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What is LaunchBox?
LaunchBox is Trinity's summer accelerator programme open to teams of students with an early-stage business or social enterprise. The programme provides mentorship, funding, access to alumni and investors, and the ideal collaborative environment to launch a new startup venture.
Trinity prides itself on its students’ innovation, enterprise, courage, and creativity, and LaunchBox is a perfect example of these qualities. We aim to empower students to forge and follow their own path through entrepreneurship, and this is made possible through the support for such projects both within Trinity and within the startup ecosystem.
Testimonials: The LaunchBox Experience
“After LaunchBox I’ve never questioned my ability to start a business, and it’s something I would have had reservations about before. It made me really think about what I’m doing and what challenges I might face along the way, and I feel that I am ready for these challenges now.”
– Aisling Byrne, Co-founder of Nu., LaunchBox 2016
“LaunchBox has given us the ability to work on what we are passionate about”
– Kevin Murray, Co-founder of TicketChain, LaunchBox 2017
“For me, LaunchBox was a terrific opportunity to grow up as an entrepreneur and as a person, shaping my future and constantly dealing with amazing people.”
– Emanuele Ferrari, Co-Founder of FallSafe, LaunchBox 2016
“LaunchBox is an utterly unique experience for Trinity students and I would advise any budding entrepreneurs to take part in it”
– Catherine Coffey, Co-founder of Lexi, LaunchBox 2017
“The other entrepreneurs in LaunchBox were a fantastic source of support, guidance and inspiration.”
– Éire Smith, Co-Founder of SmallFarms, LaunchBox 2016
“Every startup has gaps in knowledge and Launchbox helps fill these gaps with experts and past entrepreneurs who have been through what you are going through”
– Pierce Dargan, Co-founder of Equine MediRecord, LaunchBox 2017
“[Through LaunchBox] I’ve learned that in a startup you have to trust your instincts and make the tough calls early. Don't be indecisive. If you use logic and rationale you will usually come to the right decision.”
- Dylan Scully, Co-Founder of MatchDay, LaunchBox 2016
Workshops and mentoring sessions to help students with early stage ideas in preparation for accelerator.
Successful founders receive office space, mentorship and funding over the three month summer program.
Startups from the accelerator can apply for sponsored office space and continued support to help them grow.