In the Press!
"Pelton thinks big and believes liberal arts students can make it in a capitalist society, which is why Emerson Launch was recently started to provide aspiring student entrepreneurs with mentors, office space, and funding."
— Boston Magazine
“Emerson College has a unique and strong focus on communication, collaboration, and innovation [and] Emerson Launch forwards these concepts into practice.”
— Berkeley Beacon
"Another option for those who prefer agility to academic credit is the Emerson Accelerator, a streamlined two-year program that provides professional space, expert advice, and seed money to student startups. The Fall 2015 cohort included bistara, a freelance marketplace for college students and a perfect example of Emerson’s unique brand of creative meets cash flow."
"The two-year program launched in the spring of 2014. Students pitch their ideas to an Executive Board made up of three alumni, a mix of entrepreneurs and VC’s. Once admitted, they’re given workspace, funding, mentorship and the ability to establish their businesses well before they graduate, but startups must re-apply to qualify for the second year. It’s the fail fast model – ensuring entrepreneurs are progressing and allowing for a revamp of plans if necessary."
"Emerson is not a technical institute. It's more, as we know, arts and communication. It's creative. That's where we see innovation going."
— Your Magazine Emerson
"At Emerson I learned a lot from the faculty about technology and collaboration," says Tripp. "Emerson taught me about film, but I needed to learn about the market."
"Emerson Launch participants and alums are building an online marketplace for college freelancers, creating low-cost repair kits for walking canes for the blind, and producing and marketing a traditional Mexican drink."
— Boston Globe