Book an Appointment
Here at LaunchPad at Trinity we offer year round support and guidance for individuals interested in initiating ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship.
You can book an appointment with a dedicated mentor for confidential advice on a business idea, social enterprise endeavour or any initiative you wish to be realised. Please read more on our mentors below and when you're ready feel free to book an appointment below!
You can find directions to our space here.
Lastly, you must first have signed up to Blackstone LaunchPad's community page before you can book an appointment and if you have a startup please add it as an idea before you book your appointment.
I’m the Student Entrepreneurship Programme Manager at Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace. While completing my Business degree at Trinity I co-founded Blazer Technologies, a tech start-up aimed at protecting honeybees, and participated in the 2015 LaunchBox programme followed by Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers phase 2 program. Building on this, I’ve worked to develop a social enterprise that would help combat pollinator decline.
As a recent graduate, I am keen to help students learn to balance, and even blend, start-up development with their studies. I am is excited to meet with innovative and entrepreneurially minded students from all disciplines to see how Tangent can empower them to make their idea a reality.
Gavan Drohan is Head of Student Entrepreneurship. Gavan has extensive experience working with early stage start-ups having previously run the acceleration programme for Wayra, Telefonica’s Dublin-based accelerator. Over a three-year period, Wayra invested in thirty Irish and international start-ups and was the highest performing location in the Wayra network.
Most recently, Gavan was co-founder of Red Planet, an innovation consultancy bringing startup driven innovation to their corporate clients. Red Planet was acquired by Deloitte in 2017. Gavan’s wider experience includes senior roles in Telecommunications, Digital advertising and mobile application development.
I'm the programme manager of LaunchBox, Trinity’s summer accelerator for student startups, which means I work with, help, support and advise students interested in starting their own company or social enterprise from pre-application stage, all the way to the end of the LaunchBox programme, and beyond.
I have worked in universities in Ireland and abroad on strategic projects around innovation and employability for over four years now. A Trinity graduate myself, I love the work that we do, and I want to meet with and hear from students who have an idea they're passionate about, and see how we can help them to progress it.