Launch Sponsors

The Launch Program wouldn’t be possible without the support of an incredible group of sponsors and community members. Thank you for making Launch a reality!



WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business with a particular focus on helping startups thrive.


National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." To that mission, the NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. 

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Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences and gives everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital products.


Javelin Venture partners

Javelin Venture Partners was founded by former entrepreneurs with a first-hand appreciation of what it takes to develop a company from concept to thriving enterprise. We invest in early-stage tech companies with incredible potential, managed by teams of energetic, trustworthy and capable leaders. Key focus areas include cloud, big data, enterprise software, SaaS, e-commerce, mobile, health/wellness and digital media.

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Perkins Coie

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,000 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.



KPMG member firms operate in 153 countries, collectively employing more than 207,000 people, serving the needs of business, governments, public-sector agencies, not-for-profits and through member firms' audit and assurance practices, the capital markets. KPMG is committed to quality and service excellence in all that we do, bringing our best to clients and earning the public's trust through our actions and behaviors both professionally and personally.



Think+ is an early stage venture firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs and helps them with guidance, support and proprietary research. Investments target the disruption of legacy systems and large markets with a focus on design, accessibility and platform efficiency.


Friends of Launch

Friends of Launch include both organizations and individuals that contribute special skills and resources to the Launch program, and it wouldn’t be the same without you!

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