EUG Launchpad

A program of onward eugene

Launching entrepreneurs from inception to acquisition.

EUG Launchpad is a 12-week live virtual program offered to a cohort of startup companies. The objective of the EUG Launchpad is to help founders avoid common pitfall and lay the ground work for scaling their business. Built on an educational model developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, EUG Launchpad helps entrepreneurs by providing them with a step-by-step method to develop their business model and their product ideas.

The economic losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating, resulting in the permanent closure of tens of thousands of small and large businesses, and corresponding loss of jobs.

A recent report from the Pew Research Center found that half of all adults who lost their job due to the virus are still unemployed. One piece of good news is that since the crisis began, Americans are starting new businesses at the fastest rate in more than a decade, taking advantage of pent-up demand and new opportunities created by the crisis. Historical data suggests that more than half of these new businesses will fail in five years, which is why entrepreneurial services such as the EUG Launchpad are crucial.

The program is supplemented with interviews of successful local founders who discuss their startup journey and lessons learned, as well with guest instructors with expertise in financial modeling; business structure, contract and intellectual property law; raising capital; and pitching to investors.  The Fall 2020 cohort is comprised of nine startup companies in a variety of traded sector industries, lead by Jeremy Green.

 

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