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The Enterprise Cayman "Launch Labs" incubator programme provides a springboard for seed and pre-seed start-ups who are ready to take their product or services to market and launch their new idea and next big thing! 

Successful start-ups will unlock opportunities to develop, test, modify and promote their innovations in collaboration with top executives and world-leading financial institutions from Cayman Enterprise City's comprehensive and innovative ecosystem.

Get pitch ready for angel investment!

Why take part?

Get Pitch Ready & Access Funding

During the 12 week intensive programme you will work with professionals to get your pitch ready for angel investment. At the end of the programme you will have access to our Enterprise Cayman Angel Investor Network of professional advisors, and funders. 

Join the Launch Labs Studios

As part of the programme you'll have access to the "Launch Labs Studios" co-working facilities at Cayman Enterprise City (CEC). Facilities include shared kitchens, co-work office space in central George Town, and access to professional meeting rooms.

Tap into the CEC Network

Join a vibrant community of like-minded entrepreneurs and network of global business professionals. Assess special events and exclusive networking opportunities. Our team will also support by making regular introductions to relevant industry partners.

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How do I apply? 

Complete the application form below. All applications will then be reviewed by our team. After this review process is complete you will be contacted by our team to let you know if your project qualifies.

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Application Deadline: 23 August 2022

What types of projects qualify? 

Internet, science, technology, media, commodities, derivatives, maritime, and aviation companies may qualify. Projects must be at the growth/start-up stage in their development.

What is included in the programme's Curriculum?

The Launch Labs incubator programme includes 24 sessions that will be taught on a weekly basis over 12 nights. Sessions begin 13 September 2022 and run for two hours on Tuesday evenings. Please note: attendance is mandatory to successfully pass the programme and qualify for investment review.

Teams will be required to develop their projects based on session instructions and guidance each week. Each team will be allocated a mentor that will help them develop their project and advise on the information taught during each session.

What are the costs involved? 

Our Launch Labs incubator programme is sponsored by Cayman Enterprise City and is free to all applicants.

Are there opportunities for funding? 

 

As soon as your application is successful, and you become part of the Enterprise Cayman Launch Labs programme, you'll join a diverse network of business professionals including funders, advisors, mentors, and fellow entrepreneurs. Our team will assist by making regular introductions to potential funders and new funding opportunities.

What is Cayman Enterprise City?

Cayman Enterprise City is home to a vibrant community and has attracted hundreds of innovators and entrepreneurs to establish a physical business presence in the jurisdiction. 

Cayman Enterprise City's technology focused special economic zone, Cayman Tech City, is home to the largest innovation ecosystem in the region and acts as a nucleus for early stage start-ups, growth stage start-ups, unicorns and big Tech firms to accelerate success.

As part of the Launch Labs initiative, you'll have access to the Cayman Enterprise City network. 

The Launch Labs Team

Meet our team of expert programme advisors, instructors and business mentors. Interested in getting involved? Email us.

Rodney Alison

Rodney Alison

Programme Advisor, Founder of Nurturely SEZC

David Strucke

David Strucke

Programme Advisor, CEO & Founder, Datastreamer SEZC

Polly Pickering

Polly Pickering

Programme Advisor, Managing Director at eShore Ltd and Director Exec at Digital Cayman

Charlie Kirkconnell

Charlie Kirkconnell

Programme Advisor, Director of Enterprise Cayman and Chief Executive Officer at Cayman Enterprise City

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Araceli García

Launch Labs Coordinator, Special Projects Coordinator at Cayman Enterprise City 

Programme Dates

  • 16 August 2022 - Information Session 6pm-7pm at the CEC "Innovation Room", 90 North Church Street. Email us to RSVP. 
  • 23 August 2022 - APPLICATION DEADLINE 
  • 6 September 2022 - Successful Candidates Notified 
  • 13 September - Onboarding* 6pm-7pm. Evaluating Start up Ideas, Launch Labs Session*, 7pm-8pm. Welcome Reception Rackam's 8pm-9pm.  
  •  20 September - How to Pitch Your Startup, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  • 27 September - How to plan an MVP/Lean & Agile, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  • 4 October - How to get started on your Launch Plan, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  • 11 October - Finding the right co-founder & forming partnerships, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  • 13 October - "Tech Talks" event (Optional Session), 5pm-7:30pm 
  • 18 October - Equity, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  • 25 October - Legal, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  • 1 November - Feasibility Test & Modelling in Excel, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  •  8 November - Building a team, leading, building culture, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  • 10 November - "Tech Talks" event (Optional Session), 5pm-7:30pm 
  • 15 November - Pitch Deck, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm 
  • 17 November 2022 - Pitch Auditions, Angel Network Night*, 6pm-8pm
  • 22 November - Storytelling & Presentation Skills, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  • 29 November - Raising Funds, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8pm
  • 24 November 2022 - Pitch Practice Session, Angel Network Night*, 6pm-8pm
  • 1 December 2022 - Angel Investor Pitch Night, 6pm-9pm (Invite Only) 

* All Launch Labs Sessions and Angel Network Nights are mandatory to attend in order to qualify for the "Angel Investor Pitch Night". 

Programme Partners