Start Something: Launchpad

Launchpad is a 3.5 day programme which ran from the 25 - 28 June 2019. The programme supported delegates in developing the necessary skills to turn an idea into a viable business. During the programme, the delegates work on a proposal for their business, alongside other like-minded individuals and mentors.

Throughout the programme each team developed a plan based on their business proposition and on the final day they pitched to a panel for feedback.


The programme will provide introductory sessions on a range of topics, including:

  • the commercialisation process
  • finding your customers and market
  • creating competitive advantage
  • designing a business model
  • building star teams
  • financial strategy
  • the art of good pitching.

Register your Interest for 2020

Launchpad will return from 15 - 18 June 2020.

Register Your Interest

The biggest surprise was how immensely open and helpful people in the start-up community are. Not just the teachers and people who provide advice and support, but young entrepreneurs themselves. It is a very special community that goes very much against the stereotype of a business person or corporate culture.

Mateusz Piekarek, CEO, RayCal
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