Student Launch Pad

We're the hub of entrepreneurial activities and resources helping the TU community to imagine, ignite and transform ideas into action. Make an appointment, attend exciting events or just stop by our space in Cook Library. 

We believe everyone is entrepreneurial whether you're creating a startup or working in a traditional environment. Entrepreneurial skills translate to all industries and are vital to succeeding in today's global marketplace. Join us at an upcoming event or book an appointment with a Launch Pad team member.

At the Student Launch Pad you can:

  • Develop your ideas and business plans with the help of fellow students and entrepreneur mentors.
  • Strengthen your entrepreneurial prowess and innovative thinking skills at interactive programs, events and competitions open to the entire campus.


Location & Hours

Cook Library, Room 401 
Mondays & Wednesdays 12 - 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events & Programs

All events are open to the entire campus. No entrepreneurship experience is required. 



Launchpad Map

Demo Day

Save the Date: May 1, 2018 for the annual Entrepreneurship @ TU Demo Day, featuring competitions, presentations, networking and more. 


Student Launch Pad Manager

bridget nistico

Bridget Nistico

Bridget comes to the position with an extensive background most recently as a Regional Director of the e-commerce startup, The RealReal. Bridget started as one of the company's original 50 employees and assisted in the success of the organization by growing the Northeast region from $20 million to $50 million. Nistico earned a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising from VCU and has worked in the industry since that time in a number of management roles. Bridget comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and recently launched social entrepreneurship startup Pivot, which is a workforce development training program for women coming out of incarceration. Bridget is a member of the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab cohort for 2017-2018 and will complete a MBA at Marymount University in December 2017.