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blackstone launchpad events

Open to UCC students, staff and alumni.

ALL OUR EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE!

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

Date: Friday, September 20th

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Creative Zone, Boole Library

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

Date: Monday, September 30th 

Time: 5.30pm-7pm

Venue: Creative Zone, UCC Library

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

Date: Tuesdays, October 1st-November 5th

Time: 5.30pm-9pm

Venue: Creative Zone, UCC 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, UCC Library 

BE YOUR OWN BOSS (BYOB)

4-week interactive workshop series focused on building the necessary skills required to BYOB.

Date: Wednesdays, February 6th-February 27th 

Time: 5pm-7pm

Venue: Creative Zone, UCC Library

IT APP DEVELOPMENT CLINIC

Do you have a tech business, device, service or gadget but no tech knowledge? Well you can avail of a 1-hour consultation  with final year students in BIS, Computer Science or Engineering to discuss your idea. 

Date: Tuesday, February 26th 2020

Time:  2pm-5pm

Venue: Creative Zone, Boole Library

12-hour, full day innovation challenge to address problems affecting society (in association with IGNITE, CUBS, and Bank of Ireland). €1,000+ in prizes on offer!

Date: Friday, October 4th 

Time: 8am-8pm

Venue: Creative Zone, UCC Library

DEVELOPING YOUR COMMERCIAL DNA

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

Date: Friday, March 6th 2020

Time: 8.30am-5pm

Venue: Creative Zone, UCC Library

What have participants GOT to say?

“..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.