Innovation Launch Pad

The KSU Innovation Launch Pad (ILP) is a 6-session workshop modeled after the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program and supported by the KSU Office of Intellectual Property Development (OIPD).

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Workshop Sessions

Innovation Launch Pad looks to serve KSU as a sandbox assisting in customer discovery and preparing Faculty for opportunities like I -Corps and Georgia Research Alliance Funding.

Innovation Launch Pad’s 6-session workshop provides training and guidance to KSU faculty, staff, students, and community partners on the principles of lean start-up methodology and customer discovery to bring their business concepts to the consumer market. Followed by 6-months of asynchronous coaching, members are able to gain additional guidance and training.

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Program Eligibility

This program is open to Kennesaw State University faculty, staff, or students or nominees of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. Teams are required to be composed of an Entrepreneurial Lead, Technical Lead, and a Mentor. Mentors do not need to be affiliated with KSU, and teams will be assisted with the placement of mentors.

Open to Kennesaw State University faculty
A justifiable product/service ready for commercial consideration
Time to dedicate significant effort to customer discovery
A team with a minimum of 3 members with defined roles

Colin Ake

Director of Incubation and Commercialization