UofL bootcamp helps innovators test ideas and launch companies

By University of Louisville for KY Inno

What’s your big idea? The University of Louisville’s eight-week LaunchIt innovation bootcamp could help make it a reality.

The program helps aspiring entrepreneurs and corporate innovators test their ideas or products in the real world to see if they have what it takes. Students learn about customer discovery, validation, marketing and other considerations when preparing to launch their new product, initiative or service.

The program is led by Tendai Charasika and Alice Shade, seasoned Louisville founders who also serve as entrepreneurs in residence (EIRs) through the UofL Office of Research and Innovation. The EIRs, supported by Amplify Louisville, use their experience to further technologies and startups, including as coaches in the LaunchIt program.

Charasika and Shade answered a few questions about the LaunchIt program and how it can help innovators validate and, well, launch their great ideas.

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