The Community Launchpad

Modern day barn-raising

The "CoLaunchpad" is a network of individuals, parents and professionals, working together to build and grow enterprises in a way that serves our communities, our families, and ourselves. Located in downtown Palo Alto, the UnaMesa Association for Community Engagement serves as the home base for the Colaunchpad.

Community Collage

Power of a circle of women

Innovation and Parenting

Each week have a check-in session hosted by community members on alternating Wed evenings and Thur mornings that provide a structured way to come together, tell our stories, strengthen our community and support each other. Details

Wed Sept 7, 7pm
Thur Sept 15, 8:30am
654 Gilman
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Launch Lunches

Two Fridays a month we hold a potluck lunch. Breaking bread together provides the time and space necessary to share challenges in a safe setting and help each other overcome barriers.

Fri Sept 9, 12-2
654 Gilman
Palo Alto, CA 94301
market picture

Community Conversations

One Saturday a month we engage the broader community in dialogue at the intersection of entrepreneurship and parenting. Situated next to the downtown Farmer's market we invite folks to sit, eat, and share a moment of reflection.

Sat Sept 17, 9-12
654 Gilman
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Special Event

Claudine (Cici) Woo, PhD MPH
Wed Sept 21, 2016 7pm (Dinner @6:30)
CoLaunchpad 654 Gilman St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Chew on this Storytelling

Cici Woo is a scientist, storyteller, and startup advisor. She became a storyteller to share the story of her mother's mental health challenges, and to help raise awareness of available resources. After discovering the power of story, she began leading storytelling workshops for organizations and entrepreneurs. In July 2015 she was an invited speaker for the American Express and Ogilvy & Mather’s first joint event for their women in leadership networks on “Turning Inspiration to Action.” She is the creator, host and producer of “Chew On This Storytelling,” a show in which people share true personal stories about the creative and entrepreneurial journey. When not advising startups, she plays with her 7 year-old son and rediscovers wonder and joy.