The Launchpad Philosopy

We are driven by the philosophy that customers scale businesses and as such we provide infrastructure and support to enable entrepreneurs to explore how to deliver value to customers in a profitable way and empower them to execute repeatable and scalable business models.

An entrepreneurial ecosystem partnership between the City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, and William & Mary

The Launchpad Philosopy

We are driven by the philosophy that customers scale businesses and as such we provide infrastructure and support to enable entrepreneurs to explore how to deliver value to customers in a profitable way and empower them to execute repeatable and scalable business models.

An entrepreneurial ecosystem partnership between the City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, and William & Mary

Be a part of what Launchpad is doing.

Work and learn with other entrepreneurs in the Entrepreneurship Hub at William & Mary. Gain access to meeting space, programs, mentors, and other resources dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs looking to start, expand, and grow in Greater Williamsburg.

What does Launchpad offer?

Members: Gain access to a network of mentors, industry experts, faculty and students to help guide and support your company as you grow.

Mentors: Contribute to the Greater Williamsburg entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Community: Gain access to educational programs that contribute to the economic prosperity of our region.

Students: Gain experience working alongside startups and making connections to industry.

Faculty and Staff: Find industrial partners and make your projects more marketable.

 

What are the benefits of being a part of Launchpad?

  • Connection to a wide variety of mentors
  • Interaction with industry partners and investors
  • SBIR/STTR and other commercialization proposal writing support
  • Business model development support
  • Workshops and one-on-one training sessions
  • Network of entrepreneurial-minded mentors, industry experts, faculty, students and staff

Launchpad Membership

Are you an entrepreneur?

Are you looking to start or expand a business in the Greater Williamsburg region?

Whether you need a private office for full-time work or are looking to join a community of entrepreneurs, Launchpad gives you the tools to commercialize products and services that provide value to customers.

Through Launchpad’s educational programs, you will learn best practices to find and execute repeatable and scalable business models.

By working alongside other entrepreneurs you will learn from each other and share the experience of entrepreneurship.

Through Launchpad’s mentor network, you will receive specific and actionable guidance to help you focus on customers so that you can build and grow your company.

Community

$100/month

All Entrepreneurs, Access to Meeting Rooms

  • 8 hours/month access to conference rooms in Entrepreneurship Hub
  • Access to Entrepreneurship Hub events, educational programs, and mentor network
  • Locker space

Hot Desk

$250/month

Multiple Entrepreneurs, Shared Office, Shared Desk, Different Time Periods

  • Community Member benefits
  • 40 hours/month access to shared desk
    Don’t need a private office? Want to work full time alongside other entrepreneurs?

Co-Worker 

$350/month

Multiple Entrepreneurs, Shared Office, Private Desk

  • Access to Entrepreneurship Hub events, educational programs, and mentor network
  • Access to conference rooms
  • Shared, secure office with private desk

Full Time

$450-650/month

Private Office / Private Desk

  • Access to Entrepreneurship Hub events, educational programs, and mentor network
  • Access to conference rooms
  • Private, secure office with desk
  • Membership payment scales as you scale

Membership Application

Be sure to check out the Launchpad 2020 Info Sheet, or contact Rachel Frazier at rmfrazier@wm.edu with questions related to membership.