Blackstone Launchpad at BW

No matter what you choose for a major, the groundbreaking BW Blackstone LaunchPad program is here to support your idea for a new business or nonprofit. Thousands of college students start businesses every year. The next successful entrepreneur could be you! All it takes is a customer with a problem – and your solution.

Blackstone LaunchPad services are free and available to all students and alumni. By connecting you with mentors, experts and resources, the program provides the advice, counsel and network necessary to get ideas off the ground.

Ways to get Involved

Workshops – Attend one or more of our regular, free workshops (with free pizza!) on Thursdays at 5:30 pm in the Quarry Room on the lower level of the Strosacker Hall student union.

Idea Contest – Be on the lookout for the annual "Start Something BW" Idea Contest which offers a chance to win more than $1,000 in prizes.

Website – Contact us through our website. Click "Get Started Now" at today.

Stop in or Call –The BW Blackstone LaunchPad office is located on the lower level of the Strosacker Hall student union, between the Bookstore and the Quarry Room. For additional information, please contact Blackstone LaunchPad's director, Mike Nock, at or (440) 826-2472.