Innovation Launchpad is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and start-up companies, of all types, start and grow their businesses. Our staff is not only trained in modern startup practices, but we have experts in space systems engineering and other types of engineering as well. Our Engineer in Residence Bob Twiggs is the inventor of the cube-sat and serial entrepreneur. Our strategic partnership with the MSU Space Science Center allows for many other space and engineering mentors. Don’t let the science scare you, every type of business is welcome and needed to make this community strong and diverse.
Need to know what category you fall in?
Entrepreneur – a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
Startup Company – is a temporary organization built to search for the answers to what makes a repeatable and scaleable business model, that will eventually result in rapid growth and need for venture capital or buy-out by a larger company.
Small Business Entrepreneurship – A business that aspires to pay the owners well, make profit and possibly hire a few employees, but always remaining a small business. This business makes up 99.7% of all business in the US and are often service oriented businesses.
Social Entrepreneurship – Innovative nonprofits that aspire to change the world. This business is scalable and repeatable, but they seek solutions rather than profits.