23May 2017

Program Premise UCF’s UpStarts Accelerator and Blackstone LaunchPad (programs of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership) recognize that graduating student startups need transitional community support so that their ventures can continue to grow post-graduation. Program Intro The nonprofit coworking space, Canvs, has partnered with UCF’s UpStarts Accelerator and Blackstone LaunchPad to provide a year of transitional […]

03Mar 2017

The Small Business Institute® (SBI®), the premier professional organization of small business / entrepreneurship educators and researchers involved in student analysis projects and dedicated to experiential learning and small business inquiry, announced on February 18, 2017 that two (2) student teams from the University of Central Florida’s College of Business were winners in its annual […]

20Feb 2017

Famed owner of O’Dang Hummus and Shark Tank Winner, Jesse Wolfe, is joining the CEL team as a Blackstone LaunchPad coach! Currently, Jesse and O’Dang Hummus are finalizing details on establishing new partnerships with investors. This “quiet period” has given Jesse the opportunity to give back to his Alma Mater by temporarily coaching current students with […]

20Jan 2017

Brandon Carpenter, a recent Student Fellow at the Blackstone LaunchPad at UCF and graduate of the UCF’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s UpStarts Accelerator Program, has been named to Forbes’ prestigious 30 under 30 in science listing. Forbes engages industry leaders and former 30-under-30 members each year to select noteworthy innovators and entrepreneurs who are making […]