Do you want to launch a new venture? Got a "killer idea" that you've been toying with over the last few months, and want to see whether you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Then drop by Launchpad's Product/Market Fit Assessment Lab (office hours) at the d.school! Launchpad's professors will be on-hand to chat with Stanford students and the public.
That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student and you don't need an appointment! It's a drop-in opportunity for potential founders to quickly determine whether they have an idea worth pursuing further.
September 26, 2017—March 27, 2018 (closed 3/20 and 3/27)
April 5, 2018-June 7, 2018
Most labs are hosted in the Bay Studio, 2nd floor of the d.school (Get directions)
4/19 lab will be hosted in Studio 1, 2nd floor
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!
Some noteworthy alums of the class include:
For engineers: Fellow Brewing, Stower
For CS: Focal Systems, DeepLook, Boom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)
Law: Ravel Law
The professors of this class, Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley, host this lab in part to meet and assist prospective students but also to help founders navigate early obstacles and answer questions without the burden of a class, grades, or any greater commitment beyond a quick conversation.
Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information.