Blackstone LaunchPad

Welcome to Blackstone LaunchPad

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Students and alumni at Lorain County Community College now have free access to business support through the acclaimed entrepreneurship model of the Blackstone LaunchPad.
The Blackstone LaunchPad helps members move their idea for a business or product from conception to reality. The services are available for all students and alumni, regardless of their area of study.

Getting Started   

Interested students and alumni can get started by creating a personal profile at The online forum provides access to free consulting and other resources.

To register in person, visit Blackstone LaunchPad at LCCC in the Bass Library, Room 114 or contact Janice Lapina, program manager, at or (440) 366-4900.

Networking Events  

FEBE3:  Fostering Entrepreneurial Business Education

Blackstone LaunchPad, GLIDE and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offer a free networking group every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., in LCCC's Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center beginning July 10, 2013. The group is open to all and will include a presentation from a local resource. Participants will have an opportunity to meet with other entrepreneurs and network with other students and alumni.

Dunkin Donuts will provide free coffee.

Click here to learn more and to register.



October is Manufacturing Month

This series of activities for high school students through adults showcases the importance of manufacturing in Lorain County.

Events include:
  • OH Makes@LCCC Conference
  • Think Manufacturing Student Expo
  • Mechatronics Information Session
  • "What Makes What in Lorain County
Click here for a complete list of events. 

Canvas Has Replaced ANGEL

Click here to learn more.   

Earn College Credit for Your Experience

Your professional, military or volunteer experience in an applied area may make you eligible to receive college credit. Click here to learn more.   


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Click here to learn more.  

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014, spring 2015, or fall 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge.