Launchpad Logo Launchpad@Stevens is a 12-month program that provides Stevens students with the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship and innovation by working with real-world entrepreneurs in building new technology-based businesses.

Launchpad@Stevens kicks off in the spring semester each year with a preparatory meeting where students learn how to identify ideas with potential commercial viability and the steps involved in building a startup. Working with Launchpad@Stevens Director, Dr. Mukundan Iyengar or entrepreneurs from the community, they create teams to implement their business idea and create a viable business.

Mukundan Iyengar

Mukundan Iyengar, Launchpad Director

Launchpad@Stevens is directed by electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Mukundan Iyengar, an Edison Patent Award winner and Founding-Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Stevens Venture Center. 

Preparing For Success

To date, student-led startup companies founded within the Launchpad@Stevens program have a combined valuation of $36 Million, including:

  • iUbble founded by Kevin Barresi as a junior at Stevens, was dedicated to creating a better search engine. With guidance from seasoned fintech business entrepreneur Jim Tousignant, iUbble pivoted and focused on building a Wall Street-centric search and analytics platform. iUbble was acquired by 

    FinTech Studios

     and Barresi now serves as chief technology officer of that fast-growing company.

  • DataMinded Solutions founded by Justin Williams and Nishant Panchal sophomores at Stevens, was developing a patient diabetes management portal. Through intensive customer discovery, the team pivoted to developing a unique suite of software and digital tools that provide a vision and implementation path for integrated healthcare delivery systems. Rebranded as Noteworth, the company is headquartered in Hoboken and continues its strong growth five years after its beginnings.

  • Savizar was started by Dillon Uzar, Alex Sabella and Sarah Vitkus. In the course of developing a patent search engine tool, they realized that they had developed a database storage engine that provides unprecedented data analytics speed using a fraction of the hardware typically required. They discovered that their storage engine was faster and performed better than anything they had ever used – and not just on patents. Rebranded as DexterityDB, the company plans to launch its product to big data users in the first quarter of 2019.

Apply to Launchpad@Stevens

Are you a Stevens student inspired by these great success stories? Do you want to get involved with Launchpad@Stevens? Apply below.