Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC hosts a range of events throughout the year. Please find below a list of events planned for Semester 2 of the 2017-18 Academic Year.

Unless otherwise indicated, all of these events will take place in the Creative Zone, which is located on Q Floor of the Boole Library.

Start-Up Lab at UCC

Date: Tuesdays, January 30th -March 13th

Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm

7 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).

This programme has now been filled but there will be similar programmes later in the year.

UCC Entrepreneurship Awards 2018

Closing Date (Stage 1 Applications): 5:00pm, Friday, February 16th

Cross-campus entrepreneurship competition organised by UCC’s Entrepreneurship Implementation Group and the UCC Entrepreneurial & Social Society. Proudly supported by LEOs Cork City and County. €5,000 in prizes on offer across different categories.

To apply please click HERE for further information.


 TechShop: APP Development IT Clinics

 Date: Wednesday, February 21st & Wednesday, March 21st

 Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

 Do you need advice on developing your tech idea? Avail of this 30 minute consultation clinic to receive insights on app and platform development.

 Only 20 available spaces – please register HERE if you would like to participate in this event.

 Be Your Own Boss Workshop Series

 Date: Thursdays, February 22nd-March 15th

 Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

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

 Only 30 available spaces – to register your interest please click HERE

LaunchPad Connect Date: Monday, February 26th & Monday, March 12th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Networking event for student entrepreneurs, co-hosted with UCC NetSoc Society.

To register your interest in attending this event please click HERE


 2018 Student Entrepreneurship Showcase

Date: Wednesday, March 7th

Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm

We are converting the Creative Zone into a Start-Up Trade Show. Come to our 1st campus-wide expo showcasing student start-ups, products, and services.  *Keynotes from Jerry Sweeny, Cork Internet eXchange and Jason Woodard, owner of Huckleberry Doughnuts*  *Free Food* *Expo Stands*

To register your interest in attending this event please click HERE

Business Idea Generation Challenge 

Date: Friday, March 9th

Time: 7:30am-8:00pm

In association with IGNITE, CUBS and Bank of Ireland (€5,000 in prizes on offer).

Only 40 available spaces – to register your interest in participating please click HERE

Developing Your Commercial DNA

Date: Friday, March 23rd

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

How will you stand out? Develop business acumen and commercial skills to operate effectively in all work environments.

Only 30 available spaces – to register your interest in participating please click HERE

Entrepreneurship in the Rockies

Date: Tuesday, May 15th-Sunday, May 27th

Enjoy an unique opportunity to participate in an Entrepreneurship Study Aboard Programme and be immersed in a completely different business culture in Missoula, Montana, USA.

Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC will provide financial support for up to 12 UCC students to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Thanks for all who has applied for entrepreneurship in the Rockies, the application is now closed.