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What Is Blackstone LaunchPad @ UC Davis

Complement. Catalyze. Convene.

The Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is thrilled to collaborate with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to bring the latest in entrepreneurship skill building and resources to UC Davis students.

Blackstone LaunchPad programming complements existing UC Davis programming in innovation and entrepreneurship, allowing us to expand our offerings and better serve students. The LaunchPad network connection catalyzes students and new ventures to move forward with access to mentors and professional development opportunities. With LaunchPad funding support, the institute is better able to convene a diversity of people and resources to support Aggie innovators.

This broad partnership with the University of California system extends to nine campuses: UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz. For a complete list of the worldwide LaunchPad campus network, click here.

The Blackstone LaunchPad partnership believes in investing in student innovation, with a focus on diversity and community. Our shared commitment to building the entrepreneurial mindset fuels our partnership to serve the UC Davis community.