Resources for Small Businesses

Table and chairs in the Launchpad.
Tables and chairs with monitors on the walls and podium at front.
Reserve Launchpad

Meetings and Events in Style

We are excited to introduce our new Room Reservation Form, a user-friendly tool that allows community members to easily book the Launchpad space for meetings, events, and collaborative projects. The BC Launchpad is committed to fostering growth and innovation by providing accessible, well-equipped spaces tailored to your needs.
Start it up, logo.

StartItUp is a mobile app that increases an entrepreneurs' chances of success by matching you with an Advisor and helping your progress with a range of business and Artificial Intelligence tools. Bakersfield College Launchpad and StartItUp have partnered to help entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses.

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The mission of Bakersfield College's SBA is to inspire, foster, and promote the interest and pursuit of business, entrepreneurship, and professionalism. It aims to give local students, especially those at Bakersfield College, opportunities to network with, learn from, and observe local businesspeople, and to learn other business-related skills and gain business-related experience. Join this phenomenal entrepreneurial association.

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AB540 Information

The Bakersfield College AB540 Suppport Program provides a comprehensive program of services for students who are eligible under the AB540/ AB2000/SB 68- California Nonresident Tuition Exemption. The goal of the program is to help eligible students meet their educational objectives, whether they seek occupational certificates, associate degrees, or transfer to four-year institutions.

Computer stations and a printer in the Luanchpad.
Computer Lab

Entrepreneurial Oasis

Craft your success in our dynamic office environment. The Bakersfield College Launchpad computer lab support staff are focused on enhancing the learning experience of entrepreneurs throughout Kern County.

Scan & Print

Print from any lab computer! Scan documents and then print them. The Launchpad support staff is ready to help you accomplish the task on hand.


Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe Photoshop, and other software commonly used in an office environment are available in the computer lab

Never used the software? Not to worry! The support staff can guide you through the steps.


Work in a group or with your own laptop, the computer lab offers free Wi-Fi and team working tables.

Launchpad computer lab


The Launchpad computer lab offers technology equipment you can borrow  while you work in the Launchpad.

  • Calculators - Graphing and scientific
  • Presentation Equipment - HDMI/VGA Adapters suitable for any Mac or PC for presentation purposes.
  • Phone Chargers - Iphone and Android phones
  • Laptop Chargers - Macbook and HP and Dell laptop
  • Headphones
  • Computer Mice

All equipment are for use for a few hours at a time and are not to be removed from the Launchpad.