U of M Revamps ‘Discovery Launchpad’ Incubator Program

29 Apr 2021

Workforce, News

The University of Minnesota this week announced that it’s opening up its “Discovery Launchpad” incubator program to startups across the state.

Until now, the program was reserved only for startups commercializing technology based on U of M research. But with support from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the U is broadening the program’s eligibility to any startup based in Minnesota. The university first launched the program in early 2019.

Now known as “Discovery Launchpad MN,” the program provides one-on-one coaching and business development tips for startups. Advisers also help startups with marketing and sales plans. Depending on a startup’s needs, the program lasts between eight and 10 weeks.

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