Happy New Year from LaunchPad!

Happy New Year! We hope you're all rested and ready to go. LaunchPad and LaunchBox certainly are! So with key application deadlines right around the corner it's a good time to have a look at these and some of the other great opportunities we have here at LaunchPad! 


Contents:

  • LaunchPad Sprints #2 Application Deadline
  • LaunchBox 2017 Application Deadline 
  • Women Who Wow: Entrepreneurship Mentoring for Female Students
  • Blackstone Summer Internship in New York


The LaunchPad Sprints:
 
The LaunchPad Sprints are back again this year and right around the corner! Right on the tail end of all those January New Years resolutions! The programme will start on the 31st of January and wrap up on the 10th of February with the application deadline on the 27th of January.

The sprints programme is a great opportunity to get an introduction into the world of entrepreneurship by exploring your own idea and testing it with industry mentors.

To apply for next month's programme and to read up more on the programme please check out this page: http://www.launchpadtrinity.org/sprints/ you can check out some of the photos from last year!

LaunchBox Applications Now Open!

  • Get paid to work for yourself, on your own idea, with your team for the summer
  • On-campus office space in the GMB for 12 weeks
  • Access to an elite, specialised programme of experts and mentors who will help you to advance your idea
  • Follow-on supports from the LaunchBox and LaunchPad team once the programme is finished

Applications close at 9am, 13 February, 2017. Have a look at the application procedures and supports available here.

Women Who Wow: Mentoring for female students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship

We strongly believe that LaunchBox would be a better programme with a better gender ratio. Statistically, startups with a gender diverse Board or founding team are more successful than startups without gender diversity, yet despite this we don’t receive applications from nearly as many gender diverse or all-female teams as we do all-male.

We’d like to see that change this year.

We are rolling out a pilot mentoring scheme, with the support of Trinity’s Equality Fund, that is aimed at female students who are interested in setting up their own business or social venture. Find out more here, or get in touch with Alison Treacy directly if you are interested in applying. Please note that places are extremely limited.

Summer Internship with Blackstone (New York):

We have a fantastic opportunity with the Blackstone LaunchPad Network – The Foundation is hiring a summer intern to support the Foundation’s broader initiatives and programs, including Blackstone LaunchPad. For more information check out our post here!


Booking an Appointment:
 
You can book an appointment with any of our mentors through our website to discuss an event, a business idea, a social enterprise, or any other initiative for that matter: 
http://www.launchpadtrinity.org/appointments/

Thanks and Happy New Year!
 
The LaunchPad Team.