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2023 Results

Each year The Entrepreneurship Launchpad Fund (ELF) awards participants for their hard work on pitch day. Each company is judged based on, but not limited to:

  • Clarity and completeness

  • Compelling fulfillment of business and/or community needs

  • Probability of success

  • Alignment of Dominican values and mission 

Interested in applying for 2024?

Launchpad 2023 Results

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Kafunya Consulting LLC

Awarded $10,000

Kafunya Consulting exists to help businesses by providing a host of business management and web development services for them to remain competitive in the e-commerce space. Large focus on minority owned firms and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Home Improvement Discount

Awarded $5,000

Home Improvement Discount is a family-owned and operated home goods company. By capitalizing on high-quality and low-risk liquidation auctions and premium retailer pallets, we are able to provide our customers with an opportunity to upgrade their homes or business at the best prices available. 

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Britos Jewelry

Awarded $2,500

Britos Jewelry is a family owned and operated small business since 2015. They sell a wide variety of gift and custom jewelry including necklaces, pendants, and other gold and silver items.

Awarded $2,500 works to revolutionize the way project managers create project requirements documents. By leveraging the latest AI technology and industry-leading templates, we empower project managers to streamline their workflows, save time, and improve project outcomes.​

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Awarded $2,500

H2Grow sells aquaponic systems for the purposes of promoting and empowering sustainable practices and food production. Hoping to solve the issue of food deserts across the globe and teaching and developing the next generation of sustainable living.

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