Launchpad members share a common sense of curiosity about new technologies, an enthusiasm for entrepreneurship & an appreciation for the value of sharing their knowledge with up-and-coming founders.
— Jodi Collier, Launchpad Executive Director

How We Work

Launchpad places great value on active participation, continuing education and a streamlined deal evaluation process. We provide a platform for dynamic angels to invest their time, expertise and financial resources in promising opportunities, and strive to create a sense of camaraderie both within the membership and the greater startup ecosystem.

Our members devote a meaningful number of hours every month to Launchpad activities in addition to serving as ambassadors in the startup community.

Types of activities

Training Classes - 20+ educational programs each year covering angel investing topics from investing trends and emerging technologies to practical topics such as angel term sheets, balanced investment portfolios and due diligence

Main Forum - a formal monthly pitch event featuring up to three companies hosted in both downtown and suburban Boston

Catalyst - a casual short-form pitch event introducing about a dozen early-stage startups with an emphasis on networking and relationship building

Scouting Meetings - a small group of members with relevant expertise vet potential companies for the Main Forum; scouting teams are formed by the Launchpad leadership team

Deep Dive Meetings - members with interest in a company coming out of the Main Forum volunteer to further evaluate the company to determine whether or not to move forward to due diligence

Due Diligence - small groups of Launchpad members take on the responsibility of evaluating a company’s investment potential

Follow-on Forums - an opportunity to receive updates from existing portfolio companies and potentially invest in follow-on rounds

Annual Portfolio Summit - a two-day event featuring live updates from 40+ Launchpad portfolio companies

Summer Social - a social event geared toward getting to know fellow members and portfolio company founders outside of the formal pitch environment