Below is a list of some of the events and activities that Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC hosted during Semester 2 of the 2018-19 Academic Year. If you have any particular queries regarding our upcoming events please contact us by emailing

Semester 2


Start-Up Lab at UCC

Date: Tuesdays, February 5th-March 12th, 2019

Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm

6-week start-up programme to help participants build and refine a business model for their idea (in association with UCC’s IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme).

If you are interested in a place in this programme, please email 

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Tuesday, January 29th

Be Your Own Boss Workshop (BYOB) Series

Date: Wednesdays February 6th-February 27th, 2019

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

4-week interactive series focused on building necessary business skills required to BYOB with focus and confidence.

IT App Development Clinics

Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

4-week interactive series focused on building necessary business skills required to BYOB with focus and confidence. Organised in association with BIS Society.

Developing Your Commercial DNA

Date: Friday, March 1st 2019

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Full-day personal and professional development programme to build your business acumen and commercial skills.

Limited places available. Register by: 5:00pm, Monday, February 25th

2nd Annual Student Entrepreneurship Showcase

Date: Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Campus-wide expo showcasing student start-ups in conjunction with Local Enterprise Week.

Now accepting start-ups for the showcase!



2019 UCC Student Entrepreneurship Awards                                                          

Date: Thursday, March 28th

Coordinated by the Entrepreneurship Implementation Group (EIG), the UCC Entrepreneurial and Social Society (E&S) and Enactus UCC. 

Awards Process: 

Submit a 3 minute video and a 5 page outline business document by Monday, March 4th to

To obtain further information please contact the Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC office. 

Start UP Apprentice Challenge

Date: Friday, March 15th 2019

 Time: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Start UP Apprentice Challenge will bring together entrepreneurs,leading experts and UCC students to work together during an intensive day to create solutions that address challenges faced by four female-led companies. In essence, the Challenge aims to transform 4 start up businesses in a day.

Limited places available. Register by: 1:00pm, Thursday, March 7th

Entrepreneurship in the Rockies Programme

Date: May 19th – June 1st 2019

An amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in a 2-week experiential entrepreneurship study abroad programme in Montana, USA. Once in a lifetime experience!

If you are interested in applying for a place in this programme, please send an expression of interest email to

Student Inc. Accelerator Programme (Participant Application)

Date: June-August 2019 

Full-time enterprise support programme.

Spend three months working on your business idea in the Library Creative Zone. 

With €4,000 seed funding as well as training and mentoring on your idea, this opportunity is not to be missed!

Student Inc. Accelerator Programme: Student Enterprise Intern 

Date: Mid-May 2019-August 2020

Year long, entrepreneurship internship with Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC. 

Tuition contribution of up to €5,000 towards your MBA/MSc/PHD fees. 

Flexible work schedule of 15-20 hours per week around your programme.