Open to all students from all majors at any entrepreneurial level. Whether you've
got ideas, you've already started a business, or you just want to meet new people
and explore opportunities, we've got something for you.
Get your blood pumping with innovation and flex your creative muscles. Select an event
below to see details.
Creative Mondays & Tuesdays 2-3 PM
Strengthen your creative muscles with these fun, interactive sessions.
All sessions take place from 2-3 p.m. in the Student Launch Pad (Cook 401)
Feb. 11 & 12: Divergent Thinking Workshop Learn how to think outside the box and in new ways!
Feb. 18: Sounding Board Have an idea but not sure if it’s good? Bounce it off others and watch it come to
Feb. 19: Design Thinking Workshop Learn how to think outside the box and in new ways!
Feb. 25 & 26: Creativity Thinking Workshop Learn how to think outside the box and in new ways!
March 4: Pitch Practice Get your pitch ready for the competition!
March 5: Competition Boot Camp Get your pitch and/or poster ready for the competition!
March 11: Creativity Thinking Workshop Strengthen your creative muscles
March 12: Pitch Practice Get ready for the Big Idea Poster Competition!
March 25 & 26: Sounding Board Have an idea but not sure if it’s good? Bounce it off others and watch it come to
April 1 & 2: Murder Board Learn how to field questions like a champ in this fun format.
April 8 & 9: Competition Boot Camp Last minute prep for the Tiger Cage Pitch Competition
April 15: Business Model Canvas Build the foundation for your idea to stand on!
April 16: Improv for Entrepreneurs Learn how to think on your feet and have no fear!
April 22: Business Model Canvas Build the foundation for your idea to stand on!
April 23: Design Thinking Workshop Learn this leading-edge innovation technique
April 29 & 30: Competition Boot Camp Prep for the Business Model Competition!
Whiteboard Wednesdays 12-2 PM
Have an idea for a business, product, nonprofit or just a plain old solution but need
help charting it out? Come hang out at the Student Launch Pad and we’ll help!
All Whiteboard Wednesdays take place from 12-2 p.m. in the Student Launch Pad, Cook
Spring 2019 Dates: Feb. 13-May 1
Lunch & Launch Series
Bring your lunch and hear from guest speakers talking about entrepreneurship. All lunch and launches take place Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. in Cook 401, unless otherwise noted.
Feb. 5: Networking Skills
Feb. 12: Free-sources for Your Startup
Feb. 19: Financial Modeling for Entrepreneurs Rich Leimbech, Carrollton Partners
Feb. 26: Finding Market Data Shana Gass, Cook Library
March 5: Sales 101 Plamen Peev, Dept. of Marketing
March 12: Focus Group Exercise Joan Kanner, Bottoms Up Bagels
March 26: Grant Funding, 1-2:30 p.m., 7800 York Road, Room 459 Ron Kaese, TEDCO
April 2: Marketing 101 Isabella Rodriguez
April 9: Protecting Your Ideas Hogan Lovells
April 16: Setting Up Your Business Hogan Lovells
April 23: Funding 101, 1-2:30 p.m., 7800 York Road, Room 459 Ron Kaese, TEDCO
April 30: Exit Strategies Andrew Rose, Director of Innovation, Strategy and Development MidAtlantic Farm Credit
May 7: Licensing Your Business Tylan Tschopp, Stanley Black & Decker
Pitch & Win
Dream it. Pitch it. Win cash and prizes!
Open to all students and all majors, these competitions are a low-risk way to build
on your ideas, practice presentation skills, meet influential business leaders and
entrepreneurs, as well as build confidence.
Spring 2019 Competitions
Tiger Cage Pitch Competition: April 2 & 9 Business Model Competition: May 13
Don't miss these other great opportunities to learn more about entrepreneurship and
Meet successful entrepreneurs, hear their stories, and learn what it takes to launch
a business at the weekly Entrepreneurship Unplugged speakers series.
Venture/CEO Club Meeting
Join the TU chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, a national entrepreneurial
organization for students #worldofopportunity. Meetings are Mondays from 5-6 p.m.
in the Launch Pad. All majors are welcome!
Suggest an Event
Interested in entrepreneurship but don't see an event that's right for you? Send us
your suggestions to launchpad AT_TOWSON.