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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!

Applications are now closed and we are no longer taking applications.

2023 Launch Labs Incubator Participants
  • CayFlex (STOC) - A platform for substitute teachers and schools by Sharice McLean, Deidre Garcia-Daniel, Maggie Ebanks, and Kirkpatrick Clarke (2023 Business Design Competition Winners)
  • Eennaj Tress -  Locally made, haircare products by Jannee Knight
  • Hire A Fractional - An online talent platform connecting startups with experienced fractional executives across business functions by Sue Mysko
  • Hyperlocal News – Using AI to revolutionize news delivery via custom podcasts by Dylan Jackson
  • Icon Global Innovations, SimCair Medical - Medically approved sleep surfaces and innovative new Wound Dressings to expedite wound healing by Patrick Noel Daly
  • Island Pet Co. - Locally made, sustainable fresh pet products by Steve Toms (2023 Business Design Competition Community Impact Award Winner)
  • Last Call Cocktails - Ready-to-drink bottled or canned cocktails using local ingredients by Marlon Alejandro Riera Tabares
  • MIMESURANCE – Cloud Solution Configuration by Adbner Almeida
  • Quick Quip - Pre-written replies helping to streamline communications by Aaron Santamaria (2023 Business Design Competition Innovation Award Winner)
  • Secret to Safety - Self-defense product for women by Lakeisha Mason (2022 Business Design Competition Creativity Award Winner & 2022 Launch Labs Attendee)
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The 3 Stages of the 15 Week Incubator

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 Angel Investor Pitch Night.

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)

* 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 Headshot

Jason Butcher

Instructor for how to Pitch your Start-Up: Pitching

Amy Hayward

Amy Hayward

Instructor for how to get Started on your Launch Plan: Traffic from Social

Mike Jenkins

Mike Jenkins

Instructor for Pitch Deck I & II

Rudolph Johnson

Rudolph Johnson

Instructor for how to Plan an MVP / Lean&Agile

Mark Minevich

Instructor for Finding the right co-founder & forming partnerships 

Bart Mozyrko

Bartosz Mozyrko

Instructor for Evaluating Start-Up Ideas 

Polly Pickering

Polly Pickering

Instructor for how to Pitch your Start-Up: Founder Expectations

Angelica S.

Instructor for Finding the right co-founder & forming partnerships 

Caine Smith

Caine Smith

Instructor for how to Get Started on your Launch Plan: Internet Marketing/Conversions

John Wensveen

Instructor for Steps for a Successful US Entry

Candace Westby

Candace Westby

Instructor for Legal: IP protection 

Aaron de Coteau

Aaron de Coteau

Instructor for Raising Funds: source of funding

Mike Ferrier

Mike Ferrier

Instructor for Storytelling and presentation skills

Kimberly Valliere

Kimberly Valliere

Instructor for Building a team, leading and building culture

Trevor McCabe

Trevor McCabe

Instructor for Raising Funds: SAFE’s

Buck Grizzel

Buck Grizzel

Instructor for Legal: the basics you need to know

Jonathan McLean

Jonathan McLean

Instructor for Legal: the basics you need to know

Why take part?

Get Pitch Ready & 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. 

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.

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 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 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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Launch Labs Incubator Alumni

2022 Launch Labs Incubator Alumni
  • BizHub by Danner Taylor, Valery Davis and Kirk Douglas, digitises companies in the service industry. Their first product, BizBot, is a platform where customers can book services and mitigate the pain of having to manually search for companies.
  • Open Canvas by Douglas Cameron, bridges the gap between physical and digital art through an online marketplace offering trendy NFT collectables and offering Cayman Islands traditional physical art with NFT certificates.
  • Mary Jane’s Flo by Diana Christian, helps women have painless periods and enjoy pleasurable sex through a supporting community and a cannabidiol-infused product line.
  • My Motion by Michael Garrett and Patt Evans, provides an alternative solution for helping people reduce back pain and future incapacities with the use of a sensor that integrates an algorithm and process (patent pending) created by the founder.
  • Presto by Dhalia Dames, is an on-demand laundry service designed to meet the needs of busy professionals.
  • Signal Research by Kevin Miller, solves the human error in trading financial markets by using a software that properly trades the markets and provides first bar entry and last bar exit for the financial markets.
  • VISXA by Mohamed Aboshanab, is a platform that helps global citizens gain residency and citizenships worldwide using state-of-the-art technologies and helping them pay fewer taxes or no taxes at all.