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blackstone launchpad events

Open to UCC students, staff and alumni.

Half-day challenge event, which will act as our launch event for the academic year.

Date: Friday, September 20th

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Venue: Creative Zone, Boole Library

Cross-Campus networking event bringing creative and entrepreneurial thinking students together.

Date: Monday, September 30th 

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Venue: Creative Zone, Boole Library

4-part series involving local entrepreneurs as they speak about their experience and offer sound advice in going down this path. 

Date: Thursdays, October 3rd-October 24th 

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Venue: Creative Zone, Boole Library 

A 2-part series featuring an interdisciplinary Showcase and 12-hour innovation challenge exclusively designed for UCC Postgrds by UCC Postgrads.

Showcase Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Challenge Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020 

Time: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Venue: Dr Dora Allman Room, Hub Building

6-week start-up programme using Lean Canvas Model framework (in association with IGNITE and Bank of Ireland).

Date: Tuesdays, February 4th to March 10th

Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Creative Zone, Boole Library

A 7-week positive action self-development programme for final year and postgraduate female students.

Showcase Date: Wednesdays, January 29th to March 11th

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue:  Creative Zone, Boole Library 


Experience of previous participants

“..provided an insight in skills that are invaluable to industry that are not taught in college, such as public speaking. I will never have problem with public speaking again!” Eoin Ryan, 2nd Yr Engineering.

“Having access to mentors with extensive experience in helping startups grow was invaluable” Tom Leamon, Final Yr Computer Science.

 “They have so much on offer even to people who don’t already have ideas for a business plan or that don’t come from a business background” Naomi Hanrahan, UCC student.