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Key Dates

Keep track of deadlines, links and files that are part of the ELF process.


March 22, 2024

Student and Alumni Applications Due

Dominican University has created an Entrepreneurs LaunchPad Fund (ELF) to help underserved student entrepreneurs launch new businesses by assisting in funding startup costs either through debt financing or reimbursement grants. Class of 2023 to current students may apply.

March 29, 2024

Business Executive
Overview Due

Business Executive Summary (2-3 pages) that includes:

  • Problem/Need Being Addressed

  • Target Customer Audience

  • Proposed Solution/Products/Services

  • Basic Operational Overview & Flow

  • 3 Year Financial Summary

  • Key Performance Indicators & Metrics

  • Amount Requested and Proposed Usage

Please email your completed summary to Tabitha Mucci at as a PDF attachment. 

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April 18, 2024

Final Presentation Due

Finalists will be announced on April 5, 2024.

If selected to be one of five Finalists, you will need to prepare a full presentation (template will be provided) and an updated Business Executive Summary. Must be submitted by April 18, 2024.

April 25, 2024

Launchpad 2024 Pitch

Dominican University, Springer Suite

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Students will present their businesses to the Investment Committee (10 minutes plus 5 minutes of Q&A per presentation). All Pitches & Business Plans are reviewed by a Mentor and the Investment Committee makes investment recommendations.

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