competence in customer, business model, and agile development.
Business Model Canvas
Business Model Canvas & Experimentation
For instructors
Gain insight into each team's business model and review the status of their current experiments.
For students
Provide structure and metrics to accelerate the search for a repeatable, scalable business model. Define and track experiments to validate important hypotheses, identify key insights and opportunities, and track and share pivots in real time.
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Business Model Canvas
Transparency & realtime analytics
For instructors
Gain an overview of how teams are applying Lean Startup principles and evaluate the performance of mentors.
For students
Transparency encourages healthy competition amongst teams.
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Business Model Canvas
On-Demand learning
For instructors
Overview of how students are progressing through "flipped classroom" lecture material.
For students
On-demand learning integrated into the workflow of the app helps students develop new skill sets.
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Our Customers
Reviewing LaunchPad Central is 100x better for me as a faculty member than reading business plans...
Mike Marasco,
Director of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Top Universities We've Worked with
LaunchPad Central Transforms The Way You Teach Entrepreneurship
Our sales team can help you analyze your program and get set up with the right solution to meet your teaching needs.
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Commercialize
LaunchPad Central accelerates and increases the efficiency of commercialization of innovation.
Apply
Structured testing helps innovators to quickly validate or invalidate key business hypotheses.
Scale
By providing a consistent structure, LaunchPad Central helps you scale commercialization efforts.
Develop
LaunchPad Central helps teams turn scientific discovery into viable commercial opportunity.
Business Model Canvas
Business Model Canvas & Experimentation
For program directors
Track changes in the business model canvases week by week, read interviews and easily review the results of business model experimentation.
For team members
Provide structure and metrics to accelerate the search for a repeatable, scalable business model. Define and track experiments to validate important hypotheses, identify key insights and opportunities, and track and share pivots in real time.
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Business Model Canvas
Monitor performance across your portfolio
Scheduled reports pushed to program directors allow realtime monitoring of team progress. Use the leaderboard to triage the performance of teams within a cohort and allocate limited mentor resources. Use cohort analysis to track the progress and scale of your commercialization activities.
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Business Model Canvas
On-Demand learning
For program directors
View how team members are progressing in learning to apply the scientific method to business.
For team members
On-demand learning is integrated into the workflow of the app to help team members develop new skill sets.
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Our Customers
There is simply no way we could have scaled without LaunchPad Central.
Errol Arkilic,
Founding & Former Lead Program Director, NSF Innovation Corps
Top Agencies We've Worked with
LaunchPad Central Commercializes Your Innovation Portfolio
Our sales team can help you analyze your program and commercialize your innovation portfolio.
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