Bearcat LaunchPad

Bearcat Launch Pad logo with "The nation's first student-led Business Accelerator at the University of Cincinnati" tagline

Bearcat LaunchPad is the nation's first student-led business accelerator which operates out of the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. Admission is competitive with applications being accepted each fall.

We help UC students take their individual skill sets and apply them to an idea that is carefully crafted into a viable business plan.

Through the course of one year, students learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and receive advice and mentorship from the nation's brightest leaders in the industry.

Companies compete at the end of the program in the annual Demo Day to compete for prize money and media attention.


Bearcat Launchpad is led by a talented and high-energy group of elected student leaders.

President: Liam Stojanovic,, 513-293-6168
Vice President: Elisabeth Bruesewitz,, 513-203-1730
Operations Manager: Kaitlyn Humbert,, 513-560-0678
Finance Manager: Kirran Magowan,

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