COVID-19 Update

As the UCC campus is currently closed we are not operating from our office in the Library Creative Zone. However, we wish to advise all of Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC’s stakeholders that we are still working on a full-time basis and are available to support you in a remote capacity.

If you would like to arrange a virtual appointment with a member of our team please email

Alternatively please direct any queries that you have to the aforementioned email address.

We encourage you to comply fully with all public health announcements and to stay safe during these challenging times.



people talk

Hold on, chillax! We’re not trying to sell you on our service. Instead, here are some dudes that will do the hard work for us.

"I have and continue to receive mentoring from Peter Finnegan. As well as this, I have participated in the Start-up Lab at UCC and the Be Your Own Boss Programme along with the UCC Entrepreneurship Showcase. I have also just returned from Los Angeles, where I participated in the Tech Stars StartUp Weekend".
Mary murphy
2nd Year Government
"I have nothing but respect and gratitude for Peter and the whole Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC team. I was lucky enough to attend the Techstar Training bootcamp in New York at the end of 2018, which I can only describe as a once in a lifetime opportunity"
Michael vaughan
1st Year PhD Physiology
"Peter is a fantastic mentor that gave me great advice on how to market and innovate my business idea. It was good to have an outside perspective on my business idea and where I plan on going in years to come".
Kate madden
2nd Year Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship