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Using The Platform for Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship™

Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship™ changes the way we invest in startups, teach entrepreneurship, run startups, and think about commercializing innovation. Read more...

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It is time to change the way we manage our portfolio of startups.

As an Investor

Steve Blank (architect of the Lean LaunchPad process) explains how LaunchPad Central gives investors X-Ray vision into their investments.

As a Practitioner

Jim Hornthal shares how LaunchPad Central helps the teaching and mentoring of student teams as a practitioner of the Lean LaunchPad at Stanford, Berkeley & Princeton

See how customers are leveraging LaunchPad Central

As far as university classes go, NUvention pretty much tops them all. Setting undergraduate and graduate students alike loose to form their own teams, NUvention allows students to build their own startups by following the extremely experiential Lean LaunchPad methodology, and pitch to some of the country’s great entrepreneurial minds. They are pioneers in the space by embedding their entrepreneurship program university-wide.

"Reviewing LaunchPad Central is 100x better for me as a faculty member than reading business plans..."

- Mike Marasco, Director of Farley Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Victory Spark is a mentor-driven seed accelerator, part of the Global Accelerator Network, exclusively for America’s U.S. Military Veterans. Veteran-initiated startups are exposed to a national group of mentors and investors who believe that veterans can be leaders on a new front line – entrepreneurship. They have led the way through their early adoption of the Lean LaunchPad methodology.

"As a mentor, it allows me to step into the incubator/accelerator without ever having to be there."

- Ross Bjella, Mentor at VETransfer

Benefits for the Entire Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

  • Support a "flipped classroom" with embedded lectures on "How to Build a Startup"
  • Track key cohort performance metrics on a daily, weekly, and cumulative basis
  • Aggregate structured peer inputs and instructor grading on team progress presentations
  • Enable individual and group messaging without list creation or maintenance
  • Visualize a team's business model canvas evolution over time
  • Enable contextual conversations on experiments and customer interviews
  • View a team's domain expertise, balance, market size, and market type
  • Share common resources across cohort
  • Provide transparency on mentor-team engagement
  • Increase mentor productivity
  • Reduce mentor fatigue
  • Gain visibility into mentors’ qualitative and quantitative engagement with teams
  • Triage your portfolio for efficient resource management
  • Generate "war room" discussions for enhanced pattern recognition
  • Accelerate due diligence
  • Capture & share "institutional memory" for future cohorts
  • Compare and contrast cohorts across key metrics
  • Enable cohort messaging without list creation or maintenance
  • Provide insight into fund performance for LP's
  • Expedite evaluation of commercialization opportunities from your portfolio of technologies
  • Scale the highly experiential Lean LaunchPad process
  • Inform future grant investment theses