Lean LaunchPad

The most hands-on class of your entire MBA career.

“A rare opportunity for real-world experience with none of the risk.”

It's a well-known fact that engineers are great at inventing new technology, but not the best at creating companies. On the other hand, business students need a product to determine a product-market fit and develop validated business models. 

Students in the Lean LaunchPad course understand firsthand the intensive, real-life process of bringing innovative technologies to market. In a “flipped classroom,” students focus on customer responses to determine a market fit for their product, and explore the opportunity for their own technology spin-off. Student teams aim to conduct 100+ interviews with potential customers throughout the semester. They will also receive guidance from an executive network of more than 30 CEOs, business leaders, and content experts.

For this course, Loyola has developed partnerships with NASA and the NSA.

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Student Feedback

“I think every student should take this class.”

“I learned more from this class than from the whole MBA program.”

“I learned a lot and was able to make some stellar business relationships.  Critical to balance availability and expertise.”

“This course expanded my network and taught me more about start-ups than any class at Loyola.  I felt challenged, personally and professionally.  Great experience, but not for the faint of heart.”


Learn More

For more information about the course, email us at innovate@loyno.edu.