LaunchPlan: Cornell Students Have an Advantage Creating Businesses in the Classroom

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Cornell Integrates New Business Plan Platform, LaunchPlan, into Business School Curriculum - Discovers Many Advantages For Students and Professors

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LaunchPlan - Building Better Businesses in the Classroom

The result was a more integrated approach to guiding my students through the business plan.

In this economy with its continued soft job market, college students need every advantage they can get. Cornell University is boosting its students’ future value by helping them create more effective business plans. Utilizing the platform, Cornell's students can focus their efforts on the key factors in creating high-level business plans. LaunchPlan creates a richer learning experience for the students while allowing a professor, and additional mentors, to have access into each business idea. In the end, this all leads to a constant flow of feedback and progression for the students' business.

Professor Deborah Streeter at Cornell University praises the platform's ability to help students use their time efficiently: "LaunchPlan allows the teams to spend more time doing research and writing." She has also experienced first-hand the benefits of integrating her own curriculum into the platform: "The result was a more integrated approach to guiding my students through the business plan." And while for many students the toughest part is building complicated financial formulas and spreadsheets, not so in LaunchPlan, as professor Streeter says: "LaunchPlan's assistance for putting together financials was invaluable."

Deborah Streeter and other professors using LaunchPlan have found that it significantly improves the quality of students' plans, allows professors, peers, mentors and outside stakeholders the ability to be involved and contribute, and really shines in aiding evaluation of individual student contribution.

And Cornell is not alone, as is being used in over 30 top-tier universities around the world such as the Baylor University, Northeastern University, University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, Carnegie Mellon - Qatar, and the University of Houston, which is ranked the #1 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the U.S. by The Princeton Review. The challenges all these schools face include making efficient use of students' and professors' time, ensuring curriculum is the highest-level possible, and helping students parlay their education into success in the world, and this emerging platform speaks to all three.

LaunchPlan is an online, customizable and collaborative, business planning platform built specifically for universities. LaunchPlan's technology is improving the quantity and quality of business ideas that are being built out of entrepreneurship programs across the world.

If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Ray Di Nizo, please call (908) 230-2368 or email Ray at ray(at)launchplan(dot)com. Read more about LaunchPlan here on their website:

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