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Launching Entrepreneurs: UCF Blackstone LaunchPad Program

The nationally-acclaimed Blackstone LaunchPad program provides students with a network of venture coaches and entrepreneurial support to transform ideas into viable companies. The program is open to all UCF students, regardless of age or field of study. It is made possible by a $1.4 million grant by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

UCF is the 10th school in the country to launch the program, and the second in Florida.

Read about success stories from the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science. (coming soon)

Visit the UCF Blackstone LaunchPad website.

Faculty Innovation = Enterprising Ventures

Read about the innovations by CECS faculty and the businesses that they launched.

Computer Science Professor Charles Hughes and UCF’s Award-Winning Classroom Simulator

From Innovation to Realization: UCF Incubation Program

The UCF Business Incubation program facilitates smarter, faster start-up and growth of emerging companies so they will become financially successful, high-growth companies in the community.

At eight sites throughout the central Florida region, clients receive an array of business development services and resources to help accelerate growth. Visit the UCF Incubation Program website for more information: