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2024 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 2025?


Launchpad 2024 Results


Imani Origins

Awarded $10,000

Imani Origins is a haircare brand whose mission is to provide natural and affordable hair care. The featured product is Hair Sauce, an all-natural, nourishing cleanser for all hair types featuring key ingredients of rosemary, African black soap, and avocado oil. With the funding, they will be expanding product offerings.


Silva Sky Digital Solutions

Awarded $5,000

Silva Sky Digital Solutions is a digital marketing service that offers website and social media offerings. They strive to be the catalyst for their client's success by customizing services to meet their specific needs and enabling them to thrive and differentiate themselves in a competitive market.



Awarded $2,500

Radiance sells beaded bags made with Nigerian crystals in various styles, sizes, and colors. The mission is to promote Nigerian culture and support the local community in Nigeria.

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Just In Kase Vending Co.

Awarded $2,500

Just in Kase offers a modern vending machine solution for women's restrooms, providing essential hygiene products, pain relief medicine, and personal care items.


Thank God for

Raw & Vegan Treats

Awarded $2,500

Thank God 4 Raw Vegan Treats offers vegan and plant-based treats. They aim to support students in the culinary arts and promote nutrition education in Chicagoland communities.

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