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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 institutions from Cayman Enterprise City's comprehensive and innovative ecosystem.

Get pitch ready for angel investment!

2023 Launch Labs Incubator Participants

CayFlex (STOC)

Lowering teacher burnout while raising teaching standards by connecting schools with qualified substitute teachers.
By Sharice McLean, Deidre Garcia-Daniel, Maggie Ebanks, and Kirkpatrick Clarke (2023 Business Design Competition Winners)

Hire a Fractional

A specialist marketplace that connects struggling small business with affordable fractional talent.

By Sue Mysko

Hyperlocal News

Hyperlocal solves the challenges of staying informed, streaming personalized news podcasts that keep you connected to your local community.

By Dylan Jackson

Island Pet Co.

Personalized Pet Nutrition Delivered Fresh to Your Doorstep.

By Steve Toms (2023 Business Design Competition Community Impact Award Winner)


Reduce risk of a security breach by automatically finding and fixing configuration issues with Mimesurance.

By Abner Almeida

Quick Quip

Boost your Support team’s efficiency – store and access common responses on any platform.

By Aaron Santamaria (2023 Business Design Competition Innovation Award Winner)

Secret to Safety

An instinctive self-defense glove for women who feel unsafe while running.

By Lakeisha Mason (2022 Business Design Competition Creativity Award Winner)

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15 Weeks. 3 Modules.

Weeks 1 to 5

Validate your problem and solution.

Weeks 6 to 9

Build and validate your "go to market" strategy.

Weeks 10 to 15

Build and validate your business model and pitch.

Programme Dates

  • Saturday, 1 April 2023 - Application Available Online
    Applications are now closed and we are no longer taking applications.
    Read the Official Rules
  • Tuesday, 11 July 2023 - Information Session 6pm-7pm (Innovation Room)
  • Tuesday, 1 August 2023 - Application Deadline
  • Thursday, 10 August 2023 - Successful Candidates Notified by Email
  • (WEEK 1) Tuesday, 29 August 2023 – Onboarding, Overview & Expectations* 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Innovation Room at Strathvale House. Welcome Reception & Networking Event 7:00pm-8pm
  • (WEEK 2) Tuesday, 5 September 2023 – Product Development & Testing, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, 7 September 2023 - “Tech Talks” event (Optional Session), 5:30pm-7:30pm  
  • (WEEK 3) Tuesday, 12 September 2023 – LEAN Product Development & Start up, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 4) Tuesday, 19 September 2023 – Co-founders and Identifying Your Strengths and Weaknesses, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 5) Tuesday, 26 September 2023 – Presentation Night, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 6) Tuesday, 3 October 2023 -Persona/Competitors/Niche/Positioning/Messaging, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, 5 October 2023 – “Tech Talks” event (Optional Session), 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • (WEEK 7) Tuesday, 10 October 2023 – Funnel/Traffic Building/First 1K Launch Strategy, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 8) Tuesday, 17 October 2023 – A) Finding Contracts/Building an Early Stage Team, B) IP Protection/Trademarks/Patents/Copyright, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 9) Tuesday, 24 October 2023 – Story Telling/Public Speaking
  • (WEEK 10) Tuesday, 31 October 2023 – Presentation Night, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, 2 November 2023 - "Tech Talks" event (Optional Session), 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • (WEEK 11) Tuesday, 7 November 2023 – Revenue Model/Pricing & Price Testing Using LEAN, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 12) Tuesday, 14 November 2023 – Financial Model (SAAS version including KPI’s)/Use of Funds Summary, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 13) Tuesday, 21 November 2023 – SAFEs/Equity/Valuation, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 14) Tuesday 28 November 2023 – Presentation Night, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 14) Thursday, 30 November 2023 – Pitch Practice, Launch Labs Session*, 6pm-8:30pm
  • (WEEK 15) Tuesday, 5 December 2023 – Angel Investor Pitch Night 6pm-9pm (Invite Only)
  • Tuesday, 12 December 2023 - Launch Labs Alumni Event & Networking at GT Outpost, 6pm-8pm

* All Launch Labs Sessions, Team Presentations and Critiques, and Pitch Practice Sessions are mandatory to attend in order to qualify for the "Angel Investor Pitch Night". 

Launch Labs Incubator Team

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

Rodney Alison

Advisor to Enterprise Cayman & Launch Labs Programme Director, Founder of Nurturely SEZC

David Strucke

Advisor to Enterprise Cayman & Launch Labs Programme Director, CEO & Founder, Datastreamer SEZC

Polly Pickering

Launch Labs Committee Member, Managing Director at eShore Ltd and Director Exec at Digital Cayman

Charlie Kirkconnell

Director of Enterprise Cayman & Chief Executive Officer at Cayman Enterprise City

Alyssa Manderson

Programme & Events Coordinator at Enterprise Cayman

Programme Instructors

Jason Butcher

Instructor for how to Pitch your Start-Up: Pitching, and Chief  Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Cayman Islands Centre for Business Development

Mike Jenkins

Instructor for Pitch Deck I & II, and Associate at First Ascent Ventures

Rudolph Johnson

Instructor for how to Plan an MVP / Lean & Agile, and Managing Director/

Mark Minevich

Instructor for Finding the right co-founder & forming partnerships, and President/General Partner at Global Going Ventures

Bartosz Mozyrko

Instructor for Evaluating Start-Up Ideas, and Senior Product Manager at GoDaddy

Polly Pickering

Instructor for how to Pitch your Start-Up: Founder Expectations, and Managing Director at eShore Ltd

Angelica S.

Instructor for Finding the right co-founder & forming partnerships, and Chief Executive Office of  Sirotin Ventures

Caine Smith

Instructor for how to Get Started on your Launch Plan: Internet Marketing/Conversions, and Founder/Managing Director at AirVu Media

John Wensveen

Instructor for Steps for a Successful US Entry, and President & CEO at Airline Visions

Candace Westby

Instructor for Legal: IP protection, and  

Aaron de Coteau

Instructor for Raising Funds: source of funding, and Founder/CEO at Med On Spot Global Technologies SEZC

Mike Ferrier

Instructor for Storytelling and presentation skills, and Director

Kimberly Valliere

Instructor for Building a team, leading and building culture, and

Trevor McCabe

Instructor for Raising Funds: SAFE’s, and Senior Associate at Carey Olsen

Buck Grizzel

Instructor for Legal: the basics you need to know, and Head of Local Legal Services at Stuarts Humphries

Jonathan McLean

Instructor for Legal: the basics you need to know, and Partner at Stuarts Humphries

Why take part?

Get pitch ready and access funding. During the 15 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.

Access resources. 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 spaces, and access to professional meeting rooms.

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


How do I apply? 

The Launch Labs Incubator programme is open for applications between 1 April 2023 and 1 August 2023. All applications will be reviewed by our team of programme advisors. Successful candidates will be notified by email 8 August 2023. 

  • Read the Official Rules
  • Applications are now closed and we are no longer taking applications.


What types of projects qualify? 

Anyone with a valid business idea may apply. 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 14 nights. Sessions run for two hours on Tuesday evenings and lead up to a "Angel Investor Pitch Night" event. Please note: attendance is mandatory to successfully pass the programme and qualify for investment review.

Each team will be allocated a mentor that will help to advise and suggest further avenues for support as projects develop. 

What are the costs involved? 

Our Launch Labs Incubator programme is sponsored by Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) and is free to all applicants.

We put founders' interests first.

  • We don't ask for a % of your company. 
  • We don't charge any fees. 
  • We don't tell you what to do. We only offer advice. 

Are there opportunities for funding? 


As soon as your application is successful, and you become part of the Enterprise Cayman Launch Labs Incubator 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 Incubator initiative, you'll have access to the Cayman Enterprise City network. 

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Launched in 2022, the 15-week intensive programme allows entrepreneurs to work with professionals, in order to get pitch ready for angel investment.

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