Blackstone LaunchPad Sprints
The LaunchPad Sprints programme consists of four entrepreneurship sessions run over two weeks. The purpose of the programme is to introduce entrepreneurship and startup practices to individuals and teams who are interested in entrepreneurship, social enterprise and other startup initiatives.
Our next Sprint will take place in January 2019. Deadline: 9th January
LaunchPad Sprints 2019 - January Edition
The Blackstone LaunchPad Sprints programme is designed to give budding student entrepreneurs a crash course in real life entrepreneurship and idea development. The programme is open to both individuals and teams from Trinity College Dublin (at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level).
Our next Blackstone LaunchPad Sprints will be run in January 2019 and is open to eight teams. It will consist of four daytime sessions on Jan. 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st Followed by a pitch on Feb.1st
The winning team of this years sprints program will granted a place in the pitching round of the LaunchBox 2019 programme!
Schedule and timetable
For more details and for a specific breakdown of the timetable see below:
To apply click below and submit your application before the 9th of January. Individuals are generally notified in regard to their application the following week. To apply on any Sprints programme please make sure you've first signed up to Blackstone LaunchPad's community page (which will be used during the Sprints programme).
TERMS & CONDITIONS / FAQs
Individuals must be available to the best of their abilities for the duration of the programme (Four daytime sessions on January 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th). The sessions are held during lunch hours (12pm - 2pm) to best accommodate students' timetables. We require you and your team members to attend at least 75% of the sessions collectively.
Prize: The winning team of January’s sprints program will granted a place in the pitching round of the LaunchBox 2019 programme.
Neither Trinity, LaunchPad nor Blackstone will have any rights to an equity stake or any other benefit in the ventures that result from participation on the programme.
While it is advisable that each team has some form of agreement amongst the members of the team regarding distribution of any future benefits, such an agreement is the sole responsibility of the participants.
These terms and conditions are indicative only and subject to change.
APPLYING WITH AN IDEA
You may participate with a previously worked idea.
Applying companies should comprise of a majority of current students (undergrad or postgrad) of Trinity, or have graduated from Trinity within the last 12 months, and must be open to taking on other members during the first session of the programme. All applicants should be available for the period of the programme.
If applying with a previously worked idea, the programme is open to teams of one or more members. The recommended team size is 2-3 people with a mix of disciplines. It is not a requirement that the applicant is an incorporated entity although applications from Limited Companies are welcome.
If applying with a previously worked idea, the programme is open to teams of one or more members. The recommended team size is 2-3 people with a mix of disciplines.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP)
All IP created by the participants during the programme will be owned by the creators.
Any IP disclosed as part of the programme will be regarded as public and should not be regarded as confidential.
Any previously created IP (not created by the participants) that will be introduced before or during the project must be notified to the organisers at the application stage. This may be IP that was created:
as part of a Trinity project or under a funding scheme of any kind within Trinity
by any third party entity other than the participants