The University of Central Florida and Sen. Marco Rubio are bringing new meaning to achieving goals with the help of private equity Blackstone.
It’s a new program called LaunchPad that will promote entrepreneurship.
The announcement to commit almost $1.5 million to foster entrepreneurship amongst Florida’s next generation was made Monday morning.
UCF students looked on and others used iPhones to record the new partnership between UCF and the University of Miami to give students a network of coaches and support to turn ideas into jobs.
That’s something Rubio said this generation needs.
“What this center is going to do is help people that have ideas but maybe don’t have access to a lot of money or expertise to take those ideas and make them reality. I’m excited about this partnership and I’m glad that it’s happening here in Florida,” Rubio said.
The program is available to all of UCF’s 60,000 students, regardless of major, over the next five years.